Author Archives: George Koutsakis

Famous Whisky Drinkers Today

Whisky has gripped and delighted drinkers throughout the ages, making poets and politicians alike sing its praises and promote its allure to the rest of the world. Robert Burns never hid his love for the spirit, and famous authors like Charles Bukowski were known to have a glass of Scotch in their hand, well, most […]

Scotch Whisky 101 – Water

We’re here today with the latest piece in our Scotch Whisky 101 series, which aims to educate and provide some knowledge on anything to do with Scotch whisky; from its production to the joys of sampling it correctly. Today’s topic is water. Apart from being essential to our survival, water is one of the key ingredients in […]

The Impact of Brexit on the Whisky Industry

As Brexit draws closer, uncertainty concerning the UK’s future only grows. Politicians and investors alike have been voicing concerns on both sides, and extensive research is being carried out in an attempt to predict how exactly the UK will be affected. In the whisky industry, opinions are equally divided, with many claiming that Scotch whisky […]

Swift – London’s Newest Mad Men Themed Whisky Bar

London has everything; wonderful cocktails bar, stores, retail, restaurants; anything you feel like at any given time, odds are London can give you what you want. In terms of whisky, the city comes through with countless wonderful whisky bars and bottle shops where one can purchase their favourite dram. Most recently, for the lovers of […]

5 Of A Kind – Speyside Gems

The Speyside whisky-producing region of Scotland is situated in north-eastern part of the country, in the area of Strathspey. Compared to the larger whisky-producing regions like the Highlands and Lowlands, Speyside is quite small, yet, it’s still home to the greatest number of distilleries out of all the Scottish regions. Some of the world’s best-selling […]

Valentine’s Day in Scotland

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Expectations are high, and you might be feeling a little stressed, not knowing what exactly to give your other half for the big celebration of love. Our first recommendation would be whisky, yet, as much as your loved one may enjoy a good dram, enjoying a few drinks […]

Springbank: An Enduring Campbeltown Distillery

There are several qualities that make Springbank distillery unique, and its whiskies so loved in the whisky world today. Springbank distillery may be known to most as the maker of some magnificently peaty and intense whiskies, but what really makes this much loved distillery stand out for us is the people who work there: their […]

Dalmore 50-Year-Old Release Celebrates Master Distiller

The Dalmore distillery has recently released a rare, luxurious 50-year-old single malt, to celebrate their Master Distiller Richard Paterson’s fiftieth year in the whisky industry. This limited bottling has been aged in American white oak, Matusalem oloroso sherry casks from the González Byass bodega and colheita Port pipes from the Douro region of Portugal, before […]

Celebrating Burns Night Like The Scots

The annual Scottish celebration is almost here, as people all over the world are preparing for Burns Night on the 25th of January. Many of us have probably enjoyed some haggis or a few glasses of whisky on Burns night, listening to the different Scottish tunes played throughout the evening. But what many may not […]

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