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 […]

Big Mouth Blended Scotch Whisky

A very Scottish Scotch indeed; Big Mouth have captured a playful side to malt and released it with the Big Mouth Blend. More Single Malt for your money The big pull of big Mouth is that they promise to give you more Singe Malt than any other blend. If you’re unsure where they’re going with […]

Top 5 Best Rye Whiskies

Rye is one of America’s most loved drinks, and for good reason too. It can be deep and complex, with all the sweetness of Bourbon, but the sophistication of Scotch.   We’ve brought together the best Rye brands that will have you turning to America for your favourite tipple in no time!   WhistlePig 10 […]

Antonio Páez Lobato Cooperage in Jerez

While most casks used to create Scotch are ex-Bourbon, a great many come from the Jerez region in Spain. And many of these are from the Antonio Páez Lobato Cooperage. That’s because Sherry casks are also massively popular for maturing Whisky, and Sherry comes from Jerez. But where do the casks themselves come from? Let’s […]


Dr Jim Beveridge, Johnnie Walker Master Blender, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his outstanding service to the Scotch whisky industry. In a career spanning almost four decades with the world’s leading distilling company Diageo, Dr Beveridge has established himself as one of the most highly respected figures in […]

Zuidam Distillery Story

Once known as Baarle International, Zuidam Distillery has flourished since it’s founding in 1975, and now makes some brilliant whisky. The van Zuidam Family Like many distilleries based in Baarle Nassau in the Netherlands, the Zuidam Distillery was founded as a family venture. Fred van Zuidam wanted to start a distillery that specialised in exclusive […]

Glenfiddich 30 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Review

A legend in the Whisky world, this titan of Scotch is full of flavour. Aged to Perfection The age statement on this malt is truly something to behold. The Glenfiddich 30 Year lives up to its years. Glenfiddich do not shy away from bold age statements and also have a 40 year old and a […]

International Whiskies in the UK Market

Scotch dominates the UK Whisky market, which is probably unsurprising. Let’s take a closer look at some of their competitors. International Competition While Scotch might be champ when it comes to the Whisky market in the UK, it has a number of other countries biting at its heels. International Whiskies in the UK are growing […]

GreatDrams Single Cask Scotch Whisky Releases Spring 2019

For the few of you that don’t know, GreatDrams has entered into the world of independent whisky bottling. As such we are releasing casks seasonally, so here is the GreatDrams Single Cask Scotch Whisky releases Spring 2019. Who is GreatDrams? We are award-winning whisky specialists based in Cheshire specialising in Limited Edition Single Cask Scotch […]

History of Whisky: A Timeline

Timeless as it may be, Scotch had to start somewhere. So we’ve put together a brief timeline highlighting the key moments in the journey of Scotch so far and the history of Whisky. 12th Century – Whisky Distillation by Monks The art of distillation began in the ancient world with the Greeks and Persians practicing […]