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 …

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.” …

Whisky Glass Design Brand Norlan Launches Scotland-Inspired Room Sprays + Diffuser

Three distinct scents reference various Scotch-producing regions in the country

Anyone who has visited Scotland’s Highlands, the Isle of Skye, or Islay, understands the importance of olfactive memories. Each stunning landscape or stiff, salty breeze receives sensory accompaniment and scent holds great importance. Thus, Norlan—a design brand that’s so far sought to perfect the whisky glass—has ventured in a new direction with the introduction of their Vam Terrain Fragrances and Vam Monolith Diffuser. Each of …