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Glencullen 10 Year

My journey through the Scotch whisky regions continues! This time, I’m trying a bottle from a northeast region of the Scottish highlands called Speyside. The region is well known for single malt scotch with sweet and fruity flavors. It’s been far too many years since my last experience with a Speyside Scotch, so I thought a good place to start would be the reasonably affordable Glencullen 10 Year Single Malt. BOTTLE SPECS ❖ Spirit: Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky ❖ Distillery: Distilled, Matured and Bottled in Scotland and Imported my County Line Distillers, Louisville, KY. ❖ ABV: 40% (80 Proof) ❖ Aged 10 Years ❖ Low Price TASTING […]

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Dewar’s White Label

Now that it’s fall and the weather is starting to cool down, I was eager to try a new whisky for crafting cozy cocktails. And, since I was pleasantly surprised with the last affordable blended Scotch, I figured it was a good time to give Dewar’s White Label a shot. The story of Dewar’s begins in 1846, when John Dewar founded his small spirit-merchant business, John Dewar and Sons. Over time, he would start creating his own blends, and the business would continue to grow for the next few decades. The success of Dewar’s would continue after his sons, John Alexander and Tommy, inherited the company. They would make two important decisions: […]

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Johnnie Walker Green Label

There aren’t many scotch whisky brands more famous than Johnnie Walker. And despite seeing it in every grocery store and bar, I’ve never actually tried it myself. But thankfully, I was gifted this bottle of Johnnie Walker Green Label by a family member, so I can finally experience the brand and see how it measures up to other blended scotches. Johnnie Walker was first established in 1820, when John Walker opened up a grocer’s shop in Kilmarnock, Scotland. At the time, these shops were known to stock different spirits, and eventually Walker would start selling blends of single malt scotches using the Johnnie Walker label. The whisky […]

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Bothan Sherry Expression Scotch Whisky

I’ve been using this blog as a good excuse to gain experience in spirits I’d previously missed, like bourbon and rye whiskey, for the past few years. But, I think I want to put more effort this year into learning more about the different regions of Scotch whisky, since I had mostly just tried Highland and Islay. It’s also tax season here in the US, so I was looking to find something a bit more affordable. So, luckily, the vibrant orange label of Bothan Sherry Expression Scotch Whisky caught my eye, and it happened to fit most of my criteria. Bothan Sherry Expression is a lowland single malt whiskey that is aged in both ex-bourbon and […]

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Cutty Sark Blended Scotch

With spirit prices aways on the rise, I’ve been keeping an eye out for more affordable bottles. And, Cutty Sark Blended Scotch has been top of my list after my grandfather mentioned it as a popular whisky from back in his college days, when he would bartend to make some extra money. Cutty Sark, named after the fastest ship in the early 1900’s, was first created in 1923 by legendary spirit and wine merchants Francis Berry and Hugh Rudd (from Berry Bros. & Rudd) and Scottish Artist James McBey. Their ultimate goal was to create a lighter style of blended whiskey to ultimately sell internationally. It took a while to establish the brand in […]