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#MoviesWithExtraWhisky: Win a $50 Whisky Foundation voucher for World Whisky Day

To celebrate World Whisky Day, we’re giving away a $50 Whisky Foundation gift card to put towards that bottle you’ve had your eye on for a while. To win it, all you have to do is make us laugh (and impress us with your knowledge of whisky and film). #MoviesWithExtraWhisky The idea is pretty simple. […]

Treat yourself this World Whisky Day: 5 of the best independent bottlings

  You can keep Christmas. You can keep Easter as well. And, while we’re at it, you can keep New Year. If there’s one date on the calendar (well, it’s on our calendars, at least) that we look forward to most at Whisky Foundation, it’s World Whisky Day. Quite simply, it’s an excuse to celebrate […]

Whisky bluff to whisky buff: the dawn of independent bottling

  If you’ve ever sipped an independent bottling by Adelphi, Berry’s or Wilson and Morgan, you might not be aware that you owe every drop of pleasure to two enterprising greengrocers from the small Scottish city of Elgin in the early 19th Century. In 1825, James Gordon and John Alexander MacPhail, under the guidance and […]

Independent Bottling of the Month: Caol Ila 20 Year (Kingsbury, 1996)

Caol Ila 20 Year

At Whisky Foundation, we like to keep you up to date with everything from the world of malt and peat. But we also know that there’s a world of difference between reading about independent bottlings and actually drinking the whisky. (We know which we prefer to do.) And that got us thinking: what if, every […]

Whisky cocktails – the ultimate sacrilege?

whisky cocktails

In some circles, the mere mention of whisky cocktails can spark furious debate. As the Scottish proverb goes – there are two things a Highlander likes naked, and one of them is malt whisky. Quite rightly, many whisky drinkers feel that whisky cocktails drown out the flavour of the whiskies, stunting the flavours on the […]

Independent Bottlers – Gordon & MacPhail

Independent bottling is, unfortunately, a rather unknown concept to the general population. Here at the Whisky Foundation we believe that such a wonderfully experimental and educational practice should be broadcast to the world, to drinkers both young and old, to extend the reach of the amazing spirit that is Scotch whisky. Put simply, an independent […]

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