Scotch

The Macallan has been whisky collectors’ brand of choice for decades; the distillery has released so many rare and limited-edition bottlings that it’s hard to believe any treasures still remain. But...
At the Tasting Kitchen in Los Angeles, the most enduringly popular cocktail, first served seven years ago during the Italian restaurant’s debut, is one its head bartender, Justin Pike, can’t shake—...
Rob Cooper, who died last month at the age of 39, is one of the handful of people about whom it can be said that he singlehandedly changed the world of spirits and cocktails. It was Cooper, as head...
The New York City cocktail bar Pouring Ribbons , renowned for its creative cocktails and gracious hospitality, decided last autumn to entirely do away with the typical seasonal drinks menu in favor...
Luxury Timepiece platform Eleven James partners with The Macallan for the holidays.
Originally published in the November/December issue of Host’s Guide as “ The Highlands & Islands ” Ardbeg Perpetuum Founded in 1815 and located on the southern shores of the fog-shrouded island...
The unassuming island is home to distilleries that produce the smokiest single malts in the world.
The Last Drop 50 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky ($4,000) is composed of 82 different whiskies—70 single malts and 12 grain whiskies—many from distilleries that no longer exist...
A relative newcomer to the world of fine scotch, whisky maker John Glaser’s 14-year-old Compass Box Whisky Co . has turned out an impressive, diverse array of small-batch whiskies.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America announces The Whisky Extravaganza in Houston on April 2, 2014, and Dallas on April 3, 2014. The Whisky Extravaganza provides attendees an unusually wide...
Eagle-eyed observers traveling through duty-free shops around the world recently may have noticed an eye-catching gold metallic bottle displayed among the other Johnnie Walker Scotch brands. This was...
Whisky barrels pressed into service to celebrate a festive occasion. James broyhill ii represents the fourth generation of a family that has been making furniture since the early 20th century. As the...
Scotch is the much-anticipated new whisky bar in the five-star Balmoral hotel that presents more than 400 varieties—single malts, blends, young malts, mature malts—making it the largest selection of...
Little has changed since William Grant & Sons, now one of Scotland’s few remaining family-owned distillers, built The Balvenie distillery in 1892. The Balvenie still performs every aspect of its...
For the connoisseur of Scotch and the collector of whisky, a well-aged and limited release will always garner significant attention. If that whisky also is the oldest expression from any producer in...
Highland Park , located on the Orkney Islands, was once a favored haunt of the Vikings. Now Scotland’s northernmost distillery is paying tribute to its Nordic heritage with the release of Thor ($199...
Guests relaxing within the wood-paneled, Lalique-accented ambience of Macallan ’s elegant £10 (Ten Pound) cocktail lounge at the Montage Beverly Hills hotel might expect to see Macallan 25 Year Old...
In addition to affecting color, the type of barrel in which a whiskey is aged can account for as much as 80 percent of its taste. This is dramatically demonstrated with Woodford Reserve ’s Rare Rye...
Most single-malt Scotch is aged in either ex-bourbon barrels or sherry casks, or a combination of both. Depending on the geographic origin of the oak, each imparts its own distinctive flavors to the...
Typically, single-malt Scotch is aged in ex-bourbon barrels and used sherry casks. But in 1994, Glenmorangie—the best-selling single malt in Scotland—began releasing the results of experiments with...
Since 1994, under the guidance of Dr. Bill Lumsden, master distiller and head of whisky creation for Glenmorangie , this Speyside distillery has been producing a series of highly successful “wood...