History

Keen to learn more about the history of whisky? We've got you covered! Whether you want to learn more about the history individual distilleries or how certain whisky-making processes have come to be, we have a wonderful selection of articles to teach you all you need to know about whisky's rich heritage around the world.

  1. Worth Its Salt

    Worth Its Salt

    Brian Wilson takes the long road down to Campbeltown, to a region with a rich history of catastrophes, cult distilleries, and a vibrant community.
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  2. Three Sheets to the Wind

    Three Sheets to the Wind

    Named after the legendary tea clipper, Cutty Sark, Brian Wilson delves into the story behind one of the world's most recognizable whiskies.
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  3. All About Oban

    All About Oban

    Take a trip through time with us and explore Oban Distillery's fabulous history!
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  4. Treasure Island: The Isle of Raasay

    Treasure Island: The Isle of Raasay

    Romantic and remote but with a troubled past, Brian Wilson explores the history of the Isle of Raasay and the prosperity the island's new distillery brings.
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  5. The History of Japanese Whisky

    The History of Japanese Whisky

    Brian Wilson urges us to share Japan's passion for whisky – but beware the karaoke.
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  6. Bowmore - The Original Islay

    Bowmore - The Original Islay

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

    Winston’s Water of Life? A Time In History

    Brian Wilson delves into the history and hyperbole surrounding Churchill’s relationship with whisky...
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  8. A (Brief) History Of Japanese Whisky

    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.
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  9. A Brief History of Blended Whisky

    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.
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  10. A Time in History: New Wave Distilling

    A Time in History: New Wave Distilling

    Brian Wilson visits the distilleries resurrecting and re-imagining Scotland’s distilling landscape.
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