September Scotch: Highlights for 2020

Glen Grant's victories, Glenmo's cake-inspired spirit and more liquid developments

Throughout every September since 2016, we typically dedicate one story each week to a Scotch whisky brand (though, once we profiled a bourbon brand, for good reason). We call this series September Scotch as palates tend to change with the weather, and it’s cooling down in the Northern Hemisphere and New York (where we are headquartered). On several occasions in years passed, we were even …

Royal Salute Scotch Whisky’s Liquid Developments

Global ambassadors Malcolm Borwick and Barnabé Fillion guide us through two new expressions

Through a combination of tactile experiences, Royal Salute‘s new whisky is brought to life in rarified and unique ways that tell the history of the house, and also allude to its future. Recently, we joined members of the Royal Salute team in Jodhpur, India, for the launch of two new permanent portfolio expressions: The Malt Blend and The Lost Blend. There, we met with both …

September Scotch: Knockdhu Distillery’s anCnoc

An unexpectedly delicious award-winning highland single malt whisky collection

Knockdhu Distillery rose up opposite Black Hill in Banffshire exactly 125 years ago. While it did not operate continually (producing straight from 1894 to 1931 and then lengthy stints on and off again until full-time whisky-making resumed in 1989) its authentic heritage is undeniable. Today, the distillery produces an award-winning single malt Scotch whisky range under the name anCnoc (pronounced “a-nock”), Gaelic for “the hill.” …