Expert Advice

Our Expert Advice section will teach you everything you need to know about whisky. Whether you are a whisky novice or a seasoned pro looking to brush up on your whisky knowledge, you'll find the answer to any whisky-related questions here!

  1. What Grain is Bourbon Made From?

    What Grain is Bourbon Made From?

    Our friends across the pond have a real knack for whiskey making. However, you may be wondering what makes bourbon so different to Scotch whisky and what exactly it is made of. We’re here to talk you all of this!
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  2. Does Whisky Age in the Bottle?

    Does Whisky Age in the Bottle?

    We love well-aged whiskies here at The Whisky Shop. For that reason, we’re answering your burning question – does whisky age in the bottle?
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  3. How to Pair Whisky and Chocolate

    How to Pair Whisky and Chocolate

    Two decadent worlds collide! Chocolate and whisky make for a truly delectable pair. The sweet creaminess from the chocolate is perfectly complemented by the warming nature of a good dram.
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  4. Diageo Brands: What Brands Does Diageo Own?

    Diageo Brands: What Brands Does Diageo Own?

    Diageo is one of the biggest alcoholic beverage companies in the world. You’re probably familiar with them, in name at least. However, do you know the brands that they own? We bet there’s plenty of familiar names that you’ll recognise in here!
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  5. How to Gift Wrap a Bottle of Whisky

    How to Gift Wrap a Bottle of Whisky

    Whisky is an excellent gift for all kinds of events. Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, retirement, or a wedding, whisky is a present that will go down a real treat. However, trying to wrap the bottle can be a bit of a nightmare.
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  6. Is Scotch Gluten Free? Let's Find Out...

    Is Scotch Gluten Free? Let's Find Out...

    For those who suffer from a gluten intolerance, it is important to know what food and drinks you consume as well as which ones to avoid completely.
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  7. What is Blended Whisky?

    What is Blended Whisky?

    There are so many different types of whisky out there that it can be easy to get confused. One of the most tricky things to get your head around is the difference between blended whiskies and single malts. How do they differ? Do they taste the same? Is one better than the other? Well, we're here to help you out! Enjoy our run down of everything you need to know about blended whisky!
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  8. Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

    Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice

    Love 'em or loathe 'em, Natalie McLaughlin takes a closer look at the sherry bomb phenomenon that has exploded onto the whisky scene.
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  9. Most Expensive Whiskies in the World

    Most Expensive Whiskies in the World

    It's no secret that whisky collecting is a profitable venture. With records breaking at auctions more and more often, the prices of the world's most desirable drams continue to skyrocket.
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  10. Types of Whisky Cask

    Types of Whisky Cask

    While the whisky-making process is very similar across different distilleries, the flavour of single malts can vary drastically. But why is this the case? If the distillation process is relatively formulaic, why do all drams end up tasting so different from one another? The answer lies in the casks used to mature the whisky.
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