Crack Open a Can of Scotch

Crack Open a Can of Scotch

Food & Drink

Crack Open a Can of Scotch


We’ve experienced wine from a box, cans and plastic bottles. Now get ready for scotch whisky from a can.

The liquor cherished for its age and pedigree will soon be available in the U.S. housed in a humble package more often associated with beer or soft drinks.

Aluminum cans of Scottish Spirits, each containing 12 fluid ounces of 80-proof single-grain scotch whisky will be hitting American markets by around February 1, according to the company. The cans will sell for around $5 each—or probably $29.95 for a six pack.

The scotch is distilled and allowed to mature in oak casks in Scotland for three years before it hits the can.

The problem with cans is, unlike bottles, they can’t be easily resealed. And you don’t typically consume 12 ounces of scotch in one sitting, unless you’re sharing. You’re not going to guzzle this stuff right from the can, right? You’re going to pour into a glass, whether you prefer it neat, on the rocks, or mixed with a little water or club soda.

So, what to do, after you’ve poured yourself a couple drinks? Well, the company says it is working to solve the resealing issue. Scottish Spirits hopes to soon be shipping the cans with an attachment that allows them to be resealed.

Until then, I guess, it’s best to be enjoyed among friends who share your taste for scotch whisky.

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