October 2nd 2019 – The Glenlivet, the original Speyside single malt Scotch, has unveiled a ‘Capsule Collection’ of glassless cocktails that redefine the way whisky is traditionally enjoyed. Launched during London Cocktail Week in partnership with cocktail legend Alex Kratena, the limited-edition The Glenlivet ‘Capsule Collection’ is a range of delicious whisky cocktails served in a seaweed-extract casing, one of nature’s most renewable resources.
A first of its kind for a spirit brand, the edible capsules are 23ml in size, fully biodegradable and provide the perfect flavour-explosion experience. Enjoying them is simple, the capsules are popped in the mouth for an instant burst of flavour, and the capsule is simply swallowed. There is no need for a glass, ice or cocktail stirrer.
“I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch.”
Feeling the need to switch it up from your go-to sauvy b? Getting bored of the vodka-soda life? Whiskey is here to help you level up your bar game. It’s made in countries across the world and available in a variety of delish types, from Scotch to Bourbon, Tennessee to Irish. (Thirsty yet?) While each classification can be further distilled by grain, cask, and aging process, sometimes you gotta start with the basics, like these six major kinds. Figure out your fave, then order one on the rocks and sip like a pro.
Irish whiskey is one of the fastest growing categories of brown spirits, with distilleries new and old releasing expressions every year that experiment with cask finishes and mash bills. But these days Irish whiskey still isn’t known as a go-to cocktail component.
When most people think of cocktails featuring Irish whiskey, Irish Coffee and the unfortunately named Irish Car Bomb are usually the only things that come to mind. Continue at Source: The Absolute Best Irish Whiskey Distilleries To Visit In Dublin
A cocktail is only as good as the spirits that are in it. With these, you’ll have the best Boulavardier on the boulevard.
Move over Scotch, Summer ’19 is for drinking Japanese whisky.
In recent years, the global enthusiasm for Japanese whisky has exploded. This is at least partly due to the fact that whisky expert Jim Murray named a Japanese whisky as the best in the world back in 2015 (Yamazaki Single Malt Sherry Cask 2013). But Murray was only confirming what others knew: Japan makes some really exceptional whisky that every fan of the brown stuff ought to learn to appreciate. In fact, these expressions have grown so popular that right now there’s an all-out panic over shortages.
As with various Scotch brands and some bourbons, the shortage talk is probably more smoke than fire. For now at least, you can still find delicious, well-made, reasonably priced Japanese whiskies at your local liquor store. Hold onto your highballs, folks, you’re in for a treat. Continue at Source: The Best Japanese Whiskies You Can Actually Buy In The US
Not all scotch whisky is smoky enough to set off a fire alarm—but sometimes that’s the most interesting kind.
Single malt scotch may get all the accolades, but the truth is that the best-selling whiskies coming out of Scotland are actually the blends. Still, single malts better speak to the character of a particular distillery from a specific region of Scotland, for obvious reasons. Everything from the water to the still size to the barley affects the distillate, and from there the barrel type and size, and the location of the warehouse, determine what the whisky will actually taste like once it’s mature and ready to be bottled. A blended scotch, however, diffuses the characteristics and flavor of the whisky by combining liquid from various distilleries, and often with grain whisky or neutral grain spirits. Continue at Source: The Hands-Down Best Single Malt Scotch to Drink Right Now