Since International Women's Day falls in March, we've partnered with six (female) whisky pros for our March "Women in Whisky" box of the month - of which we'll also be donating the proceeds to charity! Here's a little bit about our virtual tasting panel guests and why we think they're awesome.
Welcome back to our mini-series of how whisky is made, The Art of the Cask! Today’s post is all about unusual barrels - think red wine casks, port casks, even tea-seasoned casks… Sometimes we just want a little excitement in our whisky. And the best way to get that is with something a little outside the norm.
If you’ve ever been to a Scotch whisky distillery, you’ll know how proud they are of their stills. Distillers will tell you that each still has a personality, and that has a huge impact on the style of spirit it creates. Our Loch Lomond tasting box inspired us to explore how and why a still has a huge influence on the resulting whisky.
Some of these whisky distilleries take a lot of inspiration from the traditional scottish method, but more still are carving their own path in the whisky industry and trying to imbue their own sense of place and identity into their spirits. Here are seven countries you might not have known made whiskey, and some of their best examples.
Rules. Some of us love them, some of us don’t. One thing’s for sure, the whisky industry is a lot better off for having them, so we know what’s actually going into our whisky. In this post, we're going to take a look at some distilleries around the world who might be considered unconventional, who are innovating through a number of ways to bring a refreshing take to our favourite drink.