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  1. Bourbon vs Scotch: What's the Difference?

    Ah the age-old discussion of Scotch and bourbon. Sure, people have their preferences but are there any real differences between the two?
  2. The Influence Of Casks On Whisky Flavour

    Whisky begins with 3 key components; water, grains and yeast. But how do we develop the countless different flavours found in whisky? Let's find out.
  3. What Makes Whisky Collectable?

    Whisky’s popularity as a luxury asset and secure investment option has grown dramatically in recent years. But how can you tell if a bottle is worth investing in, or even if something you already own could earn you big bucks?
  4. Sherry On The Top

    Ah the good old sherry cask whisky. Full bodied and packed with flavour they are really something to behold.
  5. A (Brief) History Of Japanese Whisky

    Whisky is perhaps Scotland’s finest export. However, in the Far East, whisky of the Japanese variety has been making a name for itself. At first these whiskies were murmuring in the background, then the ripples gradually became larger and now today, Japanese whiskies are highly sought after and revered worldwide.
  6. What are Whisky Stones?

    Whisky is one of those drinks that can be enjoyed both by its self, and on the rocks. The trouble is that the taste of whisky changes significantly when you add water to it.
  7. A Brief History of Blended Whisky

    There is a common misconception among the whisky community that blended whisky is somehow inferior to single malt whisky. But anyone who has truly embraced the world of blended whisky with open drams will know fine well there is no truth behind this widely spread belief.
  8. The Journey of Johnnie Walker Blue Label

    Johnnie Walker never do anything by the half; Johnnie Walker Blue Label is testament to that. Like the brand itself, Johnnie Walker Blue Label has been through an incredible journey before reaching your dram glass.
  9. What Is Whisky Made Of?

    For a drink of such complex flavours and character, the core ingredients of whisky are very basic. They are; water, barley and yeast. It is what is done to these ingredients and how they are sourced that makes the process of making whisky so special.
  10. What Is The Oldest Whisky In The World?

    In terms of the oldest Whisky still being manufactured, the whisky produced by the Old Bushmills Distillery in Bushmills, County Antrim in Ireland, is the oldest. The distillery dates back to 1608 when a licence to distil in the area was granted to Sir Thomas Phillipps by King James I. It wasn’t until 1784 that The Bushmills Old Distillery Company...

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