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Category Archives: Learn Whisky

Do NAS Whiskies Provide Bang for Buck?

In the last 10-15 years we have seen many distilleries slowly move away from the age-statement expressions we have become so accustomed to seeing, as more and more NAS (non-age-statement) drams have appeared on the market. Many of these expressions are valued at similar prices to the 12, 15 and even 18 year olds out […]

Recipe: The Perfect Hot Toddy

The Perfect Hot Toddy

It’s that time of the year when the cold weather is starting to take its toll and many of us are experiencing a wee bit of the sniffles. There’s nothing worse than having to get out of bed feeling this way, only to go to work for the day and then struggle to sleep again […]

Five 2018 Releases to Add to Your Collection

With the 2019 well and truly underway, everyone is getting back into the swing of things as we return to work, the kids return to school and normality resumes. The holiday period was fantastic and we hope you all had a great time with family and friends, but the hectic two and a bit weeks […]

Scotch 101 – What is chill filtration?

If you’re new to the malty-delights of Scotch or have never taken an interest in the behind-the-scenes whisky-making process, you’d be forgiven for never having heard of chill filtration. But among those in-the-know – the maltheads and whisky connoisseurs around the world – chill filtration is a serious bone of contention. On one side of […]

Ten Top Independent Bottlers To Try Right Now

whisky fdn top ten indie bottlers

Indie whisky bottling is so hot right now, with the top independent bottlers experimenting with techniques to mature innovative and distinctive whiskies. Whether you’re already an indie whisky fan, or you’re looking to go indie for your whisky, these are the top bottlers you should try. Your favourite 12 or 10 year-old single malt is […]

Scotch Whisky 101 – Yeast

Three basic ingredients are needed in the production of whisky – barley, water and yeast. It is quite remarkable how these three simple components are the basis of so many varied and delightful drams – From Scottish and Japanese whisky, to Irish whiskey and American Bourbon. The individual style and flavour profiles of each whisky are […]

Interview With Wilson & Morgan – Italian Independent Bottler

Italian independent bottlers Wilson & Morgan are a great example of the innovation, creativity and international collaboration upon which the independent bottling industry thrives. A truly family business, chairman Fabio Rossi follows in the footsteps of his grandfather and his father Giuseppe and father Mario, who first started importing fine whiskies from Scotland. We had […]

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