Our love of the fine scotch from The Balvenie distillery knows no bounds, so word of their latest release is always welcome. In this case the spirit is called Tun 1509. Handcrafted by renowned Malt Master David Stewart, Tun 1509 was carefully hand-selected from 42 of Balvenie’s finest casks – 35 traditional American oak barrels and seven European oak sherry butts – which […]

18 Oct
Limited edition single malt whisky returns to the US

Calling all distinguished tipplers — Speyside purveyors of handcrafted single-malt scotch whiskey The Balvenie is setting the 6th release of its rare 1401 Tun expression and it’s headed for The United States. The award-winning distillery in Dufftown, Scotland will release 2,500 bottles of this rare batch which is made of a mix of whisky matured […]

15 Oct
Select a more distinguished spirit than your glass of Jameson

Continuing in his quest to have whisky-guzzlers worldwide give up their overly-commercialized yet beloved bottle of Jack Daniels, Ian Buxton has released a sequel to his 2010 guide 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die. In light of a more cosmopolitan approach to enjoying Scotland’s national drink, the illustrious tippler renounces the obvious whiskies in […]

28 Aug
Ditch the ice cubes for your favorite single malt scotch

When you’re done drinking yourself stupid on $4 pickle-back shots of Jack Daniels (goodbye, college) and are ready to move onto the adult stuff, don’t pull a rookie move and drop ice cubes into your cup — unless you’re looking to water down your favorite whisky drink and ruin it. You need an ice ball. […]

23 May
Savor the limited edition whiskey of the (Norse) Gods

To honor their Norse heritage, Highland Park presents their Thor expression as part of the four-piece Valhalla Collection. Aged 16 years, Thor has a vanilla and gingerbread palate sure to strike the senses. Only 1,500 bottles will be released and are packaged in a bespoke wooden frame, the design inspired by the dragon-head bows of […]

9 May
Only 1,824 decanters of the handpicked whisky to be made

One of the most respected of the large production scotch distilleries, The Macallan announces the limited release “MMXII” expression, part of its highly coveted 1824 Collection. The single malt whisky from Speyside has been handpicked from some of the rarest casks at The Macallan Estate, which explains why only 1,824 decanters will be made available […]

7 Feb
Long live the Queen... only 85 bottles made for $12,700 each

Several British distilleries are getting in on the Diamond Jubilee celebrating the 60 years reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and such is the case with Scottish distillery Glen Grant. Bottled on February 2nd of this year, and distilled way back on February 2, 1952, this Glen Grant 60 Years old Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee whisky […]

27 Oct
Matured in the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks

Known best for their sherried single malts, the Scottish distillery GlenDronach has introduced a 21 Year Old “Parliament” whisky. Resembling a deep amber in appearance, the Highland scotch is ripe with autumnal fruits, most notably blackberries and red plums. The Parliament is matured in a combo of the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks […]