Single Grain Scotch Whisky Explained

Traditionally, the single grain scotch whisky category was not something that you would see bottled and sold as it is mainly used for blends, where they add body and texture. There is, however, a growing market for single grain bottlings, especially under various independent bottler labels. There seems to be a misconception of single grain […]

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Biodynamic Whisky – Pursuit of Flavour

Waterford biodynamic whisky

Last year, Waterford Distillery released the world’s first biodynamic whisky, made from biodynamic Irish barley. The whisky industry is booming in Ireland and worldwide. Everyone is trying to find their niche in the market, and at Waterford Distillery they are producing something quite unique. By focusing on biodynamics, they are seeking to maximise the character […]

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Tips for Pairing Whisky with Food

Who doesn’t love a good food and drink pairing? I’ve spent enough time in Italy to have adapted their ‘no alcohol without food’ policy. I love a good snack to go with whatever I’m drinking, whether it is simply salted nuts and olives or something fancier like a smoked salmon blini. I’m also always interested […]

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Tasty Scotch Cocktails with Remarkable Malts

I have teamed up with Douglas Laing to create a selection of scotch cocktails for you to enjoy during the festive season (or any season really…). For these recipes, I have used three expressions from their Remarkable Regional Malts range: Scallywag, Timorous Beastie and Big Peat. These are a marriage of Single Cask Single Malts […]

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Outturn Release + Membership Discount!

During the festive season the SMWS is releasing a new cask collection each week. That’s a lot of whisky! You are able to view all the releases in advance to make it easier to choose those special Christmas gifts for family and friends… or for yourself. Why not? Everyone deserves a little extravagance from time […]

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12 Smoke-Fuelled Bottles for Winter

smoky talisker bottle

These smoky bottles will offer warming spices, chilli kicks and memories of bonfire that will definitely keep you nice and toasty. Also, if you aren’t able to celebrate Bonfire Night (5th Nov) but wish to experience the smoke and fire flavours at home, these bottlings are for you! I have selected a range of spirits […]

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Different Types of Whisky Explained

This quick overview will help you navigate through the wide array of whiskies worldwide. There are differences between the core ingredients, production methods and ageing requirements, which all contribute to their unique flavours. You may have noticed that there are two spellings for whisky. Whiskey is preferred by Irish and Americans, whisky is used in Scotland, Canada, Japan […]

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Visiting the Newly Refurbished Glenlivet Visitor Centre

The Glenlivet Distillery has spent the past 18 months renovating its visitor centre to offer guests new experiences and innovative ways to learn more about their story and the history of the Speyside area. Last week I had the opportunity to visit The Glenlivet where I could explore these new features and enjoy a few […]

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