Category: Whisky Articles

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

Australian Whisky – A Beginner’s Guide

Although less than two decades old, the Australian whisky industry is quickly taking its place among the world’s great spirits. There are many notable brands coming out of Tasmania and the Australian mainland. This is even more astounding when you...

/ August 15, 2011

St. Magdalene: A Lost Era in Whisky Making

St. Magdalene is a Scottish distillery that closed in 2001. Because of their rarity, and the fact that their single malts were particularly good, the name is somewhat hallowed among Scotch whisky lovers. This makes many people wonder: what is...

/ August 11, 2011

What Is Your Scotch Philosophy?

Everyone who loves scotch or other whiskies has a unique reason for doing so. What is yours? By understanding why you drink and what category you all into, you can make your drinking experience even more enjoyable. The Aesthete: Many...

/ August 11, 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

Apps for Whisky Lovers

If you are whisky lover, it is high time to get your smartphone involved. There is just too much information for one person to remember, and no one wants to carry around a whisky encyclopedia and a stack of industry...

/ July 18, 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

Scotch Malt Whisky Society New Member Tasting Event

After I got my Scotch Malt Whisky Society Membership, the first thing I did was to sign up for their new member tasting event conducted at their 19 Greville Street society club. It was for yesterday, 14th July and after...

/ July 16, 2011

The Law of Malt

Although you may think of your favorite single malt and the law as being two separate, unrelated subjects, the legal system has had a huge effect on the way whisky is produced, distilled, and marketed. Here are a few laws...

/ July 8, 2011