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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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Protip: Don’t Wash Scotch Glasses with Soap

How do you wash your scotch glasses? If you were like me several years ago, you washed them like any other delicate glassware. I put in a small drop of soap, scrubbed a little with a brush or sponge, rinsed … Continue reading

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Rob Roy Drink Recipe

When it comes to scotch, I think it’s best served in a scotch tasting glass and with nothing else. Some prefer it on the rocks but I usually have it neat (without ice). There are, however, plenty of scotch mixed … Continue reading

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Why do you put scotch in a decanter?

It’s mostly for looks. When you decant red wine, you are trying to do two things: separate the sediment from the wine and allow the wine to breathe. Over time, sediment in the wine will separate and settle at the … Continue reading

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