Designer Kestin Hare + BenRiach Whisky’s Capsule Collection

An unexpected collaboration between two Scottish brands, forged by a devotion to craftsmanship

A century-old Scotch whisky distillery and a contemporary menswear label may not seem to have much in common, but a shared passion for craftsmanship and innovation has brought Speyside whisky brand BenRiach and Edinburgh-based designer Kestin Hare together for a unique collaboration. Hare’s spring/summer 2019 collection includes a series of garments inspired by tones and textures found at BenRiach’s distillery, which will appeal to whisky …

Microsoft’s Underwater Data Center

One cylinder comprising 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage has been dropped by Microsoft off the coast of Orkney in Scotland. The goal is to see if the tech giant can save energy by cooling in the sea. And the location was chosen as the French-built cylinder will draw power from an undersea cable and the Orkney’s renewable energy supplies. The experiment, known as …

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: The Maritime Malt Old Pulteney

Wick, Scotland's award-winning Highland single malts, found in a rather distinct bottle

Anyone who’s taken a sip of Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch can attest to the fact that it’s a memorable one. This includes everything from the gentle hints of salt in the liquid to grasping the peculiar bottle. The Old Pulteney distillery dates back to 1826 but there’s been plenty of tumult and advancement between then and now. This distillation and aging hub rests in …

The Exceptional: Small-Batch Scotch Whiskies

Three distinct blended expressions, produced by some of the most acclaimed brands

It’s a bold move to name your brand “exceptional.” The first definition tends to mean not typical; the second, outstanding. When creating The Exceptional, Donald Sutcliffe touches upon both. It’s rather unusual to make small-batch blended Scotch with the intention of having variation per batch, as blending has long been used to keep a product adhering specifically to a house style. Sutcliffe, who’s the Managing …