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Author Archives: Cat Marney

Wine Cask Whiskies

The Grape and the Grain – ‘Are you a whisky drinker?’ – ‘No, I am more of a brandy/red wine/cognac lover, myself.’ A common situation we whisky fans find ourselves in. Why one or the other? Can’t both go together? Never mix the grape and the grain, they say. Wisdom passed down by your ancestors. […]

The History of The Macallan

Many of us have fallen in love with The Macallan whisky for its sleek design, rich but subtle flavours, and all-round great taste. Yet, though we can tell you a lot about the maturation style and various designs, we perhaps don’t know as much about the history of The Macallan. I certainly didn’t! So we […]

Keeping A Whisky Drinker Entertained in Lockdown

What whisky entertainment is there in LOCKDOWN!? What is a whisky fan to do!? Soon, we will all have experienced a whole year without Busy, boozy whisky festivals for discoveries both whisky and people shaped. Tasting evenings attended with friends, where old favourites find a new depth. Going to our local bar to sample some […]

Whisky Foundation’s 12 Ideal Christmas Whiskies – The Ones To Have With a Meal

In Scotland we have the very useful phrase ‘your coat is on a shoogly peg’ …which means that things are uncertain for you. It would be true to say that we’re all on a shoogly peg this year. Even Christmas is on a peg with a bit of a wobble. I am here to tell […]

Port, Portugal and Port Finished Whisky

Woman in hat drinks wine by a bridge

Portugal – oh troubled nation of beaches and wine – what will happen next? When Portugal was taken off of the ‘No Go’ list seats on planes sold faster than limited edition Springbanks.  As a whisky drinker I particularly treasured this news. Why? Well, whisky and port – Scotland and Portugal – overlap in interesting […]

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