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.
Caravan holidays have long been reserved for aging swingers and those blokes from Top Gear, but designer Brad Ford has unveiled
Christmas in the UK is (usually) the coldest time of year -- and short of turning yourself into a human tog rating, there's
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.
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.
Since the late forties, the family-owned Speyside Cooperage has been producing the finest casks from superior American Oak.
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.
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?
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.
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...