Loading

It’s all in the craft

If you are lucky enough to travel around he Scottish countryside, you will soon start to notice the distinctive white pagoda roofs of the nation’s numerous whisky distilleries. They are a well loved part of Scotland’s environment and many have been in operation for several hundred years. In more recent years, there has also been […]

Dalwhinnie Delights

Dalwhinnie Distillery is situated high in the Grampian mountains, near the geographical centre of Scotland. For centuries Dalwhinnie has been a meeting place, principally for the cattle drovers travelling down from the North, or over from Kintail, Skye and the Hebrides,to the main markets at Crieff and Falkirk in the south. It is probable that […]

Jura – The Island Dram

The Isle of Jura is nestled off the West Coast of Scotland. It’s only 60 miles as the crow flies from Glasgow but takes a wee while to get there. One road, one distillery, one pub, one shop and one community. It’s often been described as remote and even George Orwell went so far as […]

The Angels Share

The “Angels’ share” is a term for the portion (share) of a  whisky that is lost to evaporation during aging in oak barrels. This can amount to 2% per year. In low humidity conditions, the loss to evaporation may be primarily  water. However, in higher humidities, more alcohol than water will evaporate, therefore reducing the alcoholic strength of the product. […]

Going Against the Grain

Haig Club is the much anticipated David Beckham endorsed single grain whisky, produced at Cameronbridge distillery. A combination of first-fill, rejuvenated and refill bourbon barrel-matured whiskies are used and Beckham, along with Simon Fuller, is very much involved in the development of the Haig Club brand. The Haig dynasty meanwhile is the stuff of legend, with […]

1 2 3 4