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Scotch Whisky 101 – A Beginners Guide

By now, odds are you’ve seen a few of our Single Malt & Blended Scotch articles. In the majority of them, we go into great detail about how the …

Whiskey

An Introduction to Japanese Whisky

Some of the world's best whiskies aren't from Scotland. A history and first selections for Japanese whisky.Check out An Introduction to Japanese …

Wine & Spirits

8 best Japanese whiskies

When asked about whisky and where to get it from, your average Joe will tell you that Scotland is the home of whisky, and that the nation has a …

The best-performing investment of 2015 wasn't stocks or bonds — it was whisky

But one investment that had a bumper 2015 was whisky, which gained nearly 15%, outperforming almost all of the world's most traded assets.<p>According to the annual report from Rare Whisky 101, a whisky brokerage, the price of whisky — as tracked by the company's Apex 100 Index — went up by 14.36%.<p>As …

What makes Japanese whisky so unique?

In their excellent book Distilled, Joel Harrison and Neil Ridley have fun with the idea of a Nineties Japanese salesman trying to sell whisky from the Land of the Rising Sun in the Scottish Highlands. It’s a Monty-Python-esque vision – a neat and quietly spoken man heading out into the wilds with …

Whiskey

Kanpai! The Five Best 12 Year Old Japanese Whiskies

Last week hummus and yoga were “in”, and while they’re not out yet, there’s a new top dog in Popularville: Japanese Whisky. Notice the spelling — …

The Whisky Wars: Japan Versus Scotland

For the first time ever, Japan is challenging Scotland for whisky dominance, and consumers are the winners.<p>Japanese whisky was once considered a novelty crowded out by Scottish offerings, but this perspective changed radically two years ago after renowned spirits writer Jim Murray named Yamazaki’s …

British gin ‘is the next Scotch whisky’

There is no reason why the British gin industry could not be as successful and Scotch, according to the chief executive of the Wine and Spirit Trade …

Alcohol

Scotch lovers abound in Calgary

I’m sipping a spicy and sweet scotch called “Promises sweet indulgences” that smells of caramel and toffee, and tastes of boozy maple syrup and …

Jigsaw Puzzles

A gentleman's guide to Scotch whisky

<i>GQ</i> meets up with Alan Winchester, the Master Distiller at The Glenlivet, to talk through the do's and don'ts of Scotch whisky<p>First things first. To …

Everything you wanted to know about whisky

Everything you wanted to know about whisky<p>Jignesh Jhaveri<p><b>First of all, relax. You’re not going to mess up when it comes to putting a liquid in a</b> …

Scientists have discovered a group of neurons in the brain that heighten cravings for alcohol when “excited” and could hold the key to a cure for alcoholism.

A group of neurons in the brain could hold the key to curing alcoholism, scientists claim<p>The data comes following a study by researchers at the Texas …

Neuroscience

17 Astounding Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Whisky

Whisky - our friend and confidant every weekend, sometimes more often than that. It doesn't matter whether you are happy or sad, whisky is a drink …

Why you should be investing in whisky

With interest rates at record lows, savers looking to make money elsewhere could do worse than rare or collectable whisky.<p>Sales in rare whiskey have …

The Girl's Guide To Whiskey

Things To Do<p>by Alice Tate | 16 10 2015<p>A Broken Down Guide To Whiskey<p>There’s no doubt about it. Whiskey is having a moment. Gone are the days of it …

Taste Test

We pick up where we left off from last week’s column where I shared three whisky tasting experiences: Bruichladdich, Glenmorangie, and Monkey …

How to read a whiskey bottle label

Master sommelier and author Richard Betts doesn’t really believe in critics. To Betts, taste is so deeply personal; why leave the big decisions up to someone else?<p>It’s why his new book about whiskey isn’t a complicated or difficult-to-penetrate tome. The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming …

Whiskey Review: The Balvenie Doublewood 12 Year Old

<i>Editor’s Note: The Whiskey Wash welcomes the latest review from the Whiskey Noobs reviewing team.</i><p>The Balvenie is a Speyside Scotch which, thanks to …

Acquainted

Discovering the Single Malt

Having been fond of Single Malts for a long time, it was time to visit and experience the actual place where it is produced. To pursue their love for …

Best scotch whiskies

Moreso than any rival drinks, Scotch inspires something of a manical devotion among its lovers: Robert Burns was one of these, devoting verse after …

Whiskey

Don't panic, but we might be running out of Scotch whisky

Whisky fans, look away now - the world is facing a shortage of a single malt Scotch.<p>According to a CNN report, demand for the Scottish nectar is now so high that distilleries simply can't keep up with demand.<p>"The shortage of old and rare single malt... has already started, and it's going to get …

5 steps to starting your whisky cabinet by Greg Dillon of GreatDrams

You must be here for one of two reasons; you are a budding whisky collector or you know someone who is. In truth there are probably many other …

Whiskey

How to Drink Scotch Whisky

It may not be everyone’s cup of whisky, but if sales are any indication, Scotch is more popular worldwide than ever before.<p>Scotch sales have nearly …

Why 25-Year-Old Scotch Is So Expensive

Last night Business Insider got to taste three Scotch whiskys technically old enough to vote in these United States of America — the Glenlivet 18, …

The Best Scotch On The Market Right Now

Choosing a good Scotch whisky can be tricky. Unless you really know your stuff, it’s hard to tell a good Scotch from a mediocre one.<p>Luckily our …

What Is the Difference Between Single Malt and Blended Whisky?

Next week in this space, I'll be looking in some depth at the world of Scotch whisky, but first, I want to clarify a point of some confusion: the distinction between single malt and blended whisky.<p>Consumers and even some bartenders have a misconception that single-malt Scotch is not a blended …

10 Best Single-Malt Scotches

Scotland is known for two things: kilts and scotch whiskey. We've compiled a list of our 10 favorite single-malts, brought to you by the editors and …