The Whisky Shop Blog

  1. The W Club - A New Take

    The W Club’s launch in 2012 was nothing short of timely. A new era for whisky had dawned, with the industry seeing its biggest boom in decades. The popularity of whisky was surging, but much of the language surrounding it remained stuck in an environment of elitism - or ‘Scotch snobbery’, as the press called it.
  2. My Craft | Glencairn

    This winter we’ve been lucky enough to get a look behind the scenes at Glencairn Crystal, creators of the world’s finest bespoke decanters and the famous Glencairn whisky tasting glass.
  3. Out of Africa - Bain's Distillery

    When professional sportsmen retire many become coaches, managers or pundits, while others make a major change of career, usually being young enough to enjoy a second lease of working life. International footballer George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah, who played in England for Chelsea and Manchester City, even went on to become President of Liberia!
  4. My Craft | Speyside Cooperage

    What exactly goes into repairing and refurbishing whisky casks?
  5. Bowmore - The Original Islay

    From an incredible history to amazing innovation – find out more about Bowmore with Gavin Smith.
  6. Winston’s Water of Life? A Time In History

    Brian Wilson delves into the history and hyperbole surrounding Churchill’s relationship with whisky...
  7. Introducing Ardbeg Traigh Bhan

    Fans of smoky malts have something to celebrate next month with the arrival of Ardbeg Traigh Bhan (pronounced ‘Tri-Van’), a brand new 19 Year Old expression from the Islay distillery.
  8. Rowers 'Pillage' West Coast Distilleries for Charity

    The BROAR team – Scottish brothers Ewan, Jamie and Lachlan MacLean – aim to be the first three brothers, and youngest trio, to row across the Atlantic Ocean for the 2019 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, the ‘world’s toughest row’
  9. New Favourites in Auld Reekie

    As with all capital cities, you could spend a lifetime compiling a complete visitor’s guide to Edinburgh. Add that the fact that this particular capital transforms with a host of new, exciting, and ephemeral attractions every summer for its world-famous festivals and Auld Reekie remains something of an enigma even for those who live there.
  10. The Whisky Shop Auctions Highlights

    The Whisky Shop Auction has been live for a week now and we now have over 100 bottles available to bid on! From bona fide classics, personal favourites of our experienced team and some obscure and rare expressions we’ve got bottles for every palate and budget.

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