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At the Apex of Single Malt Scotch

Welcome back, whisky fans.  Last week—if you remember— we cracked into a bit of background on Scotch whisky, and the seductive single malt. And today, as promised, I’m narrowing our focus a bit, to a small but legendary distillery called The Dalmore.

Beginning

An enterprising chap (and future member of parliament) named Alexander Matheson founded The Dalmore Distillery in 1839, among the sloping fields of the Northern Highlands, at the banks of the Cromarty Firth, where bracing waters feed out to the North Sea. The area is known as The Black Isle, because of the dark and fertile farmland found there. In fact, The Dalmore (which means big field, big meadowland in Scotch Gaelic) was established on an operating farm. And from the jump, Matheson had everything he needed to make word class single malt: a plentiful barley crop, mineral rich water from nearby Loch Morie, and the cool climate of the north, ideal for whisky maturation.

Alexander Matheson
Alexander Matheson, founder of The Dalmore Distillery

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Halloween Around the World

Halloween Around the World

Halloween marks the first major holiday of the Fall season with all things pumpkin, fabulous costumes, and sweet treats galore! While this holiday is popular in North America, the traditions of this spooky day aren’t as widely celebrated across the globe. People from countries all around the world have their own Halloween equivalent that is just as scary as ours!

Here is a little Halloween lesson about how the rest of the world celebrates their version of this holiday:

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