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”

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”

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”

How Grain Whisky is Made

How is Grain whisky made?

Hello Dram Teamers, and welcome back to our series on how whisky is made! Since this month’s tasting box contained some delicious grain whisky, we thought it would be a good excuse to take a closer look at how it’s made and what makes it great. What is Grain Whisky? Technically, all whisky is grain whisky. … Continue reading “How Grain Whisky is Made”

Sherry Cask Whisky: A Guide

Sherry Cask Whisky: A Guide

Ahh, sherry cask whisky. For many whisky snobs, a term that conjures nostalgic memories of our first gateway whisky sips. A type of cask that is deeply associated with many famous whisky houses – Macallan, Aberlour, Glenfarclas (well a lot of the Glen-somethings, actually) – and indeed with Scotch single malt whisky in general. If … Continue reading “Sherry Cask Whisky: A Guide”

What is whisky made from?

What is whisky made from?

What is whisky made from? It’s an important question because it’s more than an issue of taste alone; it can also be a legal issue (boo lawyers!).  The core ingredients of whisky are water, yeast and a cereal grain. Water often comes from a natural spring, but it doesn’t have to. The yeast can be … Continue reading “What is whisky made from?”