Author Archives: George Koutsakis

Donald Trump Signed Glendronach Bottle Sells For £6,000

Whatever your opinion of the president elect, it’s clear that Donald Trump has good taste in spirits. A 26-year-old bottle of Glendronach whisky, signed by Donald Trump himself, was auctioned yesterday, the 13th of January. While the bottle was estimated to sell for £2,500-£3,500 the final bid of £6,000, from a Canadian buyer, shocked whisky […]

5 Of A Kind – Islay Wonders

The world of Scotch whisky has no borders. The flavour between one bottle and the next can differ greatly, and there are numerous factors to consider when attempting to break down a whisky, and understand more about its taste and allure. Distillers work their magic, the ingredients do their part, and wooden casks let the […]

Distillery To Be Built At Dunrobin Castle

In recent news the Highland Council of Scotland has granted permission for a Scotch whisky distillery to be built at Dunrobin Castle in Sutherland. The new distillery will be producing a single malt whisky and two types of gin, and most of the ingredients will be locally sourced. The gin botanicals will be grown in […]

The Whisky Glass Emoji Is Here

In the latest update by the Unicode Consortium, the group responsible for updating and managing the emoji icons, a whisky glass was finally added, allowing whisky lovers worldwide to communicate their love for the spirit with a simple emoji. Up until now only beer mugs, cocktail glasses, and wine glasses were available to smartphone users. […]

The Whisky Foundation Christmas Gift Guide

The tree is lit, the tinsel is out, and the wood is burning in the fireplace. Christmas is just around the corner, and family and friends begin to gather and prepare for a wonderful Christmas Day. With just days to go, you may be getting stressed, as you still haven’t chosen a gift for your […]

How Ice & Water Effect Whisky Flavour

Whether you are a long-time fan or complete newbie concerning the world of whisky, there is always something new you can learn about the wonderful spirit. There are some unwritten rules about Scotch and the ways one should sample it, and without someone to help you along you might find yourself afraid of doing something […]

Why The Rising Cost Of Whisky Is Overdue

Anyone following the whisky industry news will have noticed that the price of Scotch has sky-rocketed in recent years. Bottles have doubled in price in only a few decades, and many rare bottlings are selling for thousands of dollars at auction. The impending whisky drought is also playing a part in this rise of demand, […]

Scotland’s Most Remote Distilleries

Whisky isn’t just a drink, it’s a way of life, and it’s rich history and many traditions have made whisky lovers some of the most passionate fans in the drinks world today. This has been repeatedly proven throughout the years, up to this very day. Despite the constantly increasing prices of rare whisky, fans continue […]

The Whisky Boom Reaches TV

The first of a three-part television series titled “Scotch! The Story of Whisky” aired in the beginning of October on BBC 2 Scotland. The series is also available to viewers across the nation via iPlayer, and so far the ratings have been great! The series, starring Scottish actor David Hayman, delves into the many sides […]

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