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Types of Whiskies Contents Types of Whiskies 1. From Scotch, Irish, Single Malt and Blend to Bourbon and Rye 2. Distinction of the Types of Whisky 3. ...
Do You want to invest in rare Whisky? This article deals with the peculiarities of collecting whisky and gives you important tips for your personal collection. The main focus will be on the rise in value - including examples.  ...
Do You Collect Malt Whisky? This article deals with the peculiarities of collecting whisky and gives you important tips for your personal collection. The main focus will be on the rise in value - including examples.  ...
The Truth and Nothing but the Truth Contents The Truth and Nothing but the Truth 1. Seven Critical Remarks on the Scottish Whisky Product 2. The Age of Whisky ...
From the Grain to Alcohol Contents From the Grain to Alcohol 1. Sugar 2. Starch 3. Alcoholic Fermentation  ...
Fermentation Contents Fermentation 1. The Yeast 2. The traditional wooden washbacks 3. The old cast iron washbacks 4. New stainless steel ...
The Distillation in the Pot Still Contents The Distillation in the Pot Still 1. The Principle of Distillation 2. Wash Still 3. The Spirit Still  ...
Whisky in Marsala wine casks Contents Whisky in Marsala wine casks 1. The Origin 2. Production and post treatment 3. Effect on the taste 4. ...
The Scottish Pot Stills Contents The Scottish Pot Stills 1. The Centrepieces of Every Distillery 2. Heating of Pot Stills 3. The Lower Part of a Pot ...
Distillation The wash is filled into the first copper pot still, called wash still, and is heated from below and from the inside respectively. Today mainly hot steam is used for heating. Using an external gas flame has become rare. In the first ...
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Whisky in Madeira wine casks Contents Whisky in Madeira wine casks 1. The Origin 2. Production and post treatment 3. Effect on the taste 4. ...

News

With the release of Irish Whiskey No. 4 Rum 6 Year Old und No. 5 Grain Burgundy 6 Year Old Alan und Conor Hyde extended their portfolio of whiskeys. According to the name of the releases they remained true to the chosen path of numbering them. So there’s ...
He keeps on walking: Position 1 among the best-selling Scotch whiskies is again taken by Johnnie Walker . 17 million cases were sold in 2014. For comparison: Ballantine’s is on position 2 sold “only” 6.1 million cases – a commanding lead! And by ...
Which are the best-selling whiskies? Which brand is on the rise, which one has to record a loss of sales? Questions like these ones (and the answers) always meet much public interest. Every year several statistics and reviews are published like today when ...
The company William Grant & Sons started a recall for its new Balvenie Tun Batch 4 according to an article of Scotchwhisky.com. To be exact only parts of the new batch 4 are in the focus of the campaign. Recalled are those bottles that were shipped to ...
If it was up to the consumer to decide which whisky is the best – which ones would make the race? The C2C Spirits Cup (initiated and realized by spirits consultant Julia Nourney) is in its second year now and gives answers to this question. In blind ...
According to an actual publication of the Scotch Whisky Association SWA the future of Scottish whisky exports looks bright. Although they couldn’t record increasing sales during the last year the losses they had to suffer have decreased considerably ...
Bruichladdich has published first information about the eight edition of its Octomore. Four whiskys will be released during the next months as Octomore 08 Masterclass. All Octomore 08 releases were produced from 100 % Scottish barley, all are heavily ...
For several years already the independent bottler Duncan Taylor has got The Octave whiskies in its portfolio. Those releases are finished in a special way: After being matured in “normal” casks the single malt or single grain whisky spend some months ...
In 2014 the stills at Eden Mill started working and now the distillery at Guardbridge, St Andrews, launches its first single malt whisky. Besides a special inaugural bottling that will not be on regular sale, Eden Mill presents the Hip Flask Series. It ...
Every year a big gala the evening before the Bar Convent Berlin is the setting for the announcement of the Mixology Bar Awards’ winners. During several months the list of the nominees in the categories as Bar of the Year, Host of the Year or Spirit of the ...
We have to be patient for some more time: It will be in autumn that Diageo’s Special Releases 2017 will be on market. But the company gave a first preview now and published some details about nine of those limited editions with prospects of one more ...
The new Balvenie Peat Week that recently was released is 14 years old. It is a vintage 2003 bottling which means it was only vatted from whisky that had been filled into the casks in the year 2003. Die very special thing about this whisky is already given ...

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Saturday - Day One – Glenkinchie and the road up… With a total of 400 miles and 7 hours of driving to reach the cottage in Buckie we decided to break our journey with a revisit to Glenkinchie on the way up. Glenkinchie is a well presented Distillery, ...
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@Peterbt11188  Unfortunately, many distilleries are not only closed for tours during the winter, but  are also closed between Christmas and New Years.  Your best shot might be with the big players: Glenlivet, Macallan, Glenfiddich, etc.  I checked their ...
"Martin8832" wrote:Which do you prefer? Me, I like my light whiskey the best! I'm a light drinker and I rarely drink but if I was going to get one i'd ge ta light drink whiskey. But I don't know any brand names that are.. Any suggestions? I'm addicted to ...
@Mythos My number one choice for you would be Balvenie 14 year Caribbean Cask, which is finished in rum casks.  Not only would a rum fan such as yourself like it, but I have a friend who loves Blanton's and the Caribbean Cask is one is his favorite ...
In a recent tasting my friend brought along his new Norlan glasses. this is a most intriguing glass featuring a double glass wall enclosing a vacuum. You can read about it here: https://norlanglass.ukWe tasted three drams in this glass: Compass Box ...
I've noticed some mistakes in the articles of the knowledge section. As many articles are translated, the suggestions do also apply for the German articles on whisky.de. Major mistakes:Article: Fermentation, 6. The fermentation process„What happens inside ...
It was said in Steve Prentice's blog review of the Jura Tastival 2016https://www.somersetwhisky.com/review-jura-tastival-2016/that the release comprises 3000 bottles and made up of three sherry finished packages:"Combining Jura 19 year old seasoned for 5 ...

Whisky-DB

The Whisky The Dufftown distillery of Glendullan has a series of official bottlings, although since 2007 release have mainly been found under the “Singleton” label, part of Diageo’s continent-orientated outreach. Glendullan is the Singleton ...
The Whisky The Dalmore distillery, hometo one of the most renowned of all single malt whiskies, sits elegantly on the shore of the Comarthy Firth in the Northern Highlands. The high production capacity of the distillery has resulted in a variety of ...