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: 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 …

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 …