Tulchan Gin, 45% ABV, is a London Dry gin with a flavour profile based on the flora and fauna of the Speyside region it comes from. Speyside may be better known for its whisky production, but the countryside also lends itself to foraging botanicals for gin making. Inspired by Speyside The Estate, in Speyside near […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.