Now that the sunny weather is finally here, the season of enjoying cigars and a drink while sat outside is upon us. Whisky is renowned for its warming properties, making it a winter staple, but that certainly doesn’t mean that your old-fashioned can’t be traded in for a lighter option in the sunnier months of […]
As whisky matures in a cask, it is a fairly safe bet that the cask type used to store the whisky as it ages has a fairly big impact on the whisky itself, in terms of colour, flavour and aroma. With around sixty to seventy percent of a whisky’s flavour actually coming from the cask […]
Whisky is, of course, intrinsically linked to Scotland, with many of the world’s finest single malts originating from this country. Like the fine wines of France, the Scottish whiskies find themselves grouped by region, originating from old taxation rules and regulations. We take a look at the differences and history of these regions.
Today marks one of the most important events in our calendar: International Whisk(e)y Day. To celebrate this occasion, we have put together some fun facts to share with you about the beloved drink. The parenthesis in the day’s name is used to include both Scotch and American whiskies in the celebrations, although as we’re based […]
Starting over fifty years ago, Hiram Walker and Sons launched a marketing campaign like no other. Dubbed ‘Hide a Case’, the first campaign saw twenty-five cases of the quality whisky hidden away in wild and remote locations worldwide, from Mount Kilimanjaro to the Great Barrier Reef. Clues for the locations of many of these cases […]
A new financial opportunity is now on the cards for fans of whisky after The Single Malt Fund was launched by Swedish entrepreneur Christian Svantesson. Rather than investing in a whiskey company, such as Jack Daniel’s, The Single Malt Fund actually invests in the spirit itself. The business idea allows for investors to own a […]
When reading about whisky (or whiskey!), or even when you are inspecting your favourite bottle before pouring yourself a dram, you are bound to have noticed the inconsistencies with spellings. Sometimes the ‘e’ is there, other times it is nowhere to be seen!
In recent years, more and more fans of whisky have been turning from the bottle to the barrel. We take a look at what how cask strength whisky differs from it’s bottled alternative, and why so many are enjoying it now.