Pairing food with whisky is becoming more common, so we take a look at how to match your favourite sip with a good slice of cheese!
Deciding to start your own whisky collection can be a nerve-wracking decision when you are expecting to have to spend your life’s savings and every waking hour checking out auctions to be able to get a few decent bottles. Luckily, this isn’t the case, and whisky collecting can be a fairly easy and enjoyable hobby […]
The ebb and flow in popularity of Irish Whiskey is a story in of itself. Once the producers of the most popular spirit in the world, Irish distilleries saw a sharp and dramatic decline throughout the 19th-century which coincided with Scotland opening new whiskey producers and expanding their industry. From 1890 to 1990, 27 of […]
A very commonly asked question from whiskey drinkers is whether or not a whiskey can go off once it has been opened. The answer is both good news and bad news. Technically, whiskey can go bad; however, the good news is that it is extremely unlikely to ever happen! If the whiskey is stored properly, […]
No matter how you decide to serve your whiskey, whiskey stones can be a useful tool for sustaining a great drinking temperature for your dram. In the whiskey world, however, they are a controversial accessory for whiskey drinkers, with a fairly decisive split between those who love them and those who hate the stones! In […]
Game of Thrones fans have been counting down the days in anticipation for the eighth and final season of the hit television show. To increase the hype for this show even further, collectors and fans of whisky can also look forward to the release of the much-awaited Game of Thrones whisky collection.
A commonly asked question relating to whiskey is whether or not Bourbon and whisky are the same thing. At its simplest, the answer is that Bourbon is a type of whiskey, but not all whiskies are Bourbons. To count as a Bourbon, the whiskey must meet a strict set of rules regarding its ingredients and […]
We will all be aware of the risks that come from overindulging in a few too many glasses of whisky too often, but are you aware of the potential benefits that the drink can bring when enjoyed in moderation?! While there is still a lot of debate as to whether the health benefits of alcohol, […]
In films we often see whiskey-drinking characters pouring a dram from an expensive looking crystal decanter, as opposed to straight from the bottle. While this may look pretty cool, there is some debate amongst whiskey lovers as to whether or not pouring your whiskey into a decanter is necessary. We take a look at whether […]
Over the past few years, the popularity of Japanese whisky has grown continually, and it certainly doesn’t look like the trend is set to stop any time soon. However, as more turn to the world of Japanese whiskies, we have seen price tags skyrocket. What was once a modest interpretation of Scottish malt whiskies has […]