Angel Tears of Joy: 5 Whiskies We’re Glad Didn’t get Enjoyed by the Angels

The Angels can sometimes be quite greedy and take a little bit more than their fair share. For the uninitiated, I’m referring to the process by which some quantity of Whisky evaporates during maturation and is lost, which has come to be known as the Angel’s Share. Here’s a list of Whiskies that we at […]

15 things only people who live with a whisky geek would understand

There are certain things every Whisky geek does in the privacy of their own homes, and if you’re a person who lives with a Whisky geek, you get a rare glimpse into the Secret Life of Whisky Drinkers. 1. The Whisky Cabinet is the most important piece of furniture in the house It holds all […]

Best Bourbon for Under £40

If America has ever done one thing right, it is definitely the creation of Bourbon.You gotta give it them, they do make the best Bourbon! This sweet, warming liquid has had a massive influence on the way Whiskies around the world are crafted and add a rich history to America’s past. And you don’t have […]

Royal Salute Lost Blend 21 Year Old Peated Scotch Whisky

The first peated whisky to be added to the Royal Salute core range, The Lost Blend is an excellent addition to the brand. Honouring Lost Distilleries The issue of “lost” distilleries seems to be coming up all the time these days. From Diageo re-opening Port Ellen and Brora to a whole brand basing themselves off […]

BenRiach Batch 16 Cask 3791

Master Blender Rachel Barrie has brought together and exciting new batch of cask strength malts from BenRiach. Family Traditions Barrie has definitely earned the title Master during her time in the Scotch industry. She has been working in the industry for 27 years, having held positions at both Glenmorangie and Morrison Bowmore. Now she is […]

Glendronach Batch 17 Cask 5896

Hand selected by Rachel Barrie, this bottling is part of the latest batch in the Single Cask series. Chosen by the Experts Or “an” expert to be precise.This bottling has been chosen by Dr. Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Glendronach. She selected each cask to be part of the latest Single Cask series. The expressions […]

The Effect of Wood Casks on Whisky

What kind of wood casks are used to age whisky and how are casks made As well as being a small car, a cooper is a person who makes oak wood casks. A few distilleries still have their own cooperages, where their casks are hand made, but it is more common for distilleries to buy […]

How changes in Scotch Regulations will allow more creativity

The Scotch Whisky Technical File was recently updated and the changes will give producers even more room for creativity and innovation. New Rules Scotch, as a geographical indicator within the European Union, has a lot of regulations regarding how it is made. These are held in a document called the Scotch Whisky Technical File. The […]