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Seven Smoky Scotches to Drink by the Fireplace

Seven Smoky Scotches to Drink by the Fireplace

Nothing screams winter like cozying up next to a fireplace on a snowy night with a tumbler of smoky Scotch to sip on. The smoke factor in your snifter is determined by the level of peat (decomposed material from a water-heavy environment) used during the drying process of the barley grain. We’ve compiled a list of […]

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The Secret to Picking a Good Scotch Whisky

The Secret to Picking a Good Scotch Whisky

Picking out a Scotch whisky from a wall of names you have no chance of correctly pronouncing can be intimidating. Names like Allt-a-bhainne, Auchentoshan, and Bruichladdich are sure to get you dirty looks from the Scotch enthusiast behind the counter and the people behind you in line. So you choose one the old fashioned way: blind pointing. […]

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Peat Is The Lazy Thing That Makes Whiskey Awesome

Peat Is The Lazy Thing That Makes Whiskey Awesome

Let’s be super real here. Peat is absolute funk. Like, Parliament Funk. Overly aged, particularly flavorful, insistently in-yo-face. That’s peat. You either love it or you hate it. Actually, that divisive thing shouldn’t really exist. Peat is a part of the many elements that go into making great Scotch. Peated Scotch. Which is, important to […]

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