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‘And a Laphroaig behind door three’: our thoughts on the whisky advent calendar trend

whisky advent calendar

  It’s nearly time to start buying your advent calendar, and if you’re a bit of a whisky buff, there’s no doubt that you’ve heard of Drinks by the Dram, a whisky advent calendar going for a pretty eye-watering £10,000 (or, around $13,000 USD if you’re on the other side of the pond). Sure, it’s […]

St Andrew’s Day Scotch: finding the perfect dram for Là Naomh Anndrais

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Is there a better day to celebrate all things Scottish than St. Andrew’s Day, or a better way to celebrate all things Scottish than with a St Andrew’s Day scotch? We don’t think so – but yet, in recent years, St. Andrew’s Day seems to have fallen out of favour. It doesn’t have the raucous […]

Pass the (wild) turkey: 5 perfect Thanksgiving whiskies

thanksgiving whiskies

As Thanksgiving fast approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the most important part of the meal – the alcohol. And if you’re thinking of grabbing a nice bottle of red or a crate of beer, we’ve got some great news for you – whisky pairs incredibly well with almost every Thanksgiving food you can […]

Starter Scotches: Lagavulin 16-year-old

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On this blog, we’re a little guilty of writing for an audience of people who have been drinking, loving and cherishing whisky for years. And, although we try to avoid falling into the pit of whisky elitism wherever possible, we have noticed that whenever we recommend a bottle of whisky, it’s complex, elegant and takes […]

Independent bottler in the spotlight: Wemyss Malts

wemyss malts

If you’re an avid reader of the Whisky Foundation blog, you’ll know that this is the third in a series of blog posts that explore the people behind our favourite whiskies – the independent bottlers. Last month, we took a look at Kingsbury (and the month before, Signatory Vintage). This month, we shove Wemyss Malts […]

Whisky tales: Captain William Grant and the revenge of the fairies

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  Before we even get onto this incredible whisky tale, let’s take a moment to think of how great Captain Grant and the Revenge of the Fairies would be as a schlocky, B-movie horror film. Read this aloud in your best voice-over voice: Captain William Grant arrived back from the military to continue life as […]

Whisky bluff to whisky buff: how to nose whisky (and why it’s important).

nose your whisky

  A few months ago, we did another post in the Whisky Bluff to Whisky Buff series that looked at the first steps in learning to taste whisky. (And not just in a ‘oh yeah, that tastes like whisky’ way.) In that article, we spoke about the importance of nosing your whisky. We said that […]

IBs from around the world: a brief introduction to Japanese independent bottlings

  Here at Whisky Foundation, we’re often a little guilty of focusing on all things Scottish (and, on occasion, American), but the international independent scene is vibrant and innovative, and deserves attention. So, this week, we’re going to start a new series of blog posts that look at independent bottling scenes from around the world. […]

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