Bartenders Name The Best Scotch Whiskies For Fans Of Honey And Heather

If you’re a Scotch whisky drinker, you know that the flavors can be dramatically different, depending on the region producing the juice. Islay is known for its peated, smoky, briny flavors. Speyside is more famous for sweeter, honeyed notes. But both often feature heather — the bogland flowering bush that dominates the moors of Scotland, …

Bartenders Name The Most Thirst-Quenching IPAs On The Market

Brooklyn/Terrapin/Funky Buddha/Three Weavers/istock/Uproxx Even if it was technically created to last on the month’s long journey from England to India hundreds of years ago, the modern-day IPA feels more like it was customized for summer drinking. Crisp, refreshing, and filled with citrus, floral, and dank, piney, bitter hops — what more could a drinker want …

Entry-Level Single Malt Scotch Whiskies From Islay, Ranked

Laphroaig/Ardbeg/Caol Ila/Bowmore/istock/Uproxx The island of Islay may not be particularly large but it holds gigantic sway over the world of Scotch whisky. The sheep-filled interior and craggy shores of the island are also home to nine (including the recently opened Ardnahoe) distilleries. With names like Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain, and Laphroaig, the Islay whiskies are some …