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.
A great boilermaker means in every sip you can taste something new and interesting in the whisky or beer. It enhances and amplifies flavours you might not notice otherwise. So, how can you create a really great whisky and beer pairing at home?
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.
The secret to a brilliant whisky and food pairing is the flavour. You want flavours that either complement or contrast in intriguing ways. Both approaches can work well. Combinations that complement each other bring harmony to a tasting. Here's some of our favourite whisky and food pairings.
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 Can your whisky go out of date?
One of the things that's fascinating about whisky is that so many flavours come from so few ingredients. Chocolate is the same. That’s what makes both whisky and chocolate great. The possibilities from the simple ingredients are endless.