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Whisky Corner

We love sherry cask whisky here at The Dram Team. In this article we take a close look at how sherry cask whiskies are made.
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We interview Mike Collings of The Firkin Whisky Co. Find out more about his career in the Scotch industry, and his awesome whiskies, here.
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We wanted to learn more about Gregg Glass, and about the Whisky Works project. He's understandably a very busy man, as he also works on other projects within the Whyte & Mackay portfolio. So, we were lucky to have him answer some of our burning questions.
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Virtual whisky tastings are a great way to stay connected to people in the days of lockdowns and social distancing. As we specialize in creating great whisky tasting boxes every month, we know a fair few good whisky folk who are putting on great virtual tastings. Here are some of the experts we think you should check out.
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In one of our recent whisky tasting boxes, our members tried some incredible independent bottlings from cask-strength fanatics, The Single Cask. We really enjoyed trying a selection of Scotch whiskies that were all a little bit different from standard distillery releases, so we tracked down Ed, from their UK team, to find out a little bit more about them.
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Blending, simply put, is the process of mixing whiskies from certain casks together. Blending happens at every distillery, and not just to blended whisky. Today's post is all about whisky blending - a crucial step in production of whisky.
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It’s an age old question, and with more people tasting whisky at home these days, one that’s more relevant than ever: what is the best glass for whisky? The Dram Team have been involved with quite a few virtual whisky tastings now, and so at the virtual HQ we've been chatting about ways to step up the home bar.
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Established in 1948, Douglas Laing is a leading independent blender and bottler specialising in the creation of artisan, small-batch and Single Cask Scotch Whiskies. We were fortunate to Meet Cara Laing, Director of Whisky at Douglas Laing. 

Cara is a third-generation Laing and we wanted to find out what’s been happening since they purchased their new distillery, how COVID-19 has impacted them, and what the future holds for this family-run business.

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As you can probably tell, we love independent bottlers like Douglas Laing, above all else for the sheer range of amazing opportunities to explore whisky they offer. From humble beginnings, taking over the production and distribution of then-tiny blended Scotch brand King of Scots, Douglas Laing & Co have definitely had what you'd call a storied past.
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You’ve saved your whisky for a special occasion, poured yourself a good measure and taken a sip.

It’s everything you dreamed it would be. So, you put the top back on and wait for another special occasion. But have you made a horrible mistake? What if you wait years before you try it again? Can whisky go off? Can your whisky go out of date? 

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Why are there so many scotch whiskies called Glen-? We’ve all been there, struggling to remember what that great whisky was. The er... now what was it called again? Glen-something.
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