Spectacular Scotch: Hidden Whisky Gems

Spectacular Scotch: Hidden Whisky Gems

Scotch whisky: entrancing, romantic, steeped with history… full of complexities. Exploring regional styles and different production techniques can really help drinkers get to grips with Scotch. Although, of course, there’s sometimes a surprise along the way. To really explore some of Scotland’s hidden whisky gems, we decided to pull together a diverse range of the … Continue reading “Spectacular Scotch: Hidden Whisky Gems”

New Whisky Kids on the Block

New Whisky Kids on the Block

Everyone loves new things, right? We do – especially when it’s whisky related! So we’re going to take a look at what’s new in whisky at the moment, helped with a few drams from our newest whisky box release: New Kids on the Block. It’s time to dive in and find about new whiskies from … Continue reading “New Whisky Kids on the Block”

Whisky Cask Magic

Whisky Cask Magic

Do you think the secret to whisky ageing is science, or is it an art? Science can help, like understanding the molecular make up of different species of wood, and using temperature controlled warehouses. But the art of knowing when to use a cask finish, how long you might age the whisky for, and how … Continue reading “Whisky Cask Magic”

The Best English Whiskies

The Best English Whiskies

Now boasting around 33 actively-producing distilleries, from as far south as Cornwall to the northerly climes of Durham, English whisky is proving that it’s here to stay. When we first started making our whisky tasting boxes back in 2016, only a handful of those distilleries even had whisky available. Now, there are so many high … Continue reading “The Best English Whiskies”

English Whisky: Progress Report ’21

English Whisky: Progress Report '21

Happy St George’s Day!  While some of us Brits might be itching to escape to an exotic international location, there’s plenty to be proud of when it comes to England – like its whisky! There’s no question that in recent years English whisky has far and away stolen many whisky drinkers’ hearts. With an ever-widening … Continue reading “English Whisky: Progress Report ’21”

Worldwide Whiskies: The Best World Whisky

Worldwide Whiskies: The Best World Whisky

We love Scotch. In fact, for most of the Dram Team, a good bottle of Scotch was behind us getting into whisky in the first place. But we’ve never been shy to admit that sometimes, we fancy something just a little bit different. With some amazing distilleries all over the world now producing award-winning drams, … Continue reading “Worldwide Whiskies: The Best World Whisky”

6 Inspiring Women in Whisky

6 Inspiring Women In Whisky

In a perfect world, we wouldn’t need to create a whisky tasting box all about amazing women in whisky. In a perfect world, gender-based stereotypes about our favourite spirit wouldn’t exist. Things like “whisky is a man’s drink”, “women don’t like strong or smoky flavours”, “making whisky is hard work and men are better suited … Continue reading “6 Inspiring Women in Whisky”

Whisky Under £50 Review 9: The Lakes Moscatel Cask

Whisky Under £50 Review The Lakes "The One" Moscatel

Welcome to the ninth installment of our regular Whisky Under Fifty reviews, where we review a different whisky (or whiskey) that you can buy for less than £50! If you’d like to know more about why we’re doing this series, read our introduction post here. Today’s whisky is The Lakes Distillery “The One” Moscatel Cask … Continue reading “Whisky Under £50 Review 9: The Lakes Moscatel Cask”

Celebrating Women In Whisky: International Women’s Day

Celebrating Women in Whisky: International Women's Day 2021

International Women’s Day falls in March (March 8th, to be exact), and since half of the Dram Team is female, we couldn’t think of a better time to celebrate some amazing women in the whisky world. Our March box of the month is both a tribute to, and created by, inspirational women. Not only that, … Continue reading “Celebrating Women In Whisky: International Women’s Day”

Whiskies from Glen to Ben

Whisky from Glen to Ben Banner

Why are so many whiskies Glen-something? That’s a question we tried to answer last year. But Scotland is also famous for its Bens, like Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles. Did you know there are also a handful of “Ben-something” whiskies named after the hills and mountains of Scotland too? Well fear … Continue reading “Whiskies from Glen to Ben”

Introducing… Rye January!

Introducing... Rye January!

You’ve probably heard of Dry January. Some of our readers and tasting club members might even be challenging themselves to try it this year. Since we’re all about whisky discovery at the Dram Team (and can’t turn down the opportunity for a good pun, either) we’ve decided that this year, we going to do “Rye” … Continue reading “Introducing… Rye January!”

Whisky Under £50 Review 8: Sonoma Rye

Whisky Under £50 Review 8: Sonoma Rye

Welcome to the eighth installment of our regular Whisky Under Fifty reviews, where we review a different whisky (or whiskey) that you can buy for less than £50! If you’d like to know more about why we’re doing this series, read our introduction post here. Today’s whisky is Sonoma Distilling Co American Rye Whiskey.  Sonoma … Continue reading “Whisky Under £50 Review 8: Sonoma Rye”

Maltal Kombat: Wine Cask Finished Whiskies

Maltal Kombat: Wine Cask Finished Whiskies

What’s better than an old-school video game? An old-school video game reference-packed, wine cask-finished, holding-no-punches whisky tasting box, that’s what! Introducing the best way to stave off the January blues (or continue the celebrations, if you’re just glad that 2020 is finally over): our January box-of-the-month, Maltal Kombat. This limited edition box sees 3 whiskies … Continue reading “Maltal Kombat: Wine Cask Finished Whiskies”

The Art of the Cask: Unusual Barrels

The Art of the Cask: Unusual Barrels

Welcome back to our mini-series of how whisky is made, The Art of the Cask! Today’s post is all about unusual barrels – think red wine casks, port casks, even tea-seasoned casks… Now, we’ve nothing against the widely used refill or ex-bourbon barrel, or even the virgin oak – sometimes we just want a little … Continue reading “The Art of the Cask: Unusual Barrels”

A Very Sherry Whiskymas: Christmas Box

Christmas Whisky Gift Box: A Very Sherry Whiskymas!

As Christmas is the best time of year for enjoying good whisky, we like to do the season justice here at the Dram Team. And since we all need a little bit of extra luxury this year, what better way to celebrate than with a box dedicated to the most decadent of whiskies – sherry … Continue reading “A Very Sherry Whiskymas: Christmas Box”