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.