Whiskey (or whisky if it's Scottish or Japanese) can encompass several styles, from smoky, peaty Scotch to spicy rye, but one shared characteristic is a backbone of malted barley or other grains. While great sipped neat, see how to use it in recipes and read more about its many forms here.

The Carajillo Is Mexico's Ultimate Two-Ingredient Coffee Cocktail

This National Coffee Day, unwind with a two-ingredient coffee cocktail from Mexico: the Carajillo. Or try an updated take that adds some warm spice for chilly nights. The Original Carajillo [caption...

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Top 10 Scotch whisky brands

by zin1953 6 years ago

Scotch whisky will not look back at 2014 with much affection following a year of some highs but many more woes . . . The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) reported in March of this year that the ...

Aldi Whisky Wins Award!

by DavidT 6 years ago


Fine whisky website launched in Japan

by zin1953 6 years ago

"Fuelled by global demand for Japanese whisky, an English language, multi-currency online retail site called dekanta.com has gone live. "Aimed at the English-speaking consumer market, the new we...

Japanese Whiskey Shops: Tokyo or Kyoto

by Dapuma 6 years ago

I am looking for the best spots to get Suntory 21 year (or 30) and some Nikka year specific bottles (items they don't export to the US) to take back Does anyone have any recommendations in eith...

Chowhounder's Whisky Tasting Blog?

by DavidT 6 years ago

I believe one of the chowhounders who posts on this board with some regularity also has a whisky tasting blog that I came across some time ago. If this is the case, could you please post a link ...

Bourbon vs. Tennessee whiskey

by e.d. 19 years ago

Since we've raised the bourbon issue already, I'd like to see what other hounds think about a pet peeve of mine: Tennessee Whiskey. While bourbon has to be made to rather strict specifications--at ...

Mixed Drinks That Uses Whiskey

by Lea25 6 years ago

My husband's birthday is nearly coming. My problem now is, he wants a simple party and he loves hong kong cocktail drinks. Can you guys recommend me some of the best mixed drinks that uses whiskeys?

Can anyone vouch for Ole's Big Game & Steakhouse in Paxton, Nebraska? Whiskey Creek in N. Platte, NE?

by echo_park 19 years ago

Came up in a couple of google searches for "Steakhouses" and "Nebraska" -- Los Angeles kid suffering from red-meat withdrawl and CaliforniaCuisine O.D. is doing a roadtrip through the midwest...det...

Steak & Whisky in Hermosa Beach. Anyone been yet?

by thechez5 7 years ago

Thoughts? Would be nice to finally have a good steakhouse here in the South Bay.

Connemarra single malt Irish whiskey

by kagemusha49 7 years ago

I got to taste some of this yesterday. I have to say I am not a fan of Irish whiskey as it always seems too one-dimensional to me. However this is a double distilled PEATED whiskey. It tastes a ...

Best bourbon selection in MonOc?

by aklein 7 years ago

I'll take store recommendations though I know quite a few. I'm more interested in restaurant/bars with outstanding bourbon and whiskey choices, beyond the usual Maker's Mark/Woodford Reserve/Jim Be...

The Macallan whisky record confirmed

by zin1953 7 years ago

At an auction for charity in Hong Kong -- a 6L Lalique crystal decanter for $628,000.

scotch/whiskey barrel/kit? (making, aging, storing)

by jen223 8 years ago

i'm looking into getting my husband a whiskey/scotch barrel for his birthday but am confused by the options i have. please help! i'll be the first to admit that i know very little about spirits...

Whiskey Priest alternative (Boston seaport)

by TrishUntrapped 7 years ago

First, I want to thank everyone for their suggestions for my group's upcoming trip to Boston for a newspaper convention at the Boston Seaport Hotel. It's this upcoming weekend and fingers crossed w...

Japanese Whiskey

by pgwiz1 7 years ago

This is a bit random, but I saw an article about whiskeys produced in Japan. Does anyone know of restaurants/bars that carry them? Would hate to buy a bottle to find out it's yuck.

Which whisky are you having for Burns Night?

by Paprikaboy 7 years ago

Apparently I'm difficult to buy for and I've got to that age were people get me a bottle of malt for Xmas. Got Laphroig 10, Jurassic Origin and Talisker Storm. I'm going for the Talisker.

Sip whisky off bodies at Valentine tasting

by zin1953 7 years ago

For those of you in the UK -- yes, you too can sip a 50-year old malt off of the body of a 50-year old man . . . .

‘Whisky mafia’ distillery to get funding

by zin1953 7 years ago

Slightly misleading title, perhaps -- this is all in Scotland -- but . . .

Suggestions for order of whiskey tasting

by neirbod 7 years ago

Hello, My wife and I are organizing a "whiskey" (in a broad sense, including rye, bourbon, and scotch) tasting for the first time. We have settled on the specific items but struggling a bit wit...