A picture of bottles, glasses and jugs of the independent bottlers. In the middle there is the big G&M (Gordon MacPail Sign)

The Independent Bottlers

The independent bottlers are an important part in today's whisky variety. Here we explain the how the independent bottlers emerged and what might become of them in the future.

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Knowledge

Maturation in Casks

Read about Maturation of Scotch Whisky in the cask. Learn how different oak types and caring, toasting turn wood sugar into aromas you love in Malt...

Types of Whisky casks

Learn about the types of casks used in the whisky maturation. See how Bourbon, sherry and different wine casks effect the aroma of the whisky.

Scotch - Filling the casks

Read an overview about how Scottish Single Malt whisky is filled from the spirit vat into the different casks like American standard barrels,...

The Development of the Individual Taste and the Significance of Guided Whisky Tastings

Learn how your Taste memory works and what happens at professional whisky tastings.

Rating the Taste of a Rare Bottling

How do you rate a whisky that you never tasted before? You will find many good tips how to decide the right whiskies for you.