Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Review

*Sincere thanks to MS & AS at Savona Communications for the sample. Auchentoshan American Oak, the new-ish, entry-level, no-age-statement malt from the Lowland distillery, replaces (thankfully) the Classic, which was a very affordable whisky...just not one you'd want to buy. For this expression, Auchentoshan has, in a way, tilted its triple-distilled single malt towards bourbon. … Continue reading Auchentoshan American Oak Single Malt Scotch Whisky – Review

Le Cœur du Chêne – French Boutique Oak Cooperage

It stands to reason that in this day and age of boutique/artisanal/craft spirits someone would eventually take the leap into boutique/artisanal/craft cooperage as well. What might surprise you is that Le Cœur du Chêne, a new French forestry and cooperage, has actually been around for quite some time, indeed, its mission predates the whole "craft spirits" thing … Continue reading Le Cœur du Chêne – French Boutique Oak Cooperage