Scotch Journal

Scotch Hunters Head to Kentucky for their Latest Scotch Hunt

The latest scotch hunt took Steve and Don to Kentucky and destinations just south of Cincinnati, Ohio. They visited the Liquor Barn in Lexington and found a great selection of single malt and bourbon (no surprise here). Bullet and Blanton’s were two bourbons that came highly recommended. These expressions did not disappoint. In Convington, Kentucky, [...]

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Have Other Distilleries Marketed Cask Strength Besides Macallan?

Has any other distilleries marketed cask strength besides Macallan? Dwayne, thanks so much for writing. Your question is a good one and I am happy to report that the short answer to your question is yes! In fact, most distilleries bottle one or more of their malts at cask strength. Frankly, Don and I prefer [...]

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The Perfect Scotch Gift for my Husband’s 30th Birthday

Good Afternoon ScotchHunters! I am wondering if you could help me in search for perfect scotch gift for my husband’s 30th Birthday in September! To start, I am less than a beginner when it comes to scotch, my husband has a small collection and loves to sip on good Highland Park or Macallan (those are [...]

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Can You Help With an Inventory for a Single Malt Bar?

From Jonathon Dear Don and Steve, My name is Jonathon. I am from Louisiana, and I am trying to get a business plan together to open a tavern devoted primarily to single malt scotch There are none in this area that I can find so I think it is a long over due concept that [...]

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Can You Help Me Find a Special Malt?

From Elizabeth: Help! My husband has colleagues coming in from around the world to a meeting in DC. They are big fans of single malt. I need to be able to serve a bottle that will impress. Can you make a recommendation or two that I can buy here in Northern Virginia? Many thanks for [...]

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Can You Help Me Find a 2000 Bowmore Ultimate?

From David: Hope you can help me.  Looking for 2000 Bowmore Ultimate Scotch Whiskey.  Any idea of where I can find this? I’m based in the United States.  Also, I have a private client that wishes to purchase and entire barrel of scotch, have it aged and bottled for his son, family, etc. Do you know [...]

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Do You Know Someone Who Can Do a Scotch Tasting?

From Linda: We are a non-profit trade association and we are having one of our annual meetings in Myrtle Beach, SC in Oct this year. Each year we do a scotch tasting and sell tickets to our attendees with the proceeds going towards a foundation in our industry. Previously one of our members would do [...]

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Can You Recommend an Inexpensive Single Malt?

From John: I love a single malt in the evening. I am retired and not in the position to “splurge” on the very expensive malts. My tastes runs to the Speyside types rather than the more robust island types where you can literally taste the sea breeze and the peat. Can you put me on [...]

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