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”

Interview with Gregg Glass, Whisky Works

Interview with Gregg Glass, Whisky Maker

If you tuned into our recent virtual live tasting of November’s Whisky & Wood box, you’d have seen that the two whiskies from newcomers The Whisky Works sparked a lot of conversation. We were excited to feature these distinctive, unique whiskies in this month’s tasting box. Spearheaded by Greg Glass, formerly of Compass Box, The … Continue reading “Interview with Gregg Glass, Whisky Works”

Best Virtual Whisky Tastings

With a second lockdown upon us here in England, lots of people are looking for interesting ways to celebrate birthdays, special occasions, or even just the end of the working week (even if the commute was from bed to a desk downstairs). In the world of non-stop Zoom quiz nights, it’s no wonder that we’re … Continue reading “Best Virtual Whisky Tastings”

Whisky & Wood: Cask Exploration

Whisky and Wood: Cask Exploration

As our regular readers will know, we’ve been a little bit cask-obsessed here at The Dram Team HQ lately. So with great pleasure, we announce an extremely special tasting box for November: an exploration of Whisky and Wood! Whisky & Wood showcases some marvellous drams that also happen to be among the most premium whiskies … Continue reading “Whisky & Wood: Cask Exploration”

Whisky Under £50 Review 7: Paul John Edited

Whisky Under £50: Review 7: Paul John Edited

Welcome to the seventh 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 Paul John “Edited” Indian whisky.  Paul John … Continue reading “Whisky Under £50 Review 7: Paul John Edited”

Whisky Under £50 Review 6: Nikka From The Barrel

Whisky Under £50 Review 6: Nikka From The Barrel

Welcome to the sixth 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 Nikka From the Barrel Japanese Whisky.  Nikka … Continue reading “Whisky Under £50 Review 6: Nikka From The Barrel”

The Role of Stills in Whisky: Loch Lomond Case Study

The role of stills in whisky

If you’ve ever been to a Scotch whisky distillery, you’ll know how proud they are of their stills. Distillers will tell you that each still has a personality, and that has a huge impact on the style of spirit it creates. In fact, some distilleries go so far as naming their stills, like Janis and … Continue reading “The Role of Stills in Whisky: Loch Lomond Case Study”

Whisky Under £50 Review 5: James Eadie Trade Mark X

Whisky Under £50 Review 5: James Eadie Trademark X

Welcome to the fifth 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 James Eadie Trademark “X” blended scotch whisky.  … Continue reading “Whisky Under £50 Review 5: James Eadie Trade Mark X”

Distillery Spotlight: Loch Lomond

Distillery Spotlight: Loch Lomond

It’s very unusual for us to feature only one distillery in one of our monthly tasting boxes, because one of our core missions is to help people explore whisky. So you know that when we do, it’s for a very good reason. If you’re not already familiar with Loch Lomond Distillery, they have one of … Continue reading “Distillery Spotlight: Loch Lomond”

Interview with: The Single Cask

Interview with The Single Cask

This month’s whisky tasting box centred around some incredible independent bottlings from cask-strength fanatics, The Single Cask. We really enjoyed trying a selection of Scotch whiskies that were all a little bit different from standard distillery releases, so we tracked down Ed, from their UK team, to find out a little bit more about them. … Continue reading “Interview with: The Single Cask”

The Art of the Cask: Blending

The Art of the Cask: Whisky Blending

Hello Dram Teamers, and welcome back to our series on how whisky is made! This is the second installment in the mini series The Art of the Cask, where we delve into one of the most important aspects of our favourite spirit. Today’s post is all about whisky blending – a crucial step in production … Continue reading “The Art of the Cask: Blending”

Whisky Under £50 Review 4: Tomatin 12 Year Old

Whisky Under £50 Review 4: Tomatin 12 Year Old

Welcome to the fourth 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 Tomatin 12 Year Old.  Tomatin 12 Year … Continue reading “Whisky Under £50 Review 4: Tomatin 12 Year Old”

The Art of the Cask: Whisky Ageing

The Art of the Cask: Whisky ageing

Hello Dram Teamers, and welcome back to our series on how whisky is made! We’re kicking off a small sub-series focusing on one of the key elements of whisky-making: the cask. The Art of the Cask will explore all the ways the humble whisky barrel can influence our favourite spirit. Since this month’s tasting box was … Continue reading “The Art of the Cask: Whisky Ageing”

How Rye Whiskey is Made

How Rye Whiskey is Made

Hello Dram Teamers, and welcome back to our series on how whisky is made! In this blog, we’re looking at rye whiskey.  Today we’ll be taking a look at the most pun-friendly of whiskeys, rye (long time members will know that we love a good whisky pun). Both a category of whisky and an ingredient, … Continue reading “How Rye Whiskey is Made”