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Whisky Around the World: Scotch Whisky

The word ‘whisky’ has deep Scottish roots. It was derived from the Gaelic word ‘uisge beatha’, or ‘usquebaugh’, which means ‘water of life.’

As part of our Whisky Around the World annual content series, we bring you eight Scotch whiskies, rich in craftsmanship, culture, and history.

Bunnahabhain 12-Year

The beginning of the Bunnahabhain core range, this multi-award-winning whisky first launched in 1979. Double matured in bourbon and sherry casks, it is rich and full-bodied, achieving the perfect balance of Bunnahabhain’s characteristic nutty and sherry flavors.

Deanston Virgin Oak

Deanston’s award-winning Virgin Oak is said to be a true representation of the brand’s unique character in flavor and style. Described as sweet, zingy, and waxy, this expression boasts notes of soft honey, candied oranges, and juicy orange oils. It is complemented with creamy vanilla, caramel, and warm, aromatic spice.

Dewar’s 12 Year Old

Double aged in select, first-fill bourbon casks, this scotch liquor delivers a smooth, rich taste with vibrant notes of apples and citrus on the nose, lush floral notes on the palate, and a butterscotch and vanilla finish. It is the highest-rated, 12-year-old, blended Scotch Whisky.

Jacob’s Pardon 15-Year-Old, Single Barrel American Whiskey, Barrel #23

On the nose, this expression offers early traces of butterscotch that give way to deeper, more complex layers of ripe orchard fruits, unbuttered sweet corn, and black peppercorn. Delectably creamy with layers of ripe orchard fruits, campfire embers, unbuttered sweet corn, and black peppercorn, it’s best enjoyed neat.

Kingsbarns Balcomie Single Single Malt Scotch Whisky

This Single Malt has been distilled using Fife barley and matured in 100% ex-Oloroso American Oak Sherry Butts from Jerez, previously used for maturing Sherry. The casks were specifically chosen by Isabella Wemyss for their gentle oak flavors and sherry-rich sweetness to complement the fruity character of the Kingsbarns spirit.

Ledaig Sinclair Series – Rioja Finish

This non-aged, ruby red expression is the first release in Ledaig’s Sinclair Series. It perfectly balances peat smoke with sweet, fruity Rioja. And like all of Ledaig’s single malts, it is non-chill filtered and boasts its natural color.

Tobermory 12-Year

The signature expression in the Tobermory core range, this whisky is non-chill filtered and features its natural color. It boasts a palette of vibrant fruit and spice, with a subtle saltiness that reflects the brand’s harbor waters.

Torabhaig Single Malt

The second licensed Single Malt Scotch Whisky distillery on the Isle of Skyle opened in 2017, producing a distinctive signature style with a flavor profile referred to as ‘well-tempered peat.’ Torabhaig’s library of releases currently include six expressions, including the Torabhaig Single Malt, which features bonfire smoke, salinity, maltiness, and sweet, vanilla-led oaky spice.

Weymss Peat Chimney

This small batch, hand-crafted Scotch whisky captures the allure of smoke in a balanced expression that’s rich in smoky maritime and citrus notes. With warm peat puffs over rich espresso and muscovado sugar on the palate, it’s an ideal expression served neat, on the rocks, in a highball with soda water and mint sprig garnish, or for a smoky take on an Old Fashioned or Penicillin.

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