Kavalan, Taiwan’s First Whisky Distillery

The island's first single malt ages twice as fast due to the sub-tropical climate

While Scotland will always (by law) be the sole proprietor of Scotch, a whole host of nations have embraced the art of whisky distillation. From Japan to Sweden to Australia, several excellent new distillers are popping up around the globe. Local conditions, waters and variations on existing methods make for exciting new expressions, and one of the most alluring comes from Taiwan’s first whisky distillery, …

Eight New Whisk(e)y Expressions

Our favorite latest releases from luxuriant single malt Scotch to bourbon-rye blends

We’re well into fall and no drink fits the season with as much comfortable class as whiskey. Whether neat or on the rocks, the thoughtful, warming power of this dark spirit continues to deliver upon its historic identity. It just so happens that many of our favorite brands have offered up new expressions worth trying. We selected the following eight from over 28 sampled. From …

Bunnahabhain 40-Year-Old Scotch

An accidental discovery at this Islay distillery leads to a limited run whisky

Quietly hidden for over 40 years within the prestigious Bunnahabhain distillery on Scottish island Islay’s northern shore, a long-forgotten maturation continued to develop. When reviewing ledgers dating back decades, master distiller Ian MacMillan uncovered a missing series of Turney casks considered by some to be the finest oak casks ever made. Much to his surprise, the casks were filled with maturing malt whisky. This significant …