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The Macallan M Puts the Spirit Back in the Bottle

Dec 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

It may be true that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but no one ever said anything about a whisky by its bottle. That’s why distillers and blenders invest so much into designing the packaging of their coveted spirits. This latest release from Macallan, however, takes things a step further. 

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Johnnie Walker Unveils Exclusive Platinum Label Scotch Whisky

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Johnnie Walkerís red, black and blue label blended Scotch whiskies are justly famous the world over. Now the storied 200-year-old brand is embarking on a new era with the introduction of their Platinum Label, a perfectly blended 18-year-old whisky inspired by the Walker family tradition of creating ďprivate blendsĒ for favored customers and company directors.... Read More

Johnnie Walker Partners with Alfred Dunhill on Special Edition Blue Label

Jul 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

As far as blended whiskies go, it doesn't get much more prestigious than Johnnie Walker Blue Label. But that doesn't mean the label can't step up its game.... Read More

The French Laundry Launches Spirits Program With The Macallan Fine & Rare Collection

Jun 3, 2013  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Thomas Kellerís legendary Napa Valley restaurant The French Laundry just announced the launch of their new spirits program, which features the world famous single malt Scotch, The Macallan. Keller and the restaurantís sommelier Dennis Kelly personally chose The Macallan as The French Laundryís exclusive Scotch whisky and specifically hand-selected the newly released 1989 vintage as one of the nine rare expressions of The Macallan available at the restaurant.... Read More

Tamdhu Whisky Comes Back to Life in Speyside Scotland

May 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Scotland's glens, hills and islands are pocked with distilleries and while most are hard at work producing whisky, not all of them are active. Once-active distilleries like Banff, Rosebank and Port Ellen are what insiders classify as "silent stills." It's not every day that a silent still comes back to life, but that is precisely what has happened with the re-inauguration of Tamdhu.... Read More

Kilchoman: The Little Whisky Farm Distillery That Could

May 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

Whisky connoisseurs enamored of the peated style will be familiar with the usual suspects from Islay. The Hebridean isle is home to some of the best in the business, including Ardbeg, Bowmore, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. But excellent as their whiski... Read More

The Macallan Holiday Selections

Nov 25, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Just in time for the holidays, Macallan has introduced a special edition box of The Macallan Sherry Oak 12 years old. Inside the beautiful box, your friends will unwrap a bottle of rich gold single malt scotch whisky.... Read More

The Macallan in Lalique Curiously Small Stills Single Malt for $20,000

Nov 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Famed Speyside distillery The Macallan and legendary crystal maker Lalique are coming out with their latest highly-prized collaboration in time for the holidays. The Macallan in Lalique Curiously Small Stills decanter, the fourth in the covetable series of single malt presentations, contains an exceptionally rare 60-year-old whisky.... Read More

World's Most Expensive Whisky at Montage Beverly Hills' New Macallan Lounge

Sep 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Montage Beverly Hills, the chic luxury hotel located in the famous Golden Triangle near Rodeo Drive, has launched a new lounge called ?10 (Ten Pound), famed single malt distillery The Macallanís only official outpost in the United States.... Read More

Ice Drop: Make a Splash in Your Next Drink

Jun 3, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

If your favorite fine spirits have become bored with just plain old "rocks," then the Ice Drop can help step it up a bit. The ingeniously shaped ice drop is as fun to use as it is to enjoy. A great conversation piece for your next libation-filled gathering, the Ice Drop Maker is an elegant and simple ice press designed to take large blocks of ice and melt and shape them into perfect ice spheres, or "ice drops."... Read More

Manly Cocktail Recipes for the Summer

Jun 2, 2011  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

While nothing hits the spot better than a cold brewski on a hot summer's day, nothing says refined refreshment like a cocktail. They don't all come in some froofy glass with a pink hue; plenty of cocktails feature man's favorite liquor, whether its tequila, scotch or gin. These fancy cocktail recipes could even start a new Father's Day tradition (or at least help get some warm fuzzy feelings going).... Read More

Auchentoshan 1998 Vintage Sherry Cask

May 19, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

The cachet of this vintage Auchentoshan (ock-un-tosh-un) lies in the influence of its aging in fino sherry barrels, made of European oak. Fino ("refined" in Spanish) sherry is considered the freshest, driest and lightest of traditional sherries - a far cry from the heavier, more robust oloroso sherry influences found in many other single malts.... Read More

Highland Park 50: The Transcendent Island Single Malt

Feb 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

Back in 1960, the world reacted to the U-2 spy plane debacle, Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Psycho, and the election of John Kennedy as President of the United States.... Read More

Encore to Host World's First Premier Luxury Whisky Show

Jan 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson  |  1 Comment

Events: The angels over Scotland must surely be in a dither, waiting for their share of the heaven-bound bounty soon to be unleashed in Las Vegas.... Read More

Four Delectable Dalmores From the Folks who brought us a $160,000 Bottle of Single Malt Scotch

Dec 7, 2010  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson  |  2 Comments

Food and Spirits: 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 stagís head in the Mackenzie coat of arms.... Read More

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