GlenDronach

GlenDronach – Hunting Season Begins!

One of my favorite things about our single malt cask program is the actual hunt for the whisky, which starts, of course, with making my way to the distillery itself. This isn’t as easy as it sounds and you would think, coming from a small island myself, that I of all people would know that […]

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WHISKY ADVOCATES BEST BUY WHISKY OF THE YEAR 2011 – THE MACPHAIL’S COLLECTION

September’s Malts of the Month

Why settle for one single malt when you can have three! There is no use denying it: I love Scotch whisky, and I keep an open mind and palate when it comes to discussing the virtues of each distillery. You’ll hear me talk favorably about the big industrial distilleries that churn out copious amounts of […]

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June’s Malt of the Month – Glenmorangie 18 Year Old

How can it be this good, and on the other hand, be this price? I’ve been scratching my head for a few years on this one. I’m not sure how Dr. Bill Lumsden and his team at Glenmorangie can produce one of the most drinkable 18 Year Old whiskies on our shelves and still have […]

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tom – in – towel

It sounds like my father at the beach! Alas it is not. What it is is, is probably one of the last few pieces in our jigsaw puzzle of Speyside distilleries. While we carry a very extensive collection of whiskies from the different regions including, mothballed (closed) and lost (gone forever) distilleries, we are still […]

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april’s malt of the month

Glendronach 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch It is no coincidence that Glendronach is my choice for April’s Malt of the Month. By the time you read this, I will have just returned from a trip to Scotland to visit this very distillery as part of Vine & Table’s exclusive single cask whisky program. […]

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slieve foy 8 year old single malt irish whiskey

slieve foy – irish whiskey of the year is dead

“Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone, It’s with O’Leary in the grave.” – William Butler Yeats The Irish have a peculiar way of talking about death. My sincere apologies for sounding morbid in the first line of this article, but that is just how I feel about this whole sorry situation. One of my favorite Irish […]

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March Malt of the Month - Glenmorangie Ealanta

march malt of the month – glenmorangie ealanta

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.” – Mark Twain I am not kidding you when I say you will never get enough of this month’s “Malt of the Month.” Glenmorangie have done it again with a superb offering as unique as it is delicious. Ealanta is […]

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Ardbeg

January’s Malt of the Month

The arrival of the New Year is always an exciting time for me when it comes to whisky. I finally have a chance to catch my breath after the busy holiday period and review the year that went by. Looking back, it was a great year for the whisky drinker, there has never been such […]

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