Scotch whisky

As people in Scotland and around the world get ready to celebrate Burns Night, we take a look at the man behind the much-loved tradition and explain what goes down at the all important supper.
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.
Image copyright Jonny Shelton 2016 In the past, I walked by this venue without a thought as to what might be inside other
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.
It became a military stronghold when the chiefs of Clan Donald chose Finlaggan as their seat of power, and there are several
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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
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Want to sound like a pro at the bar? Order a whisky. The deep, golden and well-matured liquid is having a moment; cooler
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When you’ve been distilling whisky on a remote Scottish Island for over two hundred years, you’re certainly used to a little
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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.
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.