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Why Scotch Distilleries Use Copper Stills

Why Scotch Distilleries Use Copper Stills

The image of the large copper whisky still is iconic. Whether it’s in Scotland making Scotch whisky, or in America making moonshine and whiskey with an “e,” the copper still signifies quality and taste. But why, exactly, do distillers stick with copper on both sides of the Atlantic? After all, stills can technically be made […]

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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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