Mortlach 15 year single cask strength single malt cheiftains

june's malt of the month

June’s Malt of the Month is something very special: Mortlach 15 year old Single Cask Single Malt. Whisky aficionados know Mortlach and recognize that, while the distillery’s single malts are relatively unknown to the average whisky customer, its whiskies play a very important part in Scotland’s burgeoning blended market.

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may's malt of the month

Edradour 10 year old Highland Single Malt Scotch Cute might be a word to describe the last working farm distillery in Perthshire and the smallest distillery in Scotland. But while the distillery is well known, its whiskies are less so. Edradour sits in a little valley on the edge of the village of Pitlochry which […]

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may pick 24

Ah, May! Finally – the month of showers and flowers; of honoring our mothers and getting out the putters; of entertaining while we’re venerating our graduates, our veterans… and the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. May, we’re so glad you’re here! And in honor of all that May brings to us, we’re bringing to you an […]

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Cynar Artichoke Liqueur

the irishman’s inside scoop…

I was really enjoying the summer weather that arrived a few weeks ago. But alas, just as I was getting used to it, it vanished and now we are back to proper springtime weather (which I love as well, it reminds me of summer in Cork!). And while my fridge still has a few bottles […]

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ugly betty and the botanist!

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin has been declared Gin of the Year, 2012 by Vine & Table The Botanist Islay Dry Gin from Bruichladdich is probably the most anticipated and exciting spirit to arrive to us in months. I know I hear you. What is a Scotch distillery doing making a gin. Well they are […]

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april’s malt of the month

Strathmill 1992 Vintage, 16 year old Single Malt Scotch (Signatory) If the late great Michael Jackson (the whisky writer, not the other one!) were here today, he would proclaim that at the conclusion of a good meal and just before the desert cart is rolled out that, a drop of Strathmill should be poured. It […]

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top 10 wines for spring

One of the great pleasures –and occasionally curses – of living in the Midwest is the changing of the seasons and the change of activities and moods that follow. Who doesn’t love that first seasonal sip of hot cocoa when the old-man winter blows his first blast of chilly air? And who among us isn’t […]

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