White Label – Follow Up

A while back we had some interest in bottling practices behind certain scotches. Please see: White Labeling Single Malts for the original article. I contacted the Vintage Malt Whisky Company Limited and they were extremely gracious in their response to some of my quesitons: “Many thanks for making contact with us and for your interest in our […]

White Labeling Single Malts

Are some distilleries bottling their whiskies under multiple labels for sale as a different malt? Are they selling younger unbottled whiskies to other companies for the purpose of distributing as a new single malt? November’s scotch, The Ileach, has led me realize that this may be the case. This practice may in fact be relatively […]

Happy Robbie Burns’ Day

As some of you may already know, the celebration of the birth of Robert Burns is right around the corner. Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist born on January 25, 1759. He is (unofficially) the national poet of Scotland and from some of his works a great lover of scotch. You may know of […]

Why Do Many Scotch Distilleries Start with “Glen”

I’m sure that you’ve noticed that many of the famous scotch distilleries follow the same naming convention: Glen as a prefix then something behind it. Someone asked me this very thing last month; Why do all of the scotches start with Glen? Well, not all of them start with Glen, but a large number of […]

McClelland’s Drink Recipes

These recipes were discovered while researching April 2009’s Scoth of the Month. The folks over at have taken the time to put together a cocktail for each of the regions they distill in.

Tasters Forum

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Scotch Barbecue Sauce

Scotch Barbecue Sauce 2 cups ketchup 1/2 cup mild flavored (light) molasses 1/3 cup Scotch (highland park 15 yr. old works great!) 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons hot pepper sauce 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder Combine all ingredients in heavy saucepan. Bring to boil […]