Highland Park Distillery

Highland Park distillery has been in (legitimate) operation since 1798 and has always remained in the original spot where Magnus Eunson, a direct descendant of the Vikings, ran his illicit distilling production. At one point, the distillery was called High Park due to its location, overlooking Kirkwall. High enough to see the taxman’s arrival! The […]

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Maker’s Mark Distillery – Taking Sustainability Seriously

Maker's Mark whisky barrels

As we stand at the outset of a new decade, I believe that nearly every market is going to witness a seismic change in consumer behaviour. More and more consumers will make their buying decisions based on how environmentally friendly a product is. We have already seen this in significant areas of the food market. […]

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Sharing Whisky with Friends

Winter months really call for whisky, don’t you think? Not only will a wee dram warm you from inside out, but it will also bring friends together. During this dark and cold season, we should make more time for friends and family, as everyone needs a bit of cheering up in winter. What better way […]

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Christmas Gifts for Drinkers 2019

christmas gifts

We are all too busy (and lazy), but Christmas shopping is something we will have to do no matter what. Luckily for you, I’m here to help! I’ve researched the best boozy Christmas gifts one can ever wish for. Only thing you have to do is to click the links and place the orders. Christmas […]

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Whisky Production in Pictures

Below you will find a crash course on single malt whisky production. By using pictures of each step, I want to give you a better understanding of the full process.

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Types of Casks and How They Influence Whisky

There are many factors that contribute to the final flavour of whisky. In Scotland the spirit must mature in casks for a minimum of three years before it is legally allowed to be called whisky. In this time the spirit will be heavily influenced by the cask it’s been in, therefore it is important to […]

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A Must-Visit Whisky Bar in Edinburgh

Whether you love whisky or are just getting into it, this venue is a great place to enjoy a dram or two. Located in the centre of Edinburgh in a beautiful Victorian building, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar is open to all. Join in a group tasting or private party or simply just pop in for an after-work drink.

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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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