Which Whisky Character Are You? (+ How to Participate in Virtual Tasting with SMWS)

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is feeling festive this month and they’d like to invite you to take part in their Whisky with Character celebrations. Throughout May, SMWS is celebrating the wonderful diversity of its whisky along with the colourful characters of its members. If you can’t attend in person, the Society is hosting its […]

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Waterford Distillery – Does the Terroir Matter?

Waterford Distillery in Ireland

Would you believe me if I told you, you can taste the difference in the spirit depending on where the barley comes from and how it has been grown? Barley is barley, right? Don’t think so! The fact is, even two farms next door to each other can produce quite different barley. The importance of […]

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Whisky Regions of Scotland

Scotland can be divided into six different whisky regions: Speyside, Lowlands, Highlands, Islands, Campbeltown and Islay. Each region has an unique flavour profile, although, as always, there are exceptions to every rule. It is also good to remember these are simply guidelines, not regulations. Overall, Scotland has around 133 whisky distilleries, and some 30 new […]

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Whisky Tasting with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society

SMWS membership whisky

I started this year with a resolution to explore the world of whiskies, and one of the first groups to help out was the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS), so there is no better way to end the year than another whisky tasting with the SMWS! The society has recently opened a new venue for […]

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The World’s Best Club for True Single Malt Whisky Lovers!?

How would you like to try a range of whiskies that are adventurous and unique; a dram that is only available for a short period of time and is not tied to each distillery’s signature style? Whether you are a whisky connoisseur looking for something new or a complete novice wishing to connect with like-minded […]

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Whisky and the Environment

There are many factors that contribute to the flavours of whisky. Whisky requires some key ingredients, such as barley, yeast and water, as well as materials like oak barrels and copper-crafted pot stills, all of which affect the flavour profile. What makes it even more interesting is how the climate and geological location contribute. What type of rock does the water run through? Is the whisky stored by the sea? A lot comes down to the environment and the cleanliness of the surroundings. Everyone benefits from clean water and good air quality, so it is important for distilleries to consider all the environmental factors throughout the process of making whisky.

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10 Interesting and Unusual Whisky Facts

What a fascinating spirit whisky is! All the history and amazing backstories of distilleries, types of whiskies, the production method, various casks and unique locations all contribute to making whisky so interesting. I have listed some things about whisky that you may not already know, topics you might use to impress your fellow drinkers.

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Whisky Stock Market by Whisky Foundation

Whisky Foundation is a young whisky venture, founded in 2016, bringing unique whisky bottlings to anyone wanting to explore and learn more about these rare expressions. With independent bottlings, the focus is on creativity and experimentation. Whisky Foundation offers a wide selection of independently bottled whiskies and rums from bottlers such as Sar Obair, The […]

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