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Bowmore 1957 | Oldest Islay Whisky Ever Made and Possibly Most Expensive

Oct 18, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Whiskies are made all around the world. There are the traditional distilling states, of course, like Ireland, Canada and Kentucky, and there are distilleries emerging from Japan, India and other locations across the globe. However, no country has more distilleries than Scotland. There are so many, in fact, that scotch distilleries have had to be categorized by region: Highland, Lowland, Campbeltown, Speyside and Island. Even among the flavorful whiskies of the Scottish islands, one island stands out as its own distinct whisky-producing region.

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Isle of Jura Distillery Launches the Standing Stone 30 Single Malt Whisky

Oct 16, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Lovers of peaty whiskies are well acquainted with the Scottish island known as Islay, but in between Islay (pronounced “eye-lah”) and the Scottish mainland sits the Isle of Jura. While Islay has eight distilleries scattered over its land, Jura has but one that bears its name.... Read More

Photographer Annie Leibovitz Photographs Whisky on a Different Level

Oct 1, 2012  |   Contributor: Sally Farris  |  2 Comments

Most people, when they think whisky, think of cowboys or dapper old gentlemen. The luxury liquor brand Macallan recently came out with a campaign to display whisky through the eyes of a woman. Not just any woman though, but the eyes of one of the world's best photographers, Annie Leibovitz. Leibovitz’s four iconic images featuring Scottish actor Kevin McKidd served as inspiration for the flavors of the whisky housed in the 1,000 limited edition bottles that the pictures cover.... Read More

Macallan and Lalique Set World Record with $460,000 Bottle of Whisky at Sotheby’s

Sep 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph  |  1 Comment

This is, without a doubt, a golden age for scotch lovers, with more distilleries producing finer malts than ever before. The Macallan is surely high up on that list, decorated and favored as it is among critics and consumers alike. But with that level of excellence comes soaring prices, as this latest world record reflects.... Read More

World's Largest Bottle of Whisky Record Set By The Famous Grouse

Aug 24, 2012  |   Contributor: Noah Joseph

Most records involving whisky revolve around either the age of a specific malt or the price it has fetched at auction. But this latest bit of news takes on a larger dimension. In Scotland last week The Famous Grouse set a new world record by filling the largest bottle of whisky in the world.... Read More

Bowmore Single Malt Offers Savile Row Experience

Dec 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Two of the finest names in British heritage craftsmanship, Bowmore Islay single malt and bespoke tailor Malcolm Plews, have partnered on a new Savile Row gift experience combining the finest in Scotch whisky and custom-made suits.... Read More

Sam Adams Introduces Limited Release Utopias

Dec 20, 2011  |   Contributor: Kellie K. Speed

Sam Adams is well known in Boston for a flavorful selection of classic and seasonal brews, but what you may not realize is the brewery has created a unique beer called Utopias that is reminiscent of a deep, rich vintage port, fine cognac or aged sherry.... 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

A Private Spirits Tasting for Grooms-to-Be

Oct 5, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Your buddy is getting married and it’s your task to throw the "Last Night as a Free Man" party. Steer clear of the clichés — they never truly live up to the hype, anyways — and take the group to another kind of gentlemen’s establishment where you can still wet your throat by tasting the holy trinity of whiskey, bourbon, and brandy.... Read More

Johnnie Walker Releases Ltd. Edition Double Black

Sep 29, 2011  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Johnnie Walker, the legendary Scotch whisky brand founded in 1820, has announced the U.S. arrival of its new limited edition Double Black bottling. To create the bold, complex spirit, the trademark smoky characteristic of Johnnie Walker’s famed Black Label, which celebrated its 100th anniversary recently, was amplified to deliver an additional rich intensity of flavor.... Read More

Craft at 7000 Feet | Arizona High Spirits Distillery of Flagstaff

Sep 12, 2011  |   Contributor: Ray Pearson

"This is the spirit of the Southwest Highlands," distillery owner Dana Kanzler proudly proclaims. We are on the downwind side of the smoke chamber, as gentle, aromatic smoke from local mesquite wafts upward to the overhead air vents. Dried mesquite-smoked barley is milled into grist, one of the first steps in the process of distilling Arizona High Spirits Single Malt Whisky here at the distillery in Flagstaff. Kanzler continues, "Our products are hand crafted every step of the way – like a cobbler makes shoes. We employ only three people."... Read More

Scotland Travel: At Home at Inverlochy Castle

Jul 21, 2011  |   Contributor: Renata Parolari Fernandes

Inverlochy Castle Hotel was once the symbolic replacement to the ruined 13th century Inverlochy Castle, standing a short distance away. It was built in 1863 as a baronial mansion by Lord Abinger, as a family home. Since then, the castle was owned by very different people with different ideas, backgrounds and nationalities, maybe that's one of the reasons why it feels so incredibly welcoming to all.... Read More

Royal Salute Launches World's Most Expensive Scotch Whisky

Jun 17, 2011  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge  |  1 Comment

Timing is everything and the timing couldn't have been better this past weekend for the launch of the latest brand made by Royal Salute, the award-winning Scotch whisky company with roots deeply tied to the British Royal family. Royal Salute was created by parent company Chivas Regal in 1953 as a tribute to the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.... 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

Chivas Regal Master Whisky Tasting Class at the Cannes Film Festival

Jun 1, 2011  |   Contributor: Carrie Coolidge

Chivas Brothers' Global Brand Ambassador, Max Warner, recently sat down with JustLuxe to guide us through a Master Whisky Tasting class at Chivas House during the Cannes Film Festival.... Read More

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