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  • A rare $628,000 bottle of malt whiskey sold at a Japan auction by Sotheby's.
    $628,000 bottle of rare malt whiskey sold as an auction record breaker
    A $628,000 bottle of malt whiskey is not something you’d break open and frivolously drink with your poker buddies on a Saturday night. You would probably treat a $628,000 bottle of liquor like a piece of art and put it somewhere so you could...
  • Appreciating time in a bottle
    Appreciating time in a bottle
    Recently, while writing tasting notes for my upcoming Christmas whisky tasting in San Diego, my oldies station played Time in a Bottle, by singer-songwriter Jim Croce, a resident of San Diego at the time of his death in 1973. Croce wrote the song...
  • Upper West Presents Presents Scotch Around the Clock
    Upper West Serves Up Scotch Around The Clock Thursday, November 14th!
    Upper West Restaurant hosts "Scotch Around the Clock” on Thursday, November 14th. The Macallan and Highland Park Tasting will feature a five-course pairing menu which will stimulate even the most discriminating lovers of Scotch...
  • Ice in your single malt Scotch (Photos)
    Ice in your single malt Scotch (Photos)
    With all due respect to Eugene O’Neill, this article might also be called, The Iceman Cometh. Everyone get their soapbox out; let’s talk about ice in Scotch.The phrase “Scotch on the rocks” is right up there in American...
  • Martin Daraz, Scotch Whisky Ambassador
    Scotch Whisky Ambassador Martin Daraz visits Portland
    Portland exhibited how important it has become on the spirits scene with the current visit of Scotch Whisky Ambassador Martin Daraz. The dynamic and knowledgeable Daraz is spending three days in the market during an intense globe-trotting tour of...
  • McMenamins Kennedy School
    Scotch lovers dinner at McMenamins Kennedy School, October 29
    If Scotch is your spirit of choice, this is a dinner/tasting you won't want to miss out on.McMenamin's Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33d Avenue, Portland, will put you back in the classroom the way classrooms should be with a special Scotch...