Whisky

The Sound of Whisky

Victoria Ferran | Posted 02.10.2014 | 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
HomeAway.co.uk

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...

Burns Night and Whisky

Matt Chambers | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

This Saturday is Burns Night, an annual festival that celebrates the life and works of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns. It has a strong association with whisky.

Boozing - a Universal Language

Jane Peyton | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Could it be true that humans are hard-wired to seek mind altering substances such as caffeine, tobacco, psychedelic drugs, and alcohol? Alcohol is and was the most easily available intoxicant and historically different cultures throughout the world started drinking independently with no knowledge of the others.

Five Whisky Related Gifts for Xmas

Matt Chambers | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

What do you buy that friend or relative that likes whisky? Especially if you don't know which style of whisky they may prefer. This year, we have decided to take a look at whisky related gifts and have selected suggestions in various price categories. We hope that it gives you a few ideas ...

The Lecht Pass, the Daftmill and Mauris the Freelander 2 HSE SD4

Lara Platman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Platman

First of all the colour looked amazing - Mauritius Blue - really striking and secondly, the design looked good too. Getting in and driving off I listed one after the other specific points that I loved - and I really did scrutinise the car from the diamond wheels to double glass sun roof.

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.

Planet Appetite: Moti Mahal Restaurant, Covent Garden, London, Pairs Whisky with Indian Food

Rupert Parker | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

I have to say that initially I was quite dubious about the idea of whisky and Indian food but, once I got going, I realised that this was not the first time I'd tried the combination.

For Advertisers, The Pen Is Mightier Than the Original Idea

Jonathan Heath | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech
Jonathan Heath

When it comes to video production, advertising, marketing and branding there are certain tropes and ideas that tend to get banded around and eventually overused. Much like in the fashion industry when an idea can be so good and so attention grabbing that it will be lifted from obscurity and the alternative into the moronic ubiquity of the mainstream.

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.

Whisky: The 'Alternative Alternative' Investment

David Robertson | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Robertson

Investing in the top 10 performing whiskies from the beginning of 2008 to the end of 2012 would have seen returns of 508%, the top 100 - 306%. They call it liquid gold for a reason.

Whisky - Host Your Own Tasting Event

Matt Chambers | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

The idea of holding your own whisky tasting is en vogue at the moment, but can be a daunting one. However there are a few basic tips that can make your event successful and enjoyable for both yourself and the people you invite.

Five Ways to Liven Up Everyday Drinking

Ryan Cheti | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

I'm quite inclined to make myself a cocktail at the end of a long day, and I'll certainly put together a few if I have friends coming over, but sometimes you just need something simple and easy.

Burns Night: A Night For Scotland's Liquid Poetry

David Robertson | Posted 27.03.2013 | Home
David Robertson

Burns Night is an occasion for us to not only celebrate the life of our favourite son, Robert Burns, but an opportunity to acknowledge, embrace and enjoy all things Scottish. For me, it can only be one thing: whisky.

Toddler Taken To Hospital After Being Served Whisky

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Restaurant chain Frankie and Benny's has apologised after a three-year-old was accidentally served alcohol at its Greenwich branch in London. Thoma...

Porno Booze and Other Weird and Wonderfuls in the Land of Drink

Ryan Cheti | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

The truth is, alcohol is inextricably linked with our humanity- our evolution. It's taken all the steps with us. And ye gods, that's included the thick and thin.

Proof Booze Makes You Feel A Bit Of A Tit

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

A German drinks company is marketing a line of spirits they claim have been poured over the breasts of a naked model. G-Spirits is the brainchild ...

Whisky - Should I Add Water or Ice?

Matt Chambers | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

One of the most common questions about whisky is "Should I add water or ice?" and there are numerous 'whisky myths' surrounding the subject. Adding water and/or ice changes a whisky in both positive and negative ways.

Whisky - Is Older Always Better?

Matt Chambers | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

This commonly asked question about whisky is one that keeps cropping up amongst drinkers and consumers. It is also a common view in a similar way to the way one thinks about older wines. It is often heard or assumed that the increased age of a whisky therefore makes it the better than its younger counterparts. But is this statement true or is it a common misconception?