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 …

Bethan Gray’s Design for The Glenlivet Winchester Collection Vintage 1967

Limited to 150 bottles, this collaboration pairs longstanding tradition and exquisite craftsmanship

There is an observable parallel between design craftsmanship and whisky-making. Both require years of dedication to master traditional skills. These, in turn, are put to use transforming humble materials into something of great value. This is encapsulated in Welsh designer Bethan Gray‘s exquisitely crafted bottle and display-case for The Glenlivet’s latest limited release: the 50-year-old Winchester Collection Vintage 1967. The launch of the unique and …

September Scotch: The Craigellachie Hotel’s Copper Dog

The story behind one iconic HIghland hotel's blended whisky

To traverse the Speyside region, trekking within a portion of the Scotch whisky trail known for light and distilled liquid, means coming upon The Craigellachie Hotel. Within, one will find The Quaich (founded way back in 1893). It’s a bar that possesses one of the most exquisite collections of single malt Scotch whiskies in the world (with more than 900 available)—but blended whisky and, to be honest, just …