The Whisky Shop Blog

  1. The Whisky Shop’s Top Pick

    If you’re looking for the perfect bottle to open this Christmas Day, we have just the ticket!
  2. Dreaming Of A Whisky Christmas

    “It’s the most wonderful time of the year….”
  3. 5 Gifts To Beat The Christmas Shopping Rush

    Can you believe it’s THAT time of year already?
  4. Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019 Awards

    The latest edition of Jim Murray's Whisky Bible has been release and with it the much anticipated Whisky of the Year awards! Every year Jim gives his expert verdict on the top whiskies in an extensive range of categories, determined by geography, age and style of whisky, but the most sought after title is that of Whisky of the Year. The 2019 edition of the Whisky Bible celebrates the 15th anniversary of the publication and features more than 4,600 whiskies that Jim has tasted, including at least 1,200 new whiskies just for this edition.
  5. Rachel Barrie & The Three Distilleries

    With exciting announcements on the horizon for The GlenDronach and The BenRiach, we look back on Gavin Smith's interview for Whiskeria with the three distilleries' then-newly appointed Whisky Maker, Rachel Barrie, back in Autumn 2017.
  6. Exclusively at The Whisky Shop

    Looking for something different? Look no further!
  7. Ground Breaking: Welcome to the new Macallan Distillery

    Little did local barley farmer and school teacher Alexander Reid know, when he took out a licence for what was to become The Macallan distillery in 1824, that almost two centuries later the brand of whisky still made on that site would be celebrated as one of the world’s greatest malts. Nor could he have envisaged that his modest two-still enterprise would have been transformed into what is arguably the most distinctive whisky distillery of them all.
  8. Mixing It Up: The Voodoo Rooms

    The Voodoo Rooms is an award-winning bar hidden in the heart of Edinburgh. Housed in a former gin palace, replete with original furnishings, and even genuine Victorian graffiti, it's a labyrinth of speakeasy-style bars, impressive dining spaces and a twinkling ballroom.
  9. Marked for Glory: Highland Park Valknut

    The Viking Legend continues with Highland Park’s latest release
  10. ​Steel Bonnets: Whisky Without Borders

    The latest release from The Lakes Distillery honours The Border Marches of the Late Middle Ages, with a blend of Scottish and English malt whiskies