The Whisky Foundation Reserve has arrived

Over the last few months we have been working hard on a project that will hopefully excite our whisky fans the world over and today is the day that we finally launch our innovative stock market for whisky, the Whisky Foundation Reserve. While the financial markets in the US are closed for Thanksgiving (Happy Thanksgiving […]

Stocking up on perfect Christmas whiskies: our favourites from the Whisky Foundation vaults

christmas whiskies

It’s that almost time of year again: the days are colder, and the nights are longer, which means there’s soon not going to be a radio station in the country that isn’t playing either Slade, The Pogues or Michael Buble 24/7. Yes, in the immortal words of Noddy Holder, it’s (almost) Chriiistmaaaaaaas. And for us […]

Whisky pairings: how to pair whisky and Christmas food

whisky and Christmas food

Have you ever found yourself scouring the wine aisles at Christmas, desperately Googling what type of red wine goes with turkey (you can’t go wrong with a Pinot Noir, if you were wondering) and wishing that there was a way that everything you served at Christmas could be accompanied by whisky? (No? Just us?) Well, […]

‘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


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

starter scotches

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 […]

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