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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 week: Scotch whisky. Here’s a slideshow of some dram fine Scottish eye candy to get this year started. (You can read along by ordering The Year of Drinking Adventurously.)

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Drinkable Image: Glenfarclas Scotch whisky distillery, Ballindollach, Scotland, turns 150

Since 1865 the Glenfarclas distillery has been owned and operated by the Grant family. The distillery has consistently produced some of the finest Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, from its flagship 10 year old to its legendary 40 year old. Those who fancy a barrel proof whisky will love the remarkably smooth 105 Cask Strength. Happy 150th anniversary, Glenfarclas!

Photo: Jeff CIoletti

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

Image of the Day: Cardhu Distillery, Archiestown, Scotland

cardhu stills

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

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 go into the Johnnie Walker blend. Cardhu offers visitors the official Johnnie Walker Experience.