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A More Complex Scotch and Soda: Zucca Sprezzatura

Elana Lepkowski 1 comment

The slightly smoky side of Zucca makes it a perfect companion to Scotch in this delicious cocktail made fizzy with bitter lemon soda. More

Zucca Sprezzatura (Amaro and Scotch Highball)

Serious Eats Elana Lepkowski Post a comment

Rabarbaro Zucca Amaro, or 'Zucca' for short, leans toward the sweeter end of the bitter amaro spectrum, with a slightly smoky, earthy flavor that is the perfect companion for a little Scotch in this refreshing cocktail. More

Godfather Cocktail

Serious Eats Michael Dietsch 2 comments

This Scotch and amaretto drink is a cousin of the Rusty Nail. More

New Cutty Sark Prohibition: High Class Blended Scotch at a Bargain Price

Drinks Andrew Strenio Post a comment

This new whisky from Cutty Sark ups the ante on proof and flavor without breaking the bank. More

Winter Drinks: Improved Scotch Cocktail

Drinks Nick Guy 1 comment

A Scotch cocktail can be simple: whisky, sugar or honey, bitters, ice. Looking for "a drink that warms and soothes" in a season of bitter cold, Kyle Davidson of Blackbird in Chicago changed the equation a bit, bringing some complexity to the cocktail's flavor without overcomplicating it. More

Improved Scotch Cocktail

Serious Eats Nick Guy Post a comment

This cocktail from Kyle Davidson of Blackbird in Chicago adds herbal Benedictine and orange bitters to a flavorful base of Scotch whisky and honey. More

Balvenie Tun 1401, Batch 9: The Best Value in Ultra-Premium Scotch

Drinks Andrew Strenio 12 comments

If you've been watching top shelf Scotch pricing lately, you would be forgiven for thinking they were selling bottles of actual liquid gold. Enter the Balvenie Tun 1401. Offered at $250, it's a mind-blowing Scotch that can compete with whiskys at twice or even four times the price. More

Glenfiddich Age of Discovery Bourbon Cask: A Bourbon-Haunted Single Malt

Drinks Andrew Strenio 6 comments

Now, I realize a single malt bourbon is a contradiction in terms, but hear me out. Glenfiddich's latest release in their limited edition line is very special Speyside Scotch. Unlike the vast majority of its compatriots, this whisky is aged entirely in former bourbon barrels. More

Talisker Storm: No Age Statement Scotch Done Right

Drinks Andrew Strenio 5 comments

Releasing whiskies without age statements is a growing yet controversial trend among distilleries, a move away from 10 year, 12 year, 18 year, etc., offerings. The movement has been met with mixed feelings from connoisseurs and critics, skeptical of the trend as a way to cash in on the current boom in demand for whisky despite the limited stocks of older aged malts at most distilleries. While that is certainly a very real concern, we tend to feel that the proof is in the pudding. More

A Spicy Twist on Fall Flavors: How to Make Danny Louie's Vasco da Gama

Drinks Nick Guy Post a comment

By combining bourbon, Scotch and homemade garam masala-spiced apple syrup, you get a delicious play on fall flavors that'll warm you up from the inside. More

Vasco da Gama

Serious Eats Nick Guy 1 comment

By combining bourbon, Scotch and homemade garam masala-spiced apple syrup, you get a delicious play on fall flavors that'll warm you up from the inside. More

The Cure-All

Serious Eats Autumn Giles Post a comment

With the same flavor base as thePenicillin—lemon, ginger, and Scotch—this foundation of this drink is already a delicious antidote to a long, cold day. Adding a shot of beet juice just ups the curative ante. More

Compass Box Peat Monster 10th Anniversary Limited Edition is Worth Celebrating

Drinks Andrew Strenio 7 comments

Compass Box has many lovely bottlings in their lineup, but arguably their breakthrough whisky was the Peat Monster—an unapologetically peaty blend of single malts that has a balanced sweetness to it that makes it an entirely distinct style of whiskey. This year Compass Box celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Peat Monster with a limited edition anniversary release, bottled at 97.8 proof. We gave this special whisky a try. More

5 Essential Scotch Cocktails

Drinks Michael Dietsch 7 comments

Scotch is a tricky ingredient to mix with, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. Start with these five drinks: four classics and a modern invention, all delicious. More

Rusty Nail

Serious Eats Michael Dietsch 2 comments

Drinks combining Scotch and Drambuie date to the 1930s, under a variety of names. More

3 Concord Grape Cocktail Recipes to Celebrate Fall

Drinks Autumn Giles 3 comments

In some circles, Concords are touted as the ultimate grape. These three cocktails showcase Concords with a fresh puree and an easy Concord grape syrup. They're worth whipping up for the color alone, but the flavors would impress even if your guests were blindfolded. More

Scotch, Sherry, and Concord Cocktail

Serious Eats Autumn Giles 1 comment

With alternating smoky, nutty, and jammy notes, this cocktail plays up the complexity of Concord grapes. More

Taste Test: Inexpensive Scotch Whisky From Trader Joe's

Drinks J. Kenji López-Alt 6 comments

Trader Joe's currently carries two different bottles of Scotch: a 10-year old single malt Highland priced at $20 and a blended Scotch priced at $9. We gave them a try in a blind taste test. More

New Johnnie Walker Platinum Hits the US

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 22 comments

New Johnnie Walker Platinum is about half the price of Johnnie Walker Blue. We tasted them side by side to see how they compare. More

3 New Whisk(e)ys We Love Right Now

Drinks Andrew Strenio 8 comments

These 3 whiskeys—Jim Beam Signature Craft Rare Spanish Brandy, Ardbeg Adrbog, and Laphroaig Càirdeas Port Wood Edition—stand out from the crowd of recent releases. More

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