The Whisky Shop Blog

  1. Bain's Distillery: Out of Africa

    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!
  2. My Craft | Speyside Cooperage

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

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

    Brian Wilson delves into the history and hyperbole surrounding Churchill’s relationship with whisky...
  5. 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.
  6. 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’
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. The Sparkle of Glencairn Crystal

    Glencairn Crystal shines as it delivers 15 consecutive years of global growth. The East Kilbride family business demonstrates its global success and resilience as it reveals it has doubled sales every five years since 2004.
  10. 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.