Four Glen Grant Scotch Cocktails For All Seasons

Using apricot, sherry, rosemary and more to complement two of Speyside single malt's expressions

Last year was a big one for Speyside single malt Scotch brand Glen Grant. They introduced 12 and 18 Year Old expressions—both of which went on to great acclaim (with the latter taking the Scotch Whisky of the Year award from revered critic Jim Murray). The 18 Year Old succeeds both as a Speyside (generally lighter and more vanilla-like than other Scotch regions) and as …

September Scotch: Three Times Distilled Auchentoshan Single Malts

How the process affects flavor, and why it's OK to use this whisky in cocktails

The distillery for single malt Scotch brand Auchentoshan (pronounced “AWK-EN-TOSH-EN”) can be considered geographically distinct for an uncommon reason. Yes, it’s a Lowland Scotch (as opposed to the Highland and Islay whiskies we’ve thus far explored in our September Scotch series), but more importantly it’s produced on the outskirts of a massive city, namely Scotland’s largest: Glasgow. The distillery origins date back to 1823, but …

Royal Salute 21’s “Luckiest of Dreams” Cocktail

An age statement Scotch-based drink buoyant enough for summer

For anyone wary of Scotch cocktails, Royal Salute—the superb Speyside blend aged a minimum of 21 years—offers a solution. And, uncommonly, it makes for a delightful warm weather sipper. The “Luckiest of Dreams” cocktail carries some heft with 50ml of the whisky (roughly 1.6 ounces) at its core. An aromatized apricot stock syrup (recipe also included here), however, adds levity to palate without dulling it …