Scotch Whisky

Father's Day Gifting - My Top Five Spirits

Matt Chambers | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

Father's Day is fast approaching on June 18 and spirits are always a good present for the important man. Here I pick five of my favourite spirits from around the world that cover various price points and offer something a little different for the special day.

Edinburgh: Brave the Cold, Visit in Winter

Lynn Houghton | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lynn Houghton

Travel to Edinburgh in Scotland this winter to beat the crowds and enjoy this unique and ancient city under a bright, crisp blue sky (most of the time...

Is Scotch Whisky Dead?

Matt Chambers | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

The publication of a book last Autumn created a serious stir amongst the whisky community. In fact, it created a stir in the wider world with issues raised and tackled by the UK and global media.

Love Scotch? You Need to Visit Islay, Scotland's Whisky Island

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, Islay – known as the Queen of the Hebrides – is a picturesque destination known for its...

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Whisky Tasting

The Huffington Post | Claudia Canavan | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Put down the beer folks, there’s a new go-to beverage in town – and it’s one you need to get acquainted with. We’re talking, of course, ab...

The Art Of Drinking Whisky - Here's How

Claudia Canavan | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Want to sound like a pro at the bar? Order a whisky. The deep, golden and well-matured liquid is having a moment; cooler than vodka, more complex ...

Here's Your Chance To Win One Of 25 Bottles Of Select Laphroaig Whisky

The Huffington Post | Jo Carrigan | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you’ve been distilling whisky on a remote Scottish Island for over two hundred years, you’re certainly used to a little pain and punishment. ...

Chivas Defies 'Whisky Loch' Fears With New Speyside Distillery

Ian Fraser | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Ian Fraser

The production plant's glass-fronted still room houses eight copper pot stills, with tulip shapes used for the wash stills and onion shapes used for the spirit stills, replicating those used at the Imperial Distillery. In a departure from distillery tradition, the stills are arranged in a circular pattern, which gives an unusual feeling of spaciousness in the still room.

Whisky Pairing at the Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge

Rebecca Williams | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

I thought I knew a thing or two about Scotch whisky, until I met the UK's youngest Keeper of the Quaich. A Quaich is not a game Harry Potter and his wizarding chums might play, but a two-handled, shallow drinking cup used for the specific purpose of drinking Scotch whisky.

Scotch Lovers Will Find This Independence News Hard To Swallow

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish independence risks hampering exports of Scotch whisky by making it "difficult to price" due to the resulting instability and uncertainty over...

Celebrating the Best of British

Ryan Cheti | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

The food and drink scene in Britain has always had an illustrious history, though it sadly fell to the wayside for a little while. Thankfully, I think it's in a stronger place than ever.

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.