September Scotch: The Antique Blend-Inspired Shackleton Whisky

A brand new Highland blended malt Scotch referencing a legendary discovery

In 2007, one of the more significant discoveries was made in the world of whisky. While restoring Sir Ernest Shackleton’s hut in Antarctica (used during his 1907-09 “Nimrod” Expedition, when he went further than anyone had ever before but was 97.5 nautical miles short of the South Pole), workers stumbled upon three cases—holding roughly 11 bottles—of Scotch frozen in permafrost. Specifically, it was labeled “Rare …

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 …

September Scotch: What Old-Rare Means to Usquaebach

The second installment in our month-long exploration of Scotland's whisky wonders

Before we even touch upon what Usquaebach is, we must address its rather tricky-to-pronounce name—which should be read as “OOS-KE-BAH.” Stepping back to the 1500s, the Gaelic words “uisge beatha” translated to “water of life,” which meant whisky. Poet Robert Burns declared what would become a new canonical spelling as usquaebach in 1791. So, usquaebach means whisky. It’s that simple, and appropriately so because that’s …