September Scotch: Orkney Islands’ Scapa Single Malt Whisky

With roots back to 1885, a brand revived in 2004 to produce luscious liquid

Spirits sometimes adopt the attributes of the land surrounding their distilleries. This holds particularly true with whisky, which (as many know) is left to age in barrel houses in temperamental climates. Of the many single malt-producing regions in Scotland, none are quite so harsh as the Orkney Islands. Unlike the islands of Islay and Jura, nestled between Scotland and Ireland, the remote Orkney archipelago juts …

September Scotch: Glenfiddich’s French Cuvée Cask-Finished Grand Cru

A refined 23-year-old tipple from one of the biggest names in single malt scotch

To celebrate an accolade, anniversary or really any occasion of merit, some people pop a bottle of Champagne while others pour a wee dram of their best Scotch. Bridging the gap between liquid French refinement and spiritous Scottish prestige, the Glenfiddich have introduced Grand Cru, a permanent addition to their portfolio. As the world’s best-selling single malt Scotch, Glenfiddich has exercised their ability to get experimental in …

September Scotch: Aberlour A’bunadh Alba

A spirited sibling for one of Speyside's cult-favorite single malts

Aberlour may be the sixth best selling single malt worldwide (and number one in France) but its presence in the US lingers only in the Glencairn glasses of those who know of its grandeur. From their historic Speyside, Scotland distillery, a core range includes several delectable age statement whiskies and the beloved no age statement, cask-strength A’bunadh (pronounced a-boone-ack). This award-winning product—produced in carefully monitored …