You may not be familiar with Dufftown, Scotland (pop. 1,667), but you have no doubt heard of its most famous export. Glenfiddich is the world’s leading single malt whisky distiller and sold 1.22 million 9-liter cases in 2017 alone. That’s no small feat, especially seeing how all the water used in the Speyside distillery’s production […]
As the seasons change from spring to summer, the universe finds itself in flux. Don’t get swept away with cosmic currents — discover your drinks destiny to see what the cosmos has in store. From star-studded skies to sparkly spirits, here is VinePair’s May 2018 drink horoscope for every sign of the zodiac.
Canadian whisky is the Rodney Dangerfield of brown spirits — it just doesn’t get the same respect as bourbon and single malts do in America. Here, the category is dominated by brands like Crown Royal and Canadian Club. (Canada omits the “e” like the Scots do.) These labels are perennially popular in the U.S.; according […]
Scotch is… confusing. If you’re new to it, trying to pick Scotch whisky is like trying to figure out which estranged relative to talk to at that big, terrifying family reunion. The Macallan, fortunately, is one Scotch it’s easy to love immediately.
An iconic Scotch whisky, Lagavulin is synonymous with Islay’s signature peat. Its range spans golden pours aged in new American oak, amber single malts ideal for those presently or aspirationally wearing Shetland sweaters, and a rich, russet, sherry-aged distiller’s edition. Its celebrity fan base and pop cultural allure abet more than 200 years of history […]
Every Saturday Jews across North America make their way to worship and drink whiskey. Strictly speaking, they are gathering for the specific purpose of prayer; drinking whiskey is just a pleasant way of passing the time with fellow congregants. But the kosher bottlings from prominent whiskey labels, the growth of “kiddush clubs,” and the spread […]
Single Malt Scotch can be incredibly confusing. With different regions and styles it can be hard to find a Scotch you like. And once you do, it’s still difficult to find other Scotches with a similar profile. Just because a Scotch is made in the same region as the one you like does not mean […]
Even if you’ve never taken a snort of whisky in your life (yeah, that’s a thing), you’ve probably heard the term Single Malt Scotch, likely spoken with an air of importance or terror. Maybe both. But don’t be intimidated, either by the Scotchiness or the Single Malt-iness. Single Malt just means the whisky is 100% […]
If you’ve learned how to read a whiskey label, you may have fallen in love with whiskey, and you probably find yourself searching most eagerly for those two words, “Single Malt.” More often found on Scotch whisky bottles, they’ve made their way into the lexicon of American whiskey (move over, bourbon!