A Beginner's Guide to American Single Malt Whiskey

A couple years ago, American single malt whiskey had its Bottle Shock moment. Just like the California wines that beat the French in a blind taste test back in 1976, an American single malt trounced the Scotch in the prestigious Best in Glass competition. And if you're not already a fan of the burgeoning genre, you… » 12/05/14 5:00pm 12/05/14 5:00pm

We Went to Scotland To See How Real Scotch Is Born

Among connoisseurs, scotch whisky is heralded as a complex delicacy. Listen in on a tasting: You'll swear they're describing an entire dinner entree, not a sip of booze. But scotch distillers need only three ingredients—and a barrel-full of technique—to make that magical elixir, as I learned while touring the… » 7/11/14 5:00pm 7/11/14 5:00pm

This incredibly touching ad is better than most movies

This moving commercial about Bell's whisky does more in two minutes than most movies do in two hours. Give it a try. I went in expecting nothing—I mean, it's a commercial!—and walked away gently holding my heart. It's definitely better than any commercial that aired during the Super Bowl and probably more heartwarming… » 2/08/14 12:33pm 2/08/14 12:33pm

Xbox Racing Games To Combat Real-Life Drunk Driving

The country that invented Scotch is paying to have virtual billboards implanted in Need for Speed: Carbon, Project Gotham Racing 4 and other titles, telling 15-to-24-year-olds not to drink and drive. At least not in real cars. It's probably okay for them to drink and drive virtual cars, because all they risk there is… » 12/26/07 10:00am 12/26/07 10:00am