The United States is currently experiencing a boom in terms of carefully crafted spirits. Both beer and spirits see an upward trend of proprietors fanatically devoted to making a quality product, and that’s good for the entire market. That places an implicit (and reasonable) expectation of us: know what you’re ordering. With that in mind, […]
We’ve noted in a previous entry that the embargo with Cuba may be ending soon, and we shared some Cuban cigars that you might pick up while you’re abroad. But even if the embargo were to end tomorrow, it’s important to note that Cuba has gotten used to worldwide demand without the United States. If […]
We covered the basics of scotch versus whiskey in an earlier post, but there is still a wealth of ground to be covered in pursuit of finding the perfect scotch to suit your palate. Up next: Scotland’s scotch regions and their (prevailing) effect on flavor and aroma. Lowlands: The staple of the Lowlands is triple […]
People have written entire books about scotch—often, therein, crowning it the ultimate in gentlemen’s drinks. For those whose reading lists might not revolve around malted barley, however, here’s a quick overview: Just like there are cars, performance cars, and trusted performance cars, there is whiskey, Scotch whisky (i.e., scotch), and single-malt scotch—and wide separation between […]
Who doesn’t love a good glass of Scotch? Scotch whisky is, as the name suggests, a Scottish drink, made from malted grain and aged in oak casks. Scotches must have an alcoholic strength of less than 94.8% by volume. Since scotch from multiple casks may be used in a single bottle, the age statement on […]
We’ve all wondered it before, but likely been too embarrassed or too drunk to ask: what is the difference between a single malt scotch and a blended scotch? The basic difference is in production. Single malt scotches are strictly made from malted barley, whereas blended scotch whiskies come from a variety of grains such as […]
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