September Scotch: Willam Grant & Sons’ Fistful of Bourbon

One of Scotland's most acclaimed master blenders delivers an American whiskey

For all the exquisite and under-serviced single malts aging right now across Scotland, why would a publication expend words in a column dedicated to Scotch on a new bourbon? Because there’s simply so much binding both categories together in the just-released Fistful of Bourbon. From the innovation division of family-owned, global spirits powerhouse William Grant & Sons (known for prestigious Scotch brands The Balvenie and Glenfiddich, …

Winter Storm, The Latest Experimental Release From Glenfiddich

The third in the brand's Experimental Series, a 21-year-old single malt finished in Canadian Ice Wine casks

The world of Scotch whisky moves at a seemingly glacial pace: the liquid requires over a decade to reach maturation, and even more years for those special casks that are set aside for older releases. After all, 21-year-old truly means that the whisky is 21 years old. Despite the slow-moving nature of the whisky industry, Speyside’s Glenfiddich has proven to be one of the most …

September Scotch: Glenfiddich Gets Experimental

A brand new India Pale Ale Cask Finish and hints of more to come

All single malt whisky drinkers know the name Glenfiddich and have most likely consumed one or many of its expressions. It’s another renowned Speyside-style portfolio hailing from Duffton, Scotland with centuries of history behind its development. For our September Scotch series, we did more than taste what Glenfiddich has to offer. We went to the distillery to see for ourselves. There, we spent time with …

Tullamore D.E.W.’s New State-of-the-Art Distillery

The first new "from the ground up" distillery in Ireland in over 100 years

Back in 1954, the distillery for Tullamore D.E.W. Irish whiskey shuttered its doors in midland Ireland’s town of Tullamore. Production didn’t cease, but rather shifted to the famed Midleton Distillery, home of many other Irish whiskies. When the family-run independent distilling organization William Grant & Sons purchased the brand in 2010, they knew it deserved its own home—in its origin city. Some €35 million later, …