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A guest blog from The Dramble, first published 06 June 2019 The conversion of raw distilled spirit into whisky is a slow, transformative interaction between physics, chemistry, biology and geometry. Almost as varied and multifaceted is the countless types of casks from which a Master Distiller can select for maturation – the wood elements ageing the...

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This article was written by guest blogger Top Whiskies, and first published in June 2011.      I tried to avoid the word ‘glencairn’ like an ex-girlfriend at a wedding reception. I tiptoed gingerly around it.  I bobbed: ‘your company is great.’ I weaved: ‘you guys are doing some great stuff up there.’ Paul Davidson,...

A guest blog from The Dramble, first published 03 June 2019   Moonshine is traditionally so named because it tends to be manufactured late into the evening without the assistance of artificial light sources – just the illumination of the moon with which to operate an illicit still, hidden away from prying eyes – and particularly...

Guest blogger Andrew’s Share reviews The Essence of Suntory – a Japanese single grain rye – possibly the first Japanese Rye ever released.     When discovering Japanese whisky, one startling distinction from the Scotch whisky industry soon becomes apparent. In Scotland, a culture of sharing between distillers and blenders has been fostered; blends can introduce...

Enjoy a blast from the past as we look back on Guest blogger Andrew’s Share review of The Arran’s first official 18 year old whisky – this was a limited edition 18yr, which is now part of their core range – a bottle of which we shared with our members in July 2018.     ...