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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 […]

About the Distillery: Glenlivet

Glenlivet is a distinguished, award-winning whisky distillery in Scotland’s Speyside region backed by nearly 200 years of history. Walk through this blog post to see how Glenlivet stands as the original single malt whisky creator and discover more about this famed distillery. Glenlivet’s Tale – Setting the Standard for Single Malt Whisky It all began […]

How The Impending Whisky “Drought” Is Affecting The Industry

The beginning of 2016 brought with it some worrying news…Single-malt whisky stocks were running low. According to the Scotch Whisky Association, single-malt whisky sales rose by 159 percent between 2004 and 2014, while a CNN report showed that demand for single-malt whisky has gotten so high worldwide that distilleries are struggling to meet demand. A […]

The Worldwide Proliferation of Whisky.

It would be appropriate for a people-based profile of whisky to begin by naming the first whisky maker. Sadly, no-one knows who he was. In fact, no-one knows who the first distiller was. It is clear that from AD 4 onwards, alchemists in China, India, Arabia, Egypt and Greece were using distillation to make turpentine, […]

How Regions Impact Whisky Maturation & Flavour

Scotch whisky, as you are probably aware, is produced in Scotland. But through the years and with the impact of distilling, taxation systems, and old rules, Scotch whisky has been broken-down and grouped by the different whisky regions in the country. There are six whisky regions in Scotland today, some continuing from the days when […]

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