Over 100 specially selected whiskies reviewed
Most whiskies covered are affordable (under $100) and available. Mark also reviews truly exceptional whiskies that exceed the price limit and are more difficult to find, but that are worth every penny.
Often times whisky is grouped under one category, but in truth, there is much diverse character & history in the whisky world. Whisky is, in its simplest definition, distilled grain-based alcohol aged in oak. Such a simple formula, yet each whisky region has its own individual expression fundamentally influenced by the history of the region, the culture, and the climate. It is no coincidence that Canadian whisky and American whisky are unmistakably different, even though they share a common ancestry with Irish and Scottish whisky makers. Scotland excels in making whisky with the malted barley, and refining scotch using previously used oak. The 70s and 80s were tough on Scotland when whisky was no longer trendy, but it was devastating on the Irish whisky industry. Today, though, it's a new world with new distilleries under old, almost forgotten names. Japan's whisky shares a heritage with Scotland, but they continue to innovate on those traditional methods.
There's no better time to drink whisky than today. The Whisky Cabinet dives deeper into each reach for a greater appreciation of their product, and recommends the best whiskies from each country.