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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 […]

The Best Glasses For The Best Scotch

Every good Scotch deserves a special glass, and not the one you use for beer or soda. The right glass looks the part and feels good to hold, but apart from the psychological ways a cool-looking glass can improve your whisky experience, there is also some science supporting the proper glasses to consume your drams […]

Are Bourbon or Sherry Casks Better?

Just like many recorded discoveries throughout history, the benefits of aging whisky were stumbled upon quite by chance. In Scotland, centuries ago, casks were simply used as vessels to deliver the freshly distilled spirit which was usually consumed before the oak could impart any flavours. Thankfully, some casks were disregarded here and there, and the […]

Peat and its Impact on Whisky Flavor

Any true whisky fan will have heard the term somewhere. Whisky connoisseurs are strict on the vocabulary, urging drinkers to use nothing but the word ‘peat’ or ‘peaty’ to describe a single-malt Islay whisky. But for the general public the word smoky is a more common description of the distinctive taste. Peat is what delivers […]

Does Well-Aged Whisky Taste Better?

Simply put- the most widely accepted answer in the world of whisky is yes, well-aged whisky tastes more complex and better than young whisky. Taste, however, is subjective and what tastes better to one may not to another. What can be said with certainty is that a well-aged whisky will yield flavours that a whisky aged […]

Single Malt Whisky Primer

If you’re interested in learning the basics of Scotland’s national drink, the whisky, let’s start with this primer on single-malt whiskies. As the most loved whisky type in the land, the single-malt scotch whisky has misconceptions around it, and we’re here to give the facts about this whisky wonder. Definition of Single-Malt Scotch Whisky The […]

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