Scotch Whisky

How to Make Burns Night Extra Special This Year

Victoria Ferran | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Burns Night is approaching once more and it's time to raise a glass to Scotland's greatest poet. If you're not usually one to get involved in this annual shindig, the 25th January is the time to don your kilt, get mashing those neeps and tatties and turn your attentions northwards.

Drink to Good Financial Health: The Top Four Whiskies to Invest in

John MacLachlan | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John MacLachlan

According to the UK's largest whisky-only specialist The Whisky Shop, buying whisky needn't be consigned to a night down the pub. In fact, they argue, there's no better time than the present to invest in rare and old bottles of Scotch whisky.

Dispelling the Five Myths of Scotch Whisky

Kirsteen Campbell | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsteen Campbell

Many people's initial perception of Scotch whisky is that it is still very much an (older) man's game. When I first stepped into this role I remember feeling very aware that I was a woman in a man's world and I knew I was taking on a big responsibility. Me, and my nose, are overall responsible for ensuring consistency across 10 million bottles of whisky a year.

Whisky: Made in Scotland, Enjoyed Everywhere

David Robertson | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Robertson

I helped sell a 64-year-old Trinitas from The Dalmore in 2010 for £100,000 and in 2011 The Dalmore Sinclair was bought in Singapore Changi Airport for a cool £135,000. I'm told that the buyer went on to drink it there and then.

Whisky Galore! The Tips on Investing

David Robertson | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Robertson

'Whisky Galore!' the wartime film and story of the people of Eriskay seizing upon the whisky cargo of a nearby shipwreck, has forged headlines and cultural associations of the drink, since it hit our screens almost 65 years ago. And the associations continue to this day. Last week, one lucky buyer paid £12,050 for two bottles of that now infamous cargo.

Planet Appetite: Secrets of Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Rupert Parker | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Bowmore's secret weapon is its warehouse, the No.1 Vaults, damp, cold and dark, right by the water, slightly below ground level. The sea air permeates the casks, adding a hint of saltiness to the wood.

We'll Drink To That: Scotch Whisky Gains £1bn Boost

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

Drinks giant Diageo has unveiled plans to invest £1bn in Scotch whisky production, creating nearly 1,000 jobs, amid surging global demand for the pro...

The Diamond Jubilee Whisky That Costs £8,000 A Bottle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A 60-year-old rare bottle of Glen Grant whisky is to be sold to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee next year, costing a whopping £8,000 a bottle. ...

Girls Like Whisky, Too

Courtney Smith | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Courtney Smith

Whisky has been known as predominantly a boys business since, well, the first mention of Scotch whisky dating back to around 1495. But, having been involved in the whisky industry for a number of years, I have to say that yes, the majority of whisky enthusiasts and connoisseurs are indeed of the male variety. Ladies - I really want you to explore this world.

The Purple Gang - Labour looks for its lost soul

Peter Curran | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Politics
Peter Curran

The Purple Gang operated out of Detroit, Michigan during Prohibition, running bootleg alcohol. gangsters and outlaws We've had Old Red Labour and Ne...

Matching Books with Whisky

Mark Newton | Posted 03.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Newton

If I have learned one thing in my few years as a writer it is that a worrying number of those who work in publishing enjoy single malt whisky.