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Scotch Whisky

Scotch is one of the most revered and sought after of whiskies and it, in itself, is a complex category of the distilled spirit. These articles will help you explore the wonderful world of Scotch whisky for yourself.
  1. Scotch Whisky Cocktails (30)
  2. Scotch Whisky Reviews (33)

Whiskey Wisdom - Scotch
By tradition and standard, Scotch Whisky uses the spelling for whisky without the "e". The distinct smoky flavor of this distilled classic is due to the malt drying process. Part of which is done over a peat-fueled fire, which allows the smoke to come in direct contact with the malt.

What is Blended Scotch Whisky?
The differences between blended scotch whisky and single malt scotch whiskies can often be confusing. Here is an easy primer on what makes blended scotch whisky unique and different than single malt scotch whisky.

How Smoky is Scotch?
What determines the smokiness of Scotch whisky? Primarily, it is a regional influence. Read more about which Scotches are have the heaviest smoke.

Islay Scotch Whisky Basics
Islay, an island located off the coast of mainland Scotland, is home to the most distinctive single malt scotches in all of Scotland. Renowned for a style that is smoky, peaty, briny and sometimes medicinal, Islay malts have a reputation of being too big and overpowering for the scotch novice.

Scotch Whisky Regions
Single malt scotch whisky is arguably the most famous style of whisky in the world. Within Scotland, different regions of the county are known for their own styles. This is a brief explanation of what single malt is and an overview of the regional styles and famous producers of each region in Scotland.

The Best Scotch Whiskies for Cocktails
The first ever Ultimate Cocktail Challenge was recently held at Astor Center in New York City. Essentially, the Ultimate Cocktail Challenge was a test to see which spirits performed best in which cocktails.After tasting and carefully rating each cocktail on a 100 point scale, these were the winning Scotch whiskies.

Drambuie Scotch Whisky Liqueur
Drambuie is a popular Scotch whisky based liqueur made with honey, herbs, and spices and an essential ingredient for cocktails such as the Rusty Nail.

Scotch Whiskey Picks for Father's Day
Fathers Day offers an opportunity to show your appreciation to the men that have played important roles in your life. While ties and golf balls are the most common gifts for Fathers Day, whisky also makes a great gift for those special men in your life. Here are some of the best single malt Scotch whiskies from the Highlands of Scotland to consider for Dad.

Blended Scotch Whisky Picks for Father's Day
Fathers Day offers an opportunity to show your appreciation to the men that have played important roles in your life. While ties and golf balls are the most common gifts for Fathers Day, whisky also makes a great gift for those special men in your life. Here are some of the best blended Scotch whiskies to consider for Dad.

Speyside Scotch Whisky Picks for Father's Day
Fathers Day offers an opportunity to show your appreciation to the men that have played important roles in your life. While ties and golf balls are the most common gifts for Fathers Day, whisky also makes a great gift for those special men in your life. Here are some of the best single malt Scotch whiskies from the Speyside region to consider for Dad.

Take a Scotch Whisky Distillery Tour
Ferne Arfin, About.com Guide to UK Travel, takes us on a photo tour of Speyside distilleries.

Glenfiddich 50 to go under the hammer soon
Glenfiddich is preparing to auction off one of its rarest bottles this month to benefit Friends of Scotland, the charity founded by Sean Connery to create educational scholarships and benefit veterans of foreign wars. Offering up one of the few precious bottles of Glenfiddich 50 year old for a simultaneous auction to be held at the Mandarin hotel in New York in 2009.

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