Category Archives: Whisky Foundation Bottle Guide

The Best Independent Bottlings of 2021

According to Whisky Foundation Independent bottlings are often the most impressive whiskies on your shelf. Bottlers like Gordon and Macphail, Gleann Mór and Cask 88 provide the kind of alternative expressions (in age, maturation type etc.) that we whisky lovers get very excited about. They have an excellent eye when it comes to whisky and […]

Port, Portugal and Port Finished Whisky

Woman in hat drinks wine by a bridge

Portugal – oh troubled nation of beaches and wine – what will happen next? When Portugal was taken off of the ‘No Go’ list seats on planes sold faster than limited edition Springbanks.  As a whisky drinker I particularly treasured this news. Why? Well, whisky and port – Scotland and Portugal – overlap in interesting […]

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 […]

New This Week at Whisky Foundation

This week we’re highlighting four fantastic new arrivals at Whisky Foundation that are definitely worth talking about. Hailing from Speyside and the Highlands, these four drams tell stories of the distilleries’ histories, traditions, innovations and expertise, while letting you explore a huge array of delicious flavours and notes along the way. Tomatin 30 Year Old […]

Picking a Whisky for Father’s Day

Whisky for Father's Day

With the great number of celebrations that take place throughout the year, it gets tough picking new exciting presents every time. But not when it’s Father’s Day. At least, not if you know your dad loves whisky. If you are one of those fortunate people that is well aware of their old man’s love for […]

Whisky of the Month – Bowmore 30 Year Old (Rest & Be Thankful, 1985)

It’s time to have a look at our Whisky of the Month for May. This time we have decided to go for an expression from one of Islay’s most famous and cherished distilleries, a single cask expression of which only 159 bottles were released – The Bowmore 30 Year Old from Rest & Be Thankful […]

5 Of A Kind – Highland Drams

The Highland whisky region of Scotland covers an extremely large spread of land, and so the whiskies produced there are rather difficult to categorize in terms of body and flavour. Re-occurring characterizations of Highland whisky include “big-bodied, peaty, and very powerful,” however the sheer size of the region inspires experimentation and whiskies which differ greatly. […]

5 Of A Kind – Speyside Gems

The Speyside whisky-producing region of Scotland is situated in north-eastern part of the country, in the area of Strathspey. Compared to the larger whisky-producing regions like the Highlands and Lowlands, Speyside is quite small, yet, it’s still home to the greatest number of distilleries out of all the Scottish regions. Some of the world’s best-selling […]

5 Of A Kind – Islay Wonders

The world of Scotch whisky has no borders. The flavour between one bottle and the next can differ greatly, and there are numerous factors to consider when attempting to break down a whisky, and understand more about its taste and allure. Distillers work their magic, the ingredients do their part, and wooden casks let the […]

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