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How the Ex-Bourbon Barrel Defined Scotch Whisky

How the Ex-Bourbon Barrel Defined Scotch Whisky

How the Ex-Bourbon Barrel Defined Scotch Whisky

How the Ex-Bourbon Barrel Defined Scotch Whisky

Scotch whisky and ex-bourbon barrels have enjoyed a long-lasting and harmonious relationship. In fact, over 90% of all scotch whisky is matured in ex-bourbon casks today. Considering there are some...

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An exciting new way to taste Single Cask Whisky

An exciting new way to taste Single Cask Whisky

THE CHARACTER OF SINGLE CASK WHISKY Welcome to The Single Cask whisky moods Have you ever found yourself standing at a bar, scanning the shelves proudly adorned with whisky bottles, pondering one...

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Investing in Whisky Cask

How to buy a whisky cask – the right way

 We strongly believe buying a whisky cask should be a milestone in your life. “I really think purchasing a whisky cask should be an experience. It shouldn’t be about numbers and figures on a sprea...

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Whisky’s age is just a number

Whisky’s age is just a number

“Age just tells you how long [a whisky] has been in a cask, not how good it is.”                                              Dave Broom, whisky writer and expert  At first sight, the title we ch...

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Why is it called a dram of whisky?

Why is it called a dram of whisky?

Naturally, you can ask for a nip of whiskey. A toot. A tot, a wee one. Or just a whisky. But there is something I find very satisfying in the word ‘dram’.   But why is it called a dram, and exactl...

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Dufftown single cask whisky

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 come from but also the ‘type’, or size, of cask. ...

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Old whisky poured into a glencairn glass

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’s actually a bit more complex than that because d...

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Glenlossie single cask scotch whisky

How To Taste Whisky?

Had plenty of tastings so far with all kinds of audiences but the question is always constant: “How do you taste and understand whisky?” Grab your whisky bottle and a good nosing glass (preferably ...

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dram whisky in a glencairn glass

Whisky clubs: 5 best monthly whisky subscriptions

Christmas is here so we've decided to help you and picked 5 of the best monthly whisky subscriptions in 2021 that give you an easy way to try unique whisky every month, delivered to your door.

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Single cask whisky bottle being held

Why are they shaking whisky bottles?

Ever been at a whisky festival, seeing someone shaking the bottle saying "I am checking if it really has higher alcohol strength as the label says"...Yes it did happened to us. But as it turns out...

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