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5 Scotch Whisky Groomsman Gifts

If you’re getting married and thinking about a gift for your groomsman, might I suggest one related to the finest drink in all of the land – scotch? A friend of mine asked me what would make a good gift … Continue reading

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Are Whisky Stones Worth It?

Whisky stones are little cubes of soapstone that you can “freeze” and then put in your whisky to chill it a little bit. Whisky stones are perfectly safe, unless you’re clumsy and drop the rocks in too hard. They’re growing … Continue reading

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Best Scotch Whisky Ice Ball Mold

Do you put ice in your scotch? Most of the time, I don’t. I enjoy my scotch neat but I understand when people want to put some ice in their whisky. Sometimes, I’ll put some water or ice in bourbon … Continue reading

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In Defense of the Double Old Fashioned Glass

Read enough whisky blogs, or any articles where they talk about glassware and spirits you drink neat, and you’ll notice that most experts don’t recommend the iconic Old Fashioned glass. When you’re enjoying something neat, most recommend scotch glasses that … Continue reading

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Special & Unique Scotch Whisky Glasses

When you walk into a bar and order a whisky, chances are you’ll get a tumbler or Old Fashioned glass. Visit a friend who is a fan of whisky and you might see a Glencairn or, depending on how much … Continue reading

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Best Scotch Whisky Gifts for Under $50

Last month, I put together a quick guide on the best scotch whisky gifts for under $25 and a lot of you folks emailed me about how useful that list was. Thank you for giving me that feedback! We don’t … Continue reading

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Scotch Whisky Gifts for Under $25

Whenever you tell someone that you enjoy scotch, you can almost always see their face change as they immediately think – “oh, you’re one of those snobby rich types.” And you very well might be, but scotch doesn’t necessarily have … Continue reading

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How to Make Ice Balls

A few years ago we went to a Celebrate the Macallan event down in Washington D.C. at Ibiza, a downtown nightclub. It was a fun little affair where we heard a presentation, sampled some scotch, and just had a jolly … Continue reading

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Are Whisky Stones Safe?

Whisky stones are made of soapstone, a metamorphic rock, and are often promoted as a way to chill your drink without diluting it. Ice can do it more effectively but it introduces more water when it melts. This isn’t as … Continue reading

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Best Glass for Scotch Whisky: Glencairn, Copita, Reidel Vinum, or Tumbler?

When I visited Scotland and went on a few distillery tours, I noticed that the glassware varied as much as the scotch. I had figured, after centuries of enjoyment and experience, we’d have settled on one type of glass best … Continue reading

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