The Chance Creation of Ardbeg Fermutation Scotch Whisky

In November 2007, a boiler breakdown birthed this unexpected limited release

Every so often a whisky comes along that’s been produced by a process that defies the typical time-tested, centuries-old craft. Such is the case with Islay darling Ardbeg‘s recently released 13-year-old limited edition expression, Fermutation—the pungent and funky result of an accident prior to distillation. It’s unlikely that scotch aficionados have tried anything quite like it, as its extended fermentation period is far from common. This …

Octomore Ten Years

Few flavors call to mind Scotland quite like peated scotch—and there are none peatier than Bruichladdich’s highly sought after Octomore expressions. Hailing from Islay, this limited edition annual offering of the liquid was distilled in 2009 and bottled 10 years later at a whopping 108.6 proof. The complex liquid isn’t just a whirlwind of smoky notes though; that time in ex-bourbon casks lends it a …

Islay Dry Gin

Hailing from Islay, known as a haven of peated scotch production, The Botanist Gin stands out from others in this botanical spirits category. While juniper forward, the flavor profile is complemented by 22 wild herbs and floral elements from Islay itself. This is a complex but easy-to-drink dry gin, making it an ideal counterpart to a G+T or other mixed drinks. And at 46% ABV, …