Tag: whisky types

Swedish Whiskies: A New and Different Terroir

If you ask a sample of whisky lovers about Swedish whisky, most will tell you that this industry began when Mackmyra burst onto the scene with immense acclaim in 2006. However, the country actually had another whisky distillery which was...

/ September 29, 2011

The History of Bourbon

Bourbon may seem like a strange name for a whiskey, especially when compared to other global whisky names. Whisky from Canada is called Canadian Whisky, and whiskey from Ireland is called Irish Whiskey. So where did bourbon get this unique...

/ August 4, 2011

Belgian Whisky? Can It Be?

If you buy whisky on a regular basis, you are probably used to seeing a handful of countries on the label. Scotland, Ireland, Canada and the United States are generally considered the ‘major league’ players while India, Japan and New...

/ July 18, 2011

Blended whisky is not evil incarnate

Once you have experienced the wonders of a great single malt, you never go back to blends. That is what many whisky experts will have you think, that is. Do blends have a place in the alcohol cabinets and bars...

/ June 30, 2011