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Why learn about whisky?

Sep 26, 2023

Why learn about whisky?

Ever wondered whether whisky is really a worthwhile topic for study? We brought together a group of whisky experts and asked them why they love to learn more about whisky.
Peaty Scotch whisky, is it possible to taste terroir?

Aug 16, 2023

Peaty Scotch whisky, is it possible to taste terroir?

When it comes to making peaty Scotch whisky, there are different sources – peat bogs – available to distillers from l...
Edinburgh Whisky Academy reviews: January 2023 round-up

Aug 16, 2023

Edinburgh Whisky Academy reviews: January 2023 round-up

We love reading your Edinburgh Whisky Academy reviews. This month, we’ve already welcomed 180+ new candidates, with 4...
The Scotch whisky regions: relevant or redundant?

Aug 16, 2023

The Scotch whisky regions: relevant or redundant?

It is only over the last few decades that whisky marketers have really begun using the Scotch whisky regions to promo...
Certificate in Irish Whiskey reviews

Aug 16, 2023

Certificate in Irish Whiskey reviews

We’ve been really pleased to see the positive reviews coming in from those who’ve completed our Certificate in Irish ...
Opinion: Is it whisky or whiskey?

Aug 16, 2023

Opinion: Is it whisky or whiskey?

What is the correct spelling: whisky or whiskey? The very brief answer would be: whatever you prefer it to be! After ...
We have the Taoscán, so let’s do away with the dram

Aug 16, 2023

We have the Taoscán, so let’s do away with the dram

Since taking over the mantle from Irish whiskey producers in the 19th and 20th centuries, the seemingly exponential r...

Aug 16, 2023

Maturation away from mother distillery: Does it make a difference to flavour?

Can you really taste where your Scotch whisky is matured? Two of our whisky lecturers, Vic Cameron and Dr Gordon Stee...
Whisky reading ideas for the holidays

Aug 16, 2023

Whisky reading ideas for the holidays

Our founder Kirsty McKerrow shares three top whisky books to devour in your downtime this Christmas… Canadian Whisky:...

Aug 16, 2023

Chill filtration: Does it make a difference to flavour?

Can you identify a chill filtered whisky by taste? Two of our whisky lecturers, Vic Cameron and Dr Gordon Steele disc...
Does it make a difference to flavour?

Aug 16, 2023

Does it make a difference to flavour?

In this video series, two of our whisky lecturers, Vic Cameron and Dr Gordon Steele, discuss some of the more content...

Aug 16, 2023

Barley variety: Does it make a difference to flavour?

Can you really taste a specific barley variety in a dram? Two of our whisky lecturers, Vic Cameron and Dr Gordon Stee...

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