Useful advice on serving spirits


Royal Salute’s Tribute to Honour: A bottle of scotch so expensive you’ll probably never taste it

Crafted by Royal Salute as a liquid homage to the oldest crown jewels in the British Isles—The Honours of Scotland—Tribute to Honour is a blend of some of Chivas Brothers‘ oldest and finest whiskey in an over-the-top package. To create the Tribute, Master Blender Colin Scott selected a few casks of very well-aged whisky, all at least 45 … Continue reading

Age your own whiskey kit by Woodinville

What whiskey lover wouldn’t want the chance to age their own whiskey? Now’s your chance with the Age Your Own Whiskey Kit from Woodinville. The Age Your Own Whiskey Kit includes two 750 ml bottles of 110 proof White Dog un-aged whiskey, a 2 liter aging barrel, pouring funnel, two tasting glasses, and step-by-step instructions. … Continue reading

Malt Advocate Shocks Scotland: Names Indian Amrut “World Whisky of the Year”

The influential Malt Advocate Magazine has named Indian whisky Amrut Fusion “World Whisky of the Year.” It is the second major honor bestowed upon Amrut’s Fusion, having been named third best whiskey of the year in the 2010 edition of “The Whisky Bible.” This time, it scored top of the heap worldwide, besting and shocking Scotland, American … Continue reading

$160,000 Bottle of Single Malt Scotch

This story actually starts more than 700 years ago in Scotland, when a member of the Clan Mackenzie saved the king from being gored by a Highland stag. The kingly reward was that Colin Mackenzie was granted royal permission to use the stag’s head in the Mackenzie coat of arms. In 1867, the Mackenzies took ownership … Continue reading

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

From Benromach to Yoichi, a definitive guide to whisky by one of the industry’s more illustrious tipplers In his new book “101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die” whisky expert Ian Buxton poses the fun challenge of learning about whisky by drinking a lot of whisky. Having the enviable job of working in the whisky … Continue reading

When jewellery designer meets an excellent whisky …

The Highland Park 50 year old is a vatting of five refill oak casks distilled in 1960. The single malt appeals to the whiskey enthusiast with its natural mahogany color, rich and spicy tannins, and muscovado sugar flavors. Highland Park 50 Year Old resides in a 70cl bottle specially designed by renowned jewelry designer Maeve Gillies … Continue reading