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You Can Thank Blended Scotch for Your Single Malt

You Can Thank Blended Scotch for Your Single Malt

It’s in vogue to be a fan of single-malt Scotch whisky. Trendy drinkers love to fetishize things that speak of a distinct place and style. For Scotch, that means obsessing over single malts and disregarding blends, and the market shows it. Single-malt sales have grown 183 percent in the U.S. since 2002, while blended Scotch sales […]

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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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