Eight New Whisk(e)y Expressions

Our favorite latest releases from luxuriant single malt Scotch to bourbon-rye blends

We’re well into fall and no drink fits the season with as much comfortable class as whiskey. Whether neat or on the rocks, the thoughtful, warming power of this dark spirit continues to deliver upon its historic identity. It just so happens that many of our favorite brands have offered up new expressions worth trying. We selected the following eight from over 28 sampled. From …

Monkey Shoulder Whisky

Scotch whisky manually mixed for smooth flavor from a blend of three malts

As one of the few remaining whisky distilleries in the world still using manual mixing techniques during the production process, Monkey Shoulder makes a rich and uniquely flavorful blend. This hands-on turning of the barley was once known to cause a temporary ailment for which this whisky is named. Monkey Shoulder has adopted the same time-tested techniques under better working conditions—and without the risk of …

The Balvenie 50 Year Old

Bottling Malt Master David Stewart's storied career

At a dinner celebrating the 50-year career of The Balvenie‘s Malt Master David Stewart, highlights of the night included the opportunity to taste the company’s most recent bottling of their extremely rare 50 year old whiskey. Cased in hand-blown glass and housed in an astonishing hand-crafted wood box made by Sam Chinnery, the single malt Scotch whiskey inside was distilled in 1962 and matured in …