Tag: whisky language

What Is Peat… and why does it matter?

When you are first exploring the whisky universe, you may notice that you hear a lot about peat. Many newbies wonder what it is and why it is so important. Indeed, while experienced whisky aficionados can pick out peat flavors...

/ August 18, 2011

What is Whisky Terroir Made Of?

Does whisky have a terroir? While many whisky lovers have a favorite distillery or region, many say no. In a recent survey of members of Whisky Magazine’s online forum, 62% said that terroir was not important in whisky’s taste and...

/ August 17, 2011

The No-Stress Guide to Planning a Terrific Tasting

Holding a tasting can be a great opportunity to get together with friends and share one of life’s greatest pleasures: good single malt whisky. However, holding a tasting can be a stressful experience for people who are relatively new to...

/ June 30, 2011

The 7 Major Scent Groups of Whisky

One of the major, easily identifiable differences between new whisky lovers and true aficionados is the appreciation of scent. Newcomers tend to be more interested in the taste and appearance of a fine single malt, while old-timers put a lot...

/ June 30, 2011

Whisky and Terroir

Some whisky lovers swear that scotch whiskies from certain areas are superior, while others feel just as strongly that geography is over-rated. The general consensus, however, is that terroir is a critical part of a whisky, even though there are...

/ June 30, 2011

Is There Such a Thing as ‘Too Strong’?

Is there such a thing as too strong when it comes to whisky? The answer depends on your perspective. If you are a whisky maker, bottler, or distributor, then the answer is a resounding yes. After all, the alcohol content...

/ June 21, 2011

How Whisky Is Rated?

Whenever you read about a whisky, the rating is sure to come up. Ratings are an excellent tool for comparing and contrasting different whiskies. They let you know how much you will enjoy a given whisky and whether it is...

/ June 21, 2011