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Category Archives: Whisky History

Famous Whisky Drinkers Today

Whisky has gripped and delighted drinkers throughout the ages, making poets and politicians alike sing its praises and promote its allure to the rest of the world. Robert Burns never hid his love for the spirit, and famous authors like Charles Bukowski were known to have a glass of Scotch in their hand, well, most […]

Celebrating Burns Night Like The Scots

The annual Scottish celebration is almost here, as people all over the world are preparing for Burns Night on the 25th of January. Many of us have probably enjoyed some haggis or a few glasses of whisky on Burns night, listening to the different Scottish tunes played throughout the evening. But what many may not […]

How Ice & Water Effect Whisky Flavour

Whether you are a long-time fan or complete newbie concerning the world of whisky, there is always something new you can learn about the wonderful spirit. There are some unwritten rules about Scotch and the ways one should sample it, and without someone to help you along you might find yourself afraid of doing something […]

Scotland’s Most Remote Distilleries

Whisky isn’t just a drink, it’s a way of life, and it’s rich history and many traditions have made whisky lovers some of the most passionate fans in the drinks world today. This has been repeatedly proven throughout the years, up to this very day. Despite the constantly increasing prices of rare whisky, fans continue […]

The Whisky Boom Reaches TV

The first of a three-part television series titled “Scotch! The Story of Whisky” aired in the beginning of October on BBC 2 Scotland. The series is also available to viewers across the nation via iPlayer, and so far the ratings have been great! The series, starring Scottish actor David Hayman, delves into the many sides […]

Are Bourbon or Sherry Casks Better?

Just like many recorded discoveries throughout history, the benefits of aging whisky were stumbled upon quite by chance. In Scotland, centuries ago, casks were simply used as vessels to deliver the freshly distilled spirit which was usually consumed before the oak could impart any flavours. Thankfully, some casks were disregarded here and there, and the […]

Does Well-Aged Whisky Taste Better?

Simply put- the most widely accepted answer in the world of whisky is yes, well-aged whisky tastes more complex and better than young whisky. Taste, however, is subjective and what tastes better to one may not to another. What can be said with certainty is that a well-aged whisky will yield flavours that a whisky aged […]

The Worldwide Proliferation of Whisky.

It would be appropriate for a people-based profile of whisky to begin by naming the first whisky maker. Sadly, no-one knows who he was. In fact, no-one knows who the first distiller was. It is clear that from AD 4 onwards, alchemists in China, India, Arabia, Egypt and Greece were using distillation to make turpentine, […]

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