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When we wrote about English whisky last year, it was undergoing a huge period of growth and change. While the pandemic might've slowed that down some, 2021 is showing that the malted spirit of England is still very much thriving. Here's our English whisky progress report.
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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.
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Welcome to the ninth installment of our regular Whisky Under Fifty reviews, where we review a different whisky (or whiskey) that you can buy for less than £50!Today’s whisky is The Lakes Distillery “The One” Moscatel Cask Whisky
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Welcome to the seventh installment of our regular Whisky Under Fifty reviews, where we review a different whisky (or whiskey) that you can buy for less than £50!Today’s whisky is Paul John “Edited” Indian whisky
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Both a category of whisky and an ingredient, rye is going through somewhat of a resurgence (or a rye-naissance?). A lot of Scotch fans might also be fans of rye, being generally drier and more complex than a sweeter bourbon. But what exactly is rye whiskey? And why should you try it, if you haven’t already? 
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Welcome to the second installment of our regular Whisky Under Fifty reviews, where we review a different whisky (or whiskey) that you can buy for less than £50!Today’s whisky is Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky
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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.
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Historically England was a big whisky producing country, with several large distilleries operating between the 17th and 19th centuries, before it all went quiet. As of 2020, there are now 24 distilleries around England registered to produce whisky. Here's our introduction to the renaissance of English Whisky.
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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.

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As you might expect, there can be a huge range of flavours present in Irish whiskey, depending on how it’s made. Irish whiskey shares similar categories to Scotch - single grain, single malt, and blended - but also includes the “single pot still” denomination, which is a historically significant category using both malted and unmalted barley. Here's our introduction to Irish Whiskey, one of the oldest whisky-making countries.
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There are quite a few persistent myths around bourbon, rye, and other American whiskey styles, which can contribute to some Scotch-heads dismissing the category. For this introduction to American whiskey, we'll break down five of our favourite American whiskeys by flavour category, or the main characteristic of the dram. Some of these have featured in past tasting boxes, and others are ones we hope to get on board in the future!
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