September Scotch: The Orkney Island’s Highland Park

From a new 50-year-old spirit to refreshed design language, a whisky brand like no other

If you’re a whisky drinker, chances are you’ve tried Highland Park 12—or you’ve seen it. Despite its origins on the remote Orkney Islands, off the northeastern coast of Scotland, the whisky has made its way around the world and back again. It’s also picked up quite a dedicated following along the way. All of this can be attributed several things, but most important on the list …

Teeling’s 34-Year-Old Vintage Reserve Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The oldest single malt to be bottled in Ireland

When Jack Teeling founded the Teeling Whiskey Company in 2012, his mission was to revive a family trademark. His family has been involved in the Irish whiskey world since 1782, doing everything from operating small, craft distilleries (and opening larger ones) to digging out the Powers’ mash tun. Teeling, as a brand, shuttered in 1976, as distilleries in Ireland were consolidated. More than a decade …

Bowmore 1966 50 Years Old Islay Single Malt Whisky

A $30,000 bottle, from the Vault Legends Collection, that's actually worth its price tag

When one sips a single malt Scotch that’s 50 or more years old, a common immediate reaction can be “Wow, I can’t believe I tried that” rather than, “My goodness, that tastes superb!” With Bowmore‘s latest, the 50 Years Old from 1966—a new addition, and the rarest, to their Vault Legends Collection—it is actually and uncommonly both. 50 years in, a Scotch normally adopts so …