What makes scotch, scotch? How is it different from other whiskeys, such as Irish and Canadian whiskeys or bourbon?
The main difference between whiskey and scotch is mostly geographic. That is to say, most scotches are whiskeys, but not all whiskeys are scotch. There are also some spelling and ingredient differences. Scotch is a whisky (with no “e”) made in Scotland. And bourbon, for example, is
You know how when you take a sip of typical cheap or “house” spirit, the high alcohol content rips and burns your throat? That’s the opposite of what a “smooth” whisky hopes to achieve. By “smooth,” we mean a spirit that you can drink without needing to use a fire extinguisher to tone down the burn. You want the liquid to go down your throat like satin or silk.
That’s not to say that whisky
Good Scotch whisky doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are our favorite affordable Scotch picks.
Scotch whiskies often have tasting notes that go something like: Has a nose of rubbed peppermint leaves and damp grass. Is that a hint of lemon peel? As you sip the drink, it hits the palate with an oiliness; a taste o
Searching for a great Veteran’s Day gift for the Scotch-whisky-loving veteran in your life but don’t know much about scotch? If so, the local liquor store’s abundant offerings can be daunting. Not to worry, though. Below isa list of five high-quality scotches that are sure to make a splash this Veteran’s Day.
The following list will help you in your search for a great Veteran’s Day gift. But
Go to the liquor store and look at the shelf full of Scotch bottles. To the untrained eye, it’s just a lot of different colored bottles bearing names that are difficult to pronounce. It’s hard to know where to start. Maybe you know your go-to bottle. But what if you want to try something different?
If you have these questions, then we have your answers. This article will give you a run-down of
A room-temperature beverage with a golden hue sits on the shelf. You stare at it as you nurse your drink at the bar, nervous to begin your Scotch-tasting journey. It is in a decorative bottle that makes the liquid appear even more delicious than you’ve already heard it is. You look at the bottle, and on the side is a list of aromas, notes, and a little history l
Vikings – it is a word that conjures images of muscle-bound warriors clutching double-sided axes on long wooden boats. But when the word is used, chances are, the idea of Scotch whiskey doesn’t pop into your head.
Highland Park Distillery wants to change that.
This Orkney Islands-based distillery touts the region’s Vikin
Most whiskies of Islay have a reputation for their medicinal and smoky taste. Ardbeg is no different. That smoky taste is derived from the peat, and this is considered a central characteristic of the Islay malts. This is ascribed to the water and to the peating levels of the barley. This is what causes that “medicinal” flavor most people refer to. Even with all these sim
Whisky is a part of Scotland’s rich history. going back hundreds of years. The earliest known mention of whisky is in the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland in 1494. Fast forward to today and whisky is Scotland's national drink, their most popular export, and a tourist attraction that takes people from the lowlands to the northernmost islands of Scotland. While enjoyable on its own thanks to its various c
From hot coffee in the morning to hot chocolate for the kids, there are a plethora of beverages to warm you in the winter. In search of a nightcap, or a cocktail perfect for a celebration? A good Scotch may be what you're looking for. Scottish whisky, single malt, or blended whisky, neat or on the rocks, isn’t for everyone. But anyone can get cozy with these four fabulous Scottish cocktails.