Tag Archives: Vatted Malt

Picking A Good Starter Scotch

Aberfeldy 12YO single malt

Choosing The Right Scotch Whisky For A Beginner By Richard Thomas Introducing a friend to Scotch whisky is far trickier than getting them started on Bourbon. While Scotch has a wide ranging palette of flavors and deep set of styles to work with, that can mean one is just as likely to accidentally turn someone off as on with a ...

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The Top Ten Bargain Scotch Whiskies

The Macallan Double Cask 12 Year Old

By Liam Hiller Whisky drinking often starts out as an interest, but before long it can blossom into a fully-fledged hobby; just ask the thousands of whisky enthusiasts dotted around the world. For many, the moment the sweet nectar of their first dram passed their lips is iconic and remembered for the rest of their lives. It opens a gateway ...

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Seven New Scotch Whiskies For Springtime

Last Drop Lochside Single Grain 1972

By Richard Thomas For Spring 2017, Scotland is delivering a little something for everyone. The seven whiskies that follow include not just offerings for Sherry devotees and Peat lovers, but also whiskies rare and old; using peculiar woods; and made with an eye on Bourbon drinkers. Ardbeg Kelpie ($140) The latest from the fan favorite Islay distillery, Ardbeg Kelpie is ...

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Lost Distillery Jericho Scotch Review

The Lost Distillery Company Jericho

By Richard Thomas Rating: B The operating theme for The Lost Distillery Company is to create vatted malts that simulate the single malts produced by a now defunct distillery, and Scotland has dozens of them. In this instance, Jericho Distillery, also known as Benachie. This was founded as an Aberdeenshire farm-distillery in 1824. The name changed to Benachie in the ...

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Seven Underrated Scotch Whiskies

Aberfeldy 12YO single malt

By Richard Thomas A whisky can be overlooked for a variety of reasons. Many look askance at the lack of an age statement or if the age statement is below 12 years, the point which serves as the lowest age rung in many whisky lines. The brand may be overshadowed by a more famous neighbor or simply be obscure in ...

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