The Single Cask guide to whisky

  • Valentine's day gifts for him 2020

    Five gift ideas for Valentines 2020, if your boyfriend or husband likes whisky. Best whiskey presents they'll love. Read now and make them a happy Valentine!
  • Top 10 whiskey accounts to follow on Instagram

    Whiskey on Instagram The world of whiskey is huge.  Its almost impossible to know of, let alone taste, all the whiskies out there.  Happily, there ...
  • Whisky clubs: 5 best monthly whisky subscriptions

    We've picked 5 of the best monthly whisky subscriptions in 2020 that give you an easy way to try unique whisky every month, delivered to your door.
  • Is whiskey vegan?

    Is whisky vegan?   If you want the short answer, then yes: whiskey is vegan. Thank you very much for playing. But, you know me, I like to explore....
  • Is whiskey gluten free?

    In this article we look at what gluten is, and whether whisky is gluten free.  We also talk about why whisky is or isn't labelled as being gluten free and some examples of whisky that are safe for people with gluten allergies.
  • What is whiskey made from?

    What is whisky made from? Effectively, whisky is made from three ingredients: water, yeast and some kind of cereal. That’s the short answer, but it...
  • Why is it called a dram of whisky?

    J.B. Phillips said: "If words are to enter men's minds and bear fruit, they must be the right words shaped cunningly to pass men's defenses and exp...
  • Is whiskey good for you?

    Is whiskey good for you? This is, I suppose, a bit of a nuanced questions. Is it good to drink whisky, get drunk and fall down the stairs? Perhaps ...
  • Investing in whisky

    "Unique spirits, bottled one cask at a time" This is our mission and what we work towards on a daily basis. At heart, The Single Cask is an indepen...
  • What kind of whisky casks are there?

    Maturing whisky in casks Over the last couple of years we’ve been bottling a greater variety of casks, not just in terms of which distilleries they...
  • When is a whisky ready to bottle?

    One of the questions we are commonly asked is how we decide when a cask is ready to bottle, as well as how we go about finding ‘good’ casks in the ...
  • What does an independent whisky bottler do?

    “So what do Independent Bottlers do, exactly?” Not an uncommon question for an independent bottler, and to be honest our answer to some degree is “...