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.
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.
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 […]
Scottish men are said to be the sexiest men in the world… Not sure that is 100% accurate, but who doesn’t like to see men in kilts? I recommend you gather your girlfriends and hit the bars on Friday night as Burns Night will lure out all the hunky Scots! Burns Night is celebrated on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]