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”

World Whisky: Countries You Didn’t Know Made Whisky

Countries you didn't know made whisky

Some Wonderful World Whisky Our members will know that July’s tasting box centered around world whisky: that is, whisky from countries all over the world, including some gems from Japan, India and Ireland. We also discussed why we were excited to feature these whiskies in another post. In this post, we’re going to talk about … Continue reading “World Whisky: Countries You Didn’t Know Made Whisky”

Introduction to English Whisky

Introduction to English Whisky

With St George’s Day recently gone by, it feels appropriate to talk about some of the wonderful English whisky that’s available these days. This is our introduction to English Whisky. Historically England was a big whisky producing country, with several large distilleries operating between the 17th and 19th centuries. Sadly these were all closed by … Continue reading “Introduction to English Whisky”

Unconventional Whisky: Distilleries That Break The Rules

Unconventional Whisky: Distilleries That Break The Rules

Unconventional Whisky Breaks The Rules Rules. Some of us love them, some of us don’t. One thing’s for sure, the whisky industry is a lot better off for having them, so we know what’s actually going into our whisky. But sometimes too many rules and regulations could stifle creativity, and pushing the boundaries might lead … Continue reading “Unconventional Whisky: Distilleries That Break The Rules”

Introduction to Irish Whiskey

Introduction for Irish whiskey

Welcome to this week’s instalment of our ongoing World Whisky series, an introduction to Irish Whiskey. Today I’m sticking a little closer to home, with a country that’s experienced many ups and downs in whisky production. One of the oldest whisky-making countries, Ireland’s collective culture is intrinsically linked with whiskey (if you want to know … Continue reading “Introduction to Irish Whiskey”

Introduction to American Whiskey

Introduction to American whiskey

As part of our “World Whisky” series on the blog, today’s post is an introduction to American whiskey. There are quite a few persistent myths around bourbon, rye, and other American whiskey styles, which I think contributes to a lot of Scotch-heads dismissing the category.  Craft distilling has seen an enormous boom in the US … Continue reading “Introduction to American Whiskey”

Introduction to Japanese Whiskies

Introduction to Japanese Whiskies

As part of our “World Whisky” series, this post is dedicated to a category massively on the rise in recent years – Japanese whisky.  With its history deeply entwined with Scotch whisky, Japan’s whisky industry has captivated global drinkers and carved out a niche in its own right. This is a quick introduction to Japanese … Continue reading “Introduction to Japanese Whiskies”

Around the World in 6 Drams: Worldwide Whiskies Box

Around the World in 6 Drams

Let’s go Around the World in 6 Drams I want to take you around the world in 6 drams. When most of us hear the word “whisky distillery”, it usually conjures up images of quaint old places tucked away in some corner of Scotland, full of cheery tour guides in kilts, with bits of hundred-year-old … Continue reading “Around the World in 6 Drams: Worldwide Whiskies Box”

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?”