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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 […]

Cask 88 Launches Single Cask Rum Collection

Cask 88, the indie bottler behind the popular Scottish Folklore Series, have today launched three brand new single cask expressions for us to get our gums around, but contrary to what you may expect, they’re not whiskies. No, this time, Cask 88 have taken a step away from the water of life and a step […]

Scottish Folklore Series Volume 3 – The Calleaich Beira

Scottish Folklore Series Volume 3

This week, fast-rising independent bottler and cask broker, Cask 88, has announced the release of the third of six bottlings in their popular Scottish Folklore Series, and just like the two that came before it, it’s a joy to behold. The series began back in May 2018 with the launch of the now multi-award-winning Ben […]

Introducing Gleann Mór’s Rare Find Range

This week we’re excited to introduce you to an astounding range of whiskies from one of Scotland’s best indie bottlers – one that has a deep-seated passion for rare find expressions and single cask editions – it’s Edinburgh’s Gleann Mór and their superb Rare Find range. Founded by Derek Mair, in 2013, Gleann Mór has […]

Introducing Wilson & Morgan On Whisky Foundation

This week we’re excited to welcome some excellent new arrivals into our store from one of the world’s best indie bottlers, Wilson & Morgan. The bottler focuses on delivering premium whiskies that deliver on the nose, palate and finish and leave a lasting impression on the drinker. They have picked up a number of awards […]

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