Celebrating the Glenfiddich Archive Collection

Glenfiddich Archive collection casks

The story of Glenfiddich began in the summer of 1886 when William Grant started building his distillery near to the river Fiddich. It had been a dream of his for some time. He quit his job as the manager of Mortlach and decided to make his dreams come true with the help of his wife […]

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4 Hot Toddy Recipes

Hot drink

It is the season for hot toddies, those warming drinks made with hot water, honey, lemon and a good measure of something stronger. Anything from whisky, rum, brandy or even gin. Alcohol has for a long time been used for medicinal purposes. You often hear people say they are going to have a hot toddy […]

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Holiday Negroni Recipes

Holiday Negroni

Here you can find a selection of Negroni recipes perfect for the holiday season. Whether you are mixing pre-dinner drinks for your guests, enjoying a cocktail while wrapping gifts or just fancy something a bit different during the festivities, these recipes are fairly simple and can be made in larger batches. Which one of these […]

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Whisky Tasting & Tour at The Glenturret Distillery

The Glenturret Distillery

The Glenturret is Scotland’s oldest working distillery – the earliest record of it is from 1763. The recent change of ownership really has improved the distillery’s releases and helped to put The Glenturret back on the whisky map. It is finally getting the recognition it deserves rather than being in the shadow of Famous Grouse, […]

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Discovering Loch Lomond Distillery

Loch Lomond Distillery

Loch Lomond Distillery may not be the most beautiful of distilleries, but it certainly is one of the most intriguing ones in Scotland. Not only do they have their own cooperage on-site, but they are also producing a number of whiskies using several types of stills. There is a lot going on at Loch Lomond, […]

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Unique and Interesting Scotch Whisky Cask Finishes

whisky barrels

Recently, I’ve come across several intriguing, perhaps even a bit unusual, cask finishes on the scotch whisky scene. By playing around with different cask types and sizes, the Master Blender can create layers of flavours. They can use a range of the same casks, for example, different fills of ex-bourbon, or mix and match a […]

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Flavour Hunters Festival Virtual Tasting with The SMWS

SMWS virtual tasting set

Throughout May, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society has been hosting several events on- and offline as part of their Flavour Hunters Festival. The idea was to explore the range of flavours from each Scottish whisky region. As a part of the celebrations, the Society has hosted a range of events at their members’ venues in […]

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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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