September Scotch: Benriach Distillery’s Malting Season and Smoke Season

Exploring flavorsome limited edition expressions from the Speyside single malt scotch brand

Not all headline-worthy limited edition single malt scotch whiskies cost tens of thousands of dollars. Two recent releases from acclaimed Speyside whisky-maker Benriach—Malting Season, which first debuted in October 2021 and is now in its second annual edition, and the magnificently unexpected Smoke Season—retail for $150 and $60 respectively. Both of these expressions impress by way of the noticeable attention to craft that defines the liquid, and …

September Scotch: Aston Martin + Bowmore ARC-52

A rare 52-year-old single malt scotch whisky in an eye-catching vessel designed by the luxury automaker

Anchored in heritage but defined by a quest for innovation, the ongoing collaboration between historic Islay single malt scotch brand Bowmore and English luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin now culminates with Bowmore’s Aston ARC-52. Bowmore’s master blender, Ron Welsh, developed the ultra-rare 52-year-old single malt scotch whisky, and Aston Martin’s team designed the futuristic, sculptural vessel that houses it. As the name implies, the bottle is arc-shaped, with …

September Scotch: The Balvenie Rare Marriages Range

The new Balvenie Twenty-Five Single Malt Scotch Whisky joins an illustrious roster now available in the US

Autumn is by no means the only time to savor single malt scotch whiskey, and yet the seasonal changes that occur each September tend to initiate a shift from vivacious summertime spirits to sturdier tipples for many. As such, we’re now on year seven of our September Scotch series and our first story is dedicated to a triad from the ever-impressive Speyside scotch producer The Balvenie. Though …