Founded in 1815 on the wild, remote Scottish Isle of Islay, Ardbeg whisky has an irrepressible spirit with a ‘rollercoaster’ history that survived against the odds after shuttering in 1981. Eight years later, new owners rescued the distillery, and the stills sang once more. The Ardbeg The Rollercoaster handcrafted wooden box marks the distillery’s new era.
Double-matured in Pedro Ximenez-seasoned wine casks, Lagavulin Distillers Edition delivers sweet, salty, smoky, and oaky flavors. It plays well with smoked meats, making it an ideal gift for drinkers who love firing up the grill. The Lagavulin Distillers Edition box from TheBar.com pairs a 750 ml bottle with premium leather and suede grilling gloves.
“The flaming heart can’t get his fill / But the flaming heart will try as he will.” M. Ward’s song has inspired seven editions of Flaming Heart whisky, with the label art a nod to classic rock posters. The peaty 2022 release is a power trio of whiskies from Laphroaig, Talisker, and Caol Ila distilleries.
Bottling at the whisky’s natural cask strength was the Scottish custom before the 20th Century. Nearly 200 years later, The GlenDronach revives that tradition with Cask Strength Batch 10 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, a limited expression that master blender Rachel Barrie aged in Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks.
Smooth and complex, one of the oldest whiskeys yet from 113-year-old Grand Old Parr is this mature 18-year-old aged scotch characterized by Cragganmore malts. Fittingly, age is of paramount importance here because Old Parr was named after Tom Parr, an Englishman who supposedly lived to be 152… after remarrying at 122.
Celebrate your love for Scotch whisky with Pop Chart’s cartographic catalog of Scotland’s deliciously drinkable export. This 24″ x 36″ print explores the nation’s Scotch-producing regions, maps their distillery’s locations, and lists their various expressions in a detailed table below.
Raise a glass to the great women of whisky. Jane Walker is a limited-edition Scotch whisky from Master Blender Emma Walker in honor of Cardhu, a 200-year-old Speyside distillery that flourished under the leadership of whisky pioneer Elizabeth Cumming. The blended malt is aged ten years, featuring notes of white peaches.
What whisky lover doesn’t appreciate a little hair of the dog? Ardbeg has packaged its coveted single malt from the Scottish Isle of Islay in a limited-edition bone-shaped gift tin to raise a glass to their beloved canine mascot, Shortie. Inside is 750ml of the smoky, peaty, flagship whisky, Ardbeg Ten Years Old. That’s 70 in dog years.
Nick Offerman — our fave Megan Mullally husband, master woodworker, and deadpan boss from Parks & Rec — gives tips for Scotch appreciation in his series My Tales of Whisky. He toasts Lagavulin’s single malt Islay Scotch whisky, Lagavulin Offerman Edition Aged 11 Years, and shows us how to pronounce the bloody thing.
Winter is coming, putting us in the mood to rewatch Game of Thrones with Johnnie Walker’s two GOT-inspired whiskey imports. Song of Ice represents the north’s House Stark with a single malt from Clynelish, one of Scotland’s northernmost distilleries. Song of Fire salutes House Targaryen with peated malts from the Caol Ila distillery.
A very special single malt scotch whisky, The Macallan Rare Cask is a drinkable essay in complexity. We love the wonderfully sweet and spicy balance of flavors like chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla, held together with a bold, yet incredibly smooth body of dried fruits.
Scotch whisky maker The Famous Grouse partnered up with Owl’s Brew to create special teas to complement to their spirits. The Smoky Earl works beautifully with the peaty Black Grouse, while The Famous Mint Tea balances with the fruity notes of The Famous Grouse.