Articles Tagged: Scotland

Ice Balls and Free Scotch with The Macallan

The Macallan brought their road show to SF this week with loads of their amazing single malt scotch and ice balls! If you see this guy around town this weekend, make sure to have him buy you a few fingers of Macallan.

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Highland Park Valhalla Collection – Thor – Review

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This gem comes from one of our favorite Scotch houses – Highland Park.  Not only is Highland Park 18 one of the most perfect spirits that I have been fortunate enough to taste, the Edrington Group, which owns Highland Park is simply amazing.  Long a family enterprise, they fought off multiple hostile takeover attempts by Seagrams in the 1950’s, consolidated their holdings into the Edrington Group, which is owned by the Robertson Family Trust (the … Read more

Cadenhead’s Scotch Shop

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I recently visited Scotland and stumbled upon Cadenhead’s, Scotland Oldest Independent Bottler. As it was a trip with my mom, who I may have mentioned would have been a prohibitionist if she lived 100 years ago, it clearly wasn’t a DOTW trip (and I hadn’t researched where to buy some great scotch). But, I wanted to make sure that I brought the hubby back a bottle or two of scotch that wasn’t available or readily … Read more

Glen Grant 10 Yr. Single Malt Whiskey Review

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This scotch is the perfect spirit for beginning scotch drinkers.  It expresses the essence of scotch with its soft nose and palate expressions of dried fruit and kernal flavors, such as toffee, with none of the intensity or smokey peat that may turn off beginning drinkers.  This soft and approachable qualities also make it a great scotch to use in cocktails.  The Glen Grant 10 Yr. Single Malt Whiskey also clocks at an entry level … Read more

Chivas Regal 12 Year Old Scotch Whisky Review

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The Chivas Brothers started as grocers in Aberdeen Scotland, then became purveyors of fine food stuffs and liquor, including rum, and starting in 1843, were given a Royal Warrant to supply Queen Victoria on her trips to Scotland. In the 1850’s, one of the famed Chivas brothers turned his attention to Scotch and developed a blended Scotch Whisky where softer grain Whiskys were blended with the aromatic but often harsher Single Malt Whiskys. Viola, a … Read more

Auchentoshan Single Malt Three Wood Scotch Whisky Review

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This scotch spends time in not one, not two but three different types of wood casks. While most scotch spends time in used barrels that come from all over the world (port, sherry, wine, bourbon and whiskeys), it’s rare that they spend time in more than one type of cask. In this case, the result is pretty spectacular.

Auchentoshan (good luck saying or spelling it) is a Lowland Scottish distillery that triple distills its scotch. … Read more