Now we are not going to say which is the best way to drink whisky, there is no right or wrong way as it is solely down to personal preference. We will simply be offering some suggestions as to how you can best enjoy your whisky! The Glass Of Choice For casual drinking of a whisky you already know you like, a tumbler is definitely the go to style of
Due to the remote nature of the Livet valley, illegal distillation was rife. George Smith, the founder of The Glenlivet Distillery, first plied his trade in this valley as it was the perfect location to hide from soldiers and Customs Officers. In between the vast amount of springs and hills he learned the art of slow distilled whisky, with his stills later becoming world renowned. In 1822 during a state
Whisky is being referred to as Scottish liquid gold due to its investors making a tidy return on their capital. Single malts are more popular than ever and the higher market demand is opening up lucrative investment opportunities. There are now five specialty whisky auction houses with the sole purpose of selling fine whiskies. Previously only selling bottled whisky, the emergence of casks at these auction houses has been relatively
The following post explores the process of making Scotch malt whisky. It should be noted that the process varies depending on which distillery you’re looking at as they all have individual specifications, which make their whiskies unique. However, this is a general description of the process involved when making malt whisky. There are six main phases involved when distilling whisky, which we will delve into below. Step 1 – Malting
There is some debate over how many Scottish Whisky regions there are actually are. The undisputed fact is that there is at least five. However, many consider the Islands and the Highlands to be separate regions as the whisky varies considerably between the two locations. We have opted to separate the two for the sake of this article in order to look at the difference in complexities and flavour profiles.
The art and science of wine making has been around for thousands of years. The process is largely a natural one and does not need to have much human interaction, however different wine makers employ various techniques throughout the process, which makes their wine unique. The five main stages involved in wine making are harvesting, crushing and pressing, fermentation, clarification and ageing and bottling. Harvesting Harvesting plays an important part in