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, […]
Forget Guinness World Records; this is whisky world records. We’ve scoured the Guinness books for the biggest and best world records related to the wonderful world of whisky. Read on to see if you’ve got a shot at beating any of them:
Whisky is like marmite, you either love it or you hate it. While that isn’t relevant at all, neither are these myths about whisky below. These false truths are notoriously circulated, and in this blog, we’re looking to bust them once and for all. So grab yourself a good dram and let’s put these myths […]
In theory, whisky can be made from almost any grain, although the vast majority of distilleries will stick to the traditional four grains, which include barley, rye, corn and wheat. However, as the whisky world expands and distilleries look to new methods to get an edge on the ever-growing competition, non-traditional grains are being turned […]
Whisky is now one of the most lucrative businesses in the world, with sought-after bottles fetching thousands at auction. So, it is no surprise that many distilleries are attempting to produce whiskies with gimmicks, hoping to make their own fortunes from the whisky industry. While some have been great successes, others have proved a little […]
Whisky is the tipple of choice for many, but while you might know your malt from your grain or your rye from your corn, how much do you actually know about your usual down at the local? It’s been around for centuries and has been there for generation after generation when they need it most; […]
Whether you spell it whisky or whiskey, the dark-golden drink comes in many different forms. With signature sips created in different regions around the world, we take a look at some of the main whisky types and how they are made.
While in the past, the only way to enjoy a dram and a smoke would be to actually have a cigar and a glass of whisky, now with the age of social media, experiencing some of the joys of these treats can be instantaneous with the incredible Instagram accounts showing off the impressive collections of […]
Trying to find a great pairing for your cigars can prove tricky for even the most advanced cigar aficionado. To help you on your way to finding the perfect partners we have put together our ultimate pairing guide, covering drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, as well as an assortment of food.