Week 1: Scotch whisky

Since 2016 has just begun, there’s no better time to start drinking adventurously. So in the spirit (and beer, cider, sake and wine) of out-of-your-comfort-zone imbibing this blog is going to work its way through each week of The Year of Drinking Adventurously and showcase each beverage in order until the ball drops on 2017. This…

West Brewery, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

“Glaswegian Heart. German Head.” That’s the rallying cry for Glasgow’s West Brewery, which has been producing Scottish beers with a German accent since 2006. Brands include the flagship St. Mungo, which sits at the intersection of a pilsner and a Munich-style Helles, as well West Dunkel, Black premium stout, Munich Red and the Kölsch-inspired G.P.A. Though the brewery…

Image of the Day: The Pot Still, Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow pub the Pot Still is a whisky-lover’s paradise. The bar stocks more than 600 selections from Scotland, as well as other parts of the whisk(e)y-making world. A list like that can be intimidating, but the super-knowledgeable bartenders are more than happy to help make sense of it.

Image of the Day: Cardhu Distillery, Archiestown, Scotland

Today’s image takes us to Scotland and inside the Scotch whisky distillery, Cardhu. The Diageo-owned operation shows off its majestic array of pot stills as they crank out Cardhu’s fine malts. Cardhu’s distilling activities date back to 1824 when former whisky smuggler John Cumming went legit and launched the business. Cardhu produces some of the single malts that…