New Year’s Resolution: More Whisky

You might think it is a bit too early for New Year’s resolutions since Christmas has barely begun, but I have thought this through, so bear with me. What if you let everyone know your New Year’s Resolution is… to enjoy more whisky – if that isn’t a hint for Xmas gifts I don’t know […]

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Bunnahabhain 46 Year Old

Bunnahabhain 46 Year Old Eich Bhana Lìr (meaning the great waves of the God Lìr) is the oldest expression ever released by the distillery. There were only 198 beautiful bottles available, and one will set you back a whopping £5,000! I am confident most whisky enthusiasts will have bought theirs already, though. The God Lìr […]

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Arbikie Highland Estate – The Pursuit of Excellence

With so much controversy over how many distilleries hide behind misleading labels indicating where their product is actually made, the Arbikie Distillery is a breath of fresh air in more ways than one. Based in a beautiful part of Scotland, Arbikie is one of the few distilleries genuinely making their spirits from scratch. In their pursuit […]

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Whisky Women of Instagram

Women have always been involved in whisky, from distilling at home to running large-scale operations. There was the legendary Bessie from Laphroaig, and Elizabeth Cumming, who used to run Cardhu distillery for years, just to name a few.   But now women in the whisky business are more important than ever! There are several whisky bloggers, whisky writers, master […]

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10 Most popular posts in 2016

I have had a very exciting and busy year, and thanks to all my readers and followers, I have had enough motivation and courage to keep on writing. Whilst you are probably enjoying a well-earned Christmas holiday I thought it would be a great time for us to recap some of the most popular posts […]

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Whisky from Tap Water!?

Everyone knows about the importance of the water source when it comes to making Whisky. If you’ve read my article ‘Whisky battle – Laphroaig vs Lagavulin’  you’ll know the efforts these distilleries go to ensure the purity of their water supply. Even the word Whisky comes from Scottish Gaelic ‘uisge’ meaning water. But during my […]

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Whisky in the Making

To produce whisky you need three simple ingredients: water, yeast and barley (this can be mixed with rye or corn, I will talk about rye whisky soon) . The best type of barley is the one that produces the most sugar. There are five stages in the process: malting, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation. Malting During malting, the barley […]

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The Whisky Battle – Laphroaig vs Lagavulin

I, like probably millions of others, am used to the dusty male image that comes to mind when talking about Whisky. I used to go to this old Finnish hotel from the 1930s as the bar was really fascinating, with all these elderly gentlemen drinking Whisky for their sorrows or telling stories about their lives […]

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