The Whisky Shop Blog

  1. An Interview With Jura Brand Home Manager Mark Bruce

    Tide and time wait for no man. .Jura Brand Home Manager Mark Bruce reflects on swapping the big smoke for island life.
  2. Laphroaig - Distillery Visit

    One thing is certain about Laphroaig single malt: no drinker is indifferent to it. Some love its unapologetically full-on peaty, medicinal charms, while others are bewildered by its appeal. Indeed, Laphroaig has been compared to Marmite for the extreme reactions it provokes. “Love it or hate it, but never ignore,” as the distillery Twitter feeds declares.
  3. Daft About The Cask

    The W Club’s Natalie McLaughlin gives us a peak behind the scenes at Daftmill Distillery ahead of an exclusive single cask release later in the year.
  4. Going, Going, Gone! Rare Whisky 101

    Over the past few years, whisky prices at auction have been rising at an unprecedented rate thanks to increasing demand for rare bottles of Scotch from connoisseurs, collectors and investors alike.
  5. Glenmorangie To Help Save The Giraffe

    The Highland Distillery is demonstrating its commitment to this endangered animal by forging a global conservation partnership to help safeguard its future.
  6. In Fine Fettle - Fettercairn Distillery

    Gavin Smith pays a visit to one of the Highland distillery scene’s most-hidden gems.
  7. The Dalmore Releases Rare 51 Year Old Whisky

    Celebrate the very best of Dalmore with their new expression aged for 51 years.
  8. Dalwhinnie Winter's Gold - Review

    Bob Christine, manager of Dalwhinnie Distillery when this whisky was made, once told me he could tell whether his malt had been distilled in the winter or the summer months… Dalwhinnie is a viscous, slightly waxy, whisky - largely on account of having worm tubs (more about these later) – and its viscosity increases when the worms are cold.
  9. Glenfiddich Winter Storm 21 Year Old - Review

    This is the second batch of the third edition in Glenfiddich’s Experimental Series, begun in September 2016 with IPA and Project XX.
  10. Benromach 50 Year Old - Review

    Benromach Distillery was founded in 1898 on Alexander Edward's Sanquhar Estate near Forres but did not go into production until 1909. The reason for the delay is interesting.

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