Tag Archives: Vatted Grain

Seven Of Scotland’s Independent Bottlers

Compass Box Barrel Staves

By Richard Thomas Many an American Whiskey purist scoffs at the notion of an independent bottler. Although the creations of Craft Barrel Spirits, High West and others have gained considerable appreciation, it’s still entirely common for me to run across people in whiskey bars declaring scorn for the idea that if a brand didn’t make the whiskey, it has no ...

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You Might Be A Scotch Geek If…

By Richard Thomas Where does the line between Scotch enthusiast, someone who enjoys a dram of fine single malt and knows something about it, and the Scotch geek, or the person who devotes a large and probably growing segment of their lives to the “Water of Life,” lie? To borrow a page from Jeff Foxworthy, you might be a Scotch ...

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Compass Box Hedonism Quindecimus Scotch Review

Hedonism Quindecimus Vatted Grain

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ Interest in grain whiskies has been coming back in recent years, with single grains in particular appearing in the Irish and Scottish sectors. Yet the idea of making a vatted grain whisky, a blend of grain whiskies from more than one distillery, remains a relatively small niche. Part of this is the relatively small number ...

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