Category: Whisky Articles

Getting Schooled in Whisky

As you become more experienced in whisky tasting, you may want to take it to the next level. It is important to try different whiskies and also to read reputable sources about your favorite drink. However, many people find that...

/ December 17, 2012

The Art Of Coopering

You hear a lot about how whisky casks can affect the flavor of the spirit, but you do not hear a lot about how these barrels are made to ensure a great whisky. Coopering is an art that dates back...

/ September 20, 2012

Gifts for Whisky Lovers

Does anyone really need another tie or holiday sweater? We didn’t think so! Whether you are building up your own holiday wish list or looking for the perfect gift for a whisky lover in your life, here are a few...

/ October 7, 2011

The Scotch Whisky Distillation Process

You can certainly enjoy Scotch whisky without understanding how it is made. However, knowing the processes that create this globally adored product adds a lot to your tasting experience. You can begin to learn for yourself which parts of the...

/ October 5, 2011

The Malt Regions of Scotland

While every whisky is unique, there are distinct flavors associated with different Scotch whisky regions. The best way to get to know each region is by tasting its products, but it helps to know some background information first. Although Scotland...

/ September 30, 2011

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

Chill Out! What is Chill Filtering and How Does it Affect My Whisky?

If you hang around people who love whisky, you have probably heard a lot about chill filtering. This process is used often in whisky production, but many distilleries have begun skipping this step and proudly proclaiming this on their labels....

/ September 23, 2011

Independent Whisky Bottlers

It can be difficult to keep up with which Scotches are made by which distillers; it seems like there are only a few Scottish distilleries and yet there are a huge number of Scotch brands! Part of this is because...

/ September 21, 2011

Tennessee Whiskey: Another Tradition

When we think of traditional whiskey, we tend to think of whisky, without the ‘e’. However, there are traditional American whiskeys (yes, notice that extra letter) as well. In fact, whiskey in the United States traditionally comes from one of...

/ September 20, 2011

Scottish Whisky Tourism Boom

Have you considered taking a trip to Scotland to visit historical distilleries and sample product? If so, you are not alone. Scotch is becoming big business in Scotland, and we aren’t talking merely about liquor sales. Whisky lovers are eager...

/ September 19, 2011