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Double up on the Diploma in Single Malt Whisky at the Port of Leith Distillery (11 & 12 July 2024). When you gift a place, you get a place for free!

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A History of Glenlivet (the place)

May 14, 2024

A History of Glenlivet (the place)

Whisky writer Iain Russell explores the rich record of this sparsely populated glen which has, over the years, contributed so much to the broader story of Scotch.
A day in the life of a cooper at The Balvenie Distillery

Jan 29, 2024

A day in the life of a cooper at The Balvenie Distillery

20 barrels a day? Nae bother! We had the pleasure of chatting to Barry, a cooper at The Balvenie Distillery, about what a typical day in his job involves, from repairing casks to helping the apprentices.
Was Alfred Barnard the original whisky influencer?

Oct 26, 2023

Was Alfred Barnard the original whisky influencer?

Dr Gordon Steele discusses Alfred Barnard’s "Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom" and its lasting influence with historian Fionnán O’Connor.
Grain Whisky Distilleries in Scotland

Oct 4, 2023

Grain Whisky Distilleries in Scotland

There are currently seven grain whisky distilleries in Scotland, all of which are much larger in scale than traditi...
Welsh Whisky Distilleries

Aug 16, 2023

Welsh Whisky Distilleries

1. Penderyn Distillery Penderyn produces award-winning single malt whiskies and spirits in the foothills of the Breco...
The Scotch whisky distilleries using worm tub condensers

Aug 16, 2023

The Scotch whisky distilleries using worm tub condensers

Below is a list of the 19 (soon to be 20) Scotch whisky distilleries that use worm tub condensers. 
Advertising single malt whisky (1950s to 1980s)

Aug 16, 2023

Advertising single malt whisky (1950s to 1980s)

The revival of interest in single malt Scotch whisky in the UK in the late 1950s and early 1960s happened with virtua...
Gin distilleries in Scotland: from the UK to the world

Aug 16, 2023

Gin distilleries in Scotland: from the UK to the world

Gin distilleries in Scotland typically fall into three categories.  1. The big players Firstly, we have the prestigio...
The single malt renaissance (1950s to 1980s)

Aug 16, 2023

The single malt renaissance (1950s to 1980s)

Single malt Scotch whiskies were readily available in British towns and cities in Victorian times. Brands such as Roy...
Does age matter? Why are whisky drinkers obsessed with age statements?

Aug 16, 2023

Does age matter? Why are whisky drinkers obsessed with age statements?

In 2010, Chivas Brothers commissioned research which reported that 94 per cent of respondents believed that an age st...
Meet the expert: Davin de Kergommeaux

Aug 16, 2023

Meet the expert: Davin de Kergommeaux

Davin de Kergommeaux has been writing about whisky for over 20 years. He is the author of Canadian Whisky, The New Po...
Exploring Scotland’s distilleries by train and on foot

Aug 16, 2023

Exploring Scotland’s distilleries by train and on foot

Visiting Scotland’s distilleries by train has many advantages. Ultimately, the chance sit back and relax, experiencin...

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