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Whiskey Features and Reviews

Old Forester Bourbon, one of's Top 10 Bourbons

The word whiskey is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word for "Water of Life." This spirit comes in many forms and is produced all over the world in places like Ireland, Scotland and Canada. Whether you like your whiskey on the rocks or as part of a cocktail, this is the place to find features and reviews of this spirit.

Glencadam Distillery first opened in Scotland in 1825
Glencadam 15 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From the only working distellery in the county Angus in Scotland, this aged whisky has cut-grass juiciness with a malty signature and a soft oak flavor.

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TINCUP American Whiskey Colorado
TINCUP American Whiskey
Hailing from the Midwest with fresh Rocky Mountain water added to it, this whiskey is simply all-American.

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Orphan Barrel Barterhouse
Orphan Barrel Barterhouse Kentucky Bourbon

Aged 20 years in American Oak, this bottle of Kentucky Bourbon is as smooth as it is dangerous.

Be a daredevil

Crown Royal XR
Crown Royal XR

Containing some of the last batch of whiskies from the LaSalle distillery, this Canadian Whisky has strong oak flavors with subtle notes of caramel and almond.

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Four Roses Small Batch, one of our Top 10 Bourbons

Top 10 Bourbons
From Pappy Van Winkle's premium aged whiskey to exciting new creations like Angel's Envy, partake in the grand tradition of Bourbon with one of our favorite bottles.

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The Dimple Pinch, on GAYOT's list of Top 10 Blended Scotch

Top 10 Blended Scotch
There are good reasons why blended Scotch accounts for 90 percent of all whisky production in Scotland: it's typically well-balanced, inexpensive and easy to drink.

See the best blends out there

Glenkinchie 1991 Distillers Edition, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch picks

Top 10 Single Malt Scotch
Although sipping fine Scotch can be an expensive habit, GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies start at a reasonable $50 a bottle. From the Highlands to the Lowlands, taste the best of Scotland.

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India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans.

Although sipping fine Scotch can be an expensive habit, GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies start at a reasonable $50 a bottle.