Ardbeg BizarreBQ Single Malt Is a Summer Grilling Stalwart

If you relegate whiskey to the winter months, you’re missing out on some extraordinary pairings. Ardbeg wants to be your sidekick come barbecue season—so much so that it recently rolled out Ardbeg BizarreBQ, an idiosyncratic Scotch that imbues the best of BBQ.  The Islay-based distillery is known for its eccentric nature, and that personality can be seen throughout this release … Read more

The Best American Single Malt Whiskeys of 2023

A new era of American whiskey is pushing us past our old bourbon and rye standbys. Recently, a new whiskey category has been making space for itself on the shelves: American single malt. New whiskey categories don’t just pop up overnight. It takes years, sometimes decades, for styles to establish themselves, create an agreed upon set of … Read more

Bruichladdich Port Charlotte Islay Barley 2014: Peated Perfection

The latest single malt from the storied Scotch house encapsulates everything a true Islay whisky can and should be. “Progressive Hebridean distillers.” That’s how the fine folks at Bruichladdich would like to be addressed and it seems outright rude to regard them otherwise. The storied Scotch house continues to flex its muscles as the most … Read more