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...

Whisky, Wildlife and Weaving - A Long Weekend in Islay

Rebecca Williams | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

There's something magical about Islay (prounounced I-la). It has some of the best beaches in Britain, whisky by the barrel-load and fish so fresh you...

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...

A Taste of Orkney

Mike Gerrard | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

In a concrete hut in the shadow of the Neolithic standing stones of the Ring of Brodgar on Orkney is a stuffed fish. No ordinary fish, though, as it was the record trout then caught in British waters and weighed 29lb 8 oz. The average trout caught in Stenness Loch, from where it was pulled out, is 1 lb. My gillie for the morning, Stewart Wood, is sceptical, though.

As Slow as Possible as Fast as Necessary

Lara Platman | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Tech
Lara Platman

It is by some miracle that I am once again in the land that I love so much, Scotland, on this occasion, Islay. I am here to drive a selection of Land Rovers from the Series 1 of 1948 through to today's modern Defender. Why Islay though? Surely a spot nearer to home would suffice?

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. ...

For Some, The Greatest Space Experiment In History Has Come To An End

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Tech

We realise that headline might not be relevant to everyone, but then when you're talking about a subject as divisive as whisky, it's all subjective. ...

Suntory Is Sending Its Best Whisky To Be Aged In....Space!?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Tech

Japanese whisky distillery Suntory has unveiled an all-new location where it'll start ageing its finest whiskies: Outer space. That's right, Suntor...

Chivas Defies 'Whisky Loch' Fears With New Speyside Distillery

Ian Fraser | Posted 23.07.2015 | 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.

Win One of Five Bottles of Chivas 18 With Personalised Engraving

Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

Here's your chance to win five bottles of Chivas engraved with a personal message of your choice. Chivas 18 is meticulously blended by Master Blen...

What's So Special About A Single Malt Whisky?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK

When 'Mad Men's Don Draper reaches for the bottle in his desk drawer, you know the chasm between his public persona and private self has come perilous...

This Whisky Glass Plays Audio Through Your Jaw

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Tech

Johnnie Walker might be one of the oldest whisky brands, but that hasn't stopped it from trying to reinvent the way we drink the good stuff. Its la...

Whisky Art...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Tech

Suntory whisky hired Japanese advertising agency TBWAHakuhodo to come up with a new campaign and as you can see from the results, they certainly didn'...

This Is The Best Whisky In The World (And It's Not From Scotland)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When you think of great whisky, what instantly springs to mind? We'd wager you weren't thinking about Taiwan. But, funnily enough, this cheeky litt...

'No Age Statement' Whiskies - A Positive Argument

Matt Chambers | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

What does 'No Age Statement' mean? It refers to all whisky that shows no age on the packaging. Many do show age, such as 10 or 15 years old, and the Scotch laws state that any age must be that of the youngest whisky included.

This Is A Caravan Filled With Whiskey And That's All We Need To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Caravan holidays have long been reserved for aging swingers and those blokes from Top Gear, but designer Brad Ford has unveiled something we'd be prou...

These Whisky Gadgets Defy Reality

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Tech

Christmas in the UK is (usually) the coldest time of year -- and short of turning yourself into a human tog rating, there's only one truly refined way...

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.

The Sound of Whisky

Victoria Ferran | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Last week London's Merchant Taylor Hall was alive with the sound of whisky. A harmonious melody of fruit, spice, peat, malt, ice and wood filled the air at Johnnie Walker's decadent multi-sensory experience - Symphony in Blue - an event designed to celebrate the cardinal flavours of their most treasured blend.

A Visit to a Speyside Cooperage

Rebecca Williams | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

Since the late forties, the family-owned Speyside Cooperage has been producing the finest casks from superior American Oak.

Aberlour Whisky - The Tour

Rebecca Williams | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

Nestling at the base of the mountain range Ben Rinnes, it lies on the Lour burn where it meets the River Spey and it's this soft spring water that runs through Aberlour.

Pickle Juice - The New Way to Wash Down Your Whisky

Victoria Ferran | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

When it comes to whisky, we like to keep things simple. Neat, on the rocks, or mixed with coke - that's how we know and love it. New York Magazine's food blog Grub Street echoed this recently when it described flavoured whisky as 'The Beginning of The End' and filed it under Desecrations. I mean, why try to fix something which isn't broken?

Bang for Your Buck

Ryan Cheti | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

A sense of value is a funny thing. Good value definitely doesn't always mean cheap. This'll be plainly obvious to all of us having bought a cheaper alternative to only find it break on first use. It however, also certainly doesn't mean the most expensive - there are plenty of products on the market that are simply there to exploit those with more money than sense.

Burns Supper Breaks: Scotland's the Obvious Choice

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I'm writing this in the very pub that I first experienced a real Burns supper. As a child, I'd seen the grown-ups drinking copious amounts of whisky, and heard my Dad trying to do justice to the words of Scotland's famous son - but it wasn't until I was 18 (well, a little younger, but let's not go there...) that I heard Robert Burns' words...