A 3 minute discovery trip in whisky tasting – Deanston 12

Over the years, I have listened to several brilliant experts on how to smell and taste whisky. Charles McClean is arguably the current master in this category. A lawyer by training, who moved over to writing, he has a brilliant ability to make you feel present in the room where he is consuming his latest […]

Everyone seems to be talking about Glenfarclas

For the first time in a long while, I chose a bottle of Glenfarclas 12 for a whisky tasting evening. Coincidence? Within a few days, I noticed that I was being bombarded by reports about the distillery.  In no specific  order of importance: – Ralfy review no’ 981 featured the 15 year old. It is […]

Whisky …. or is it spelt WhiskEy?

Whisky …. or is it spelt WhiskEy? An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into an American pub. Who gets served? This is no joke! The champions of single malt Scottish whisky are still asking themselves: “Why do the Irish and Americans insist on misspelling their precious drink, adding in the letter ‘E’?” The origins […]

The 4 Elements in the Taste of Whisky, and some AI?

The question is often asked: What is the source of the flavours of whisky. Charles McClean, accepted today as one of the great commentators on the industry, argues that it all comes down to three factors. In order of procedure, this is referring to: The ingredients The process The casks. By law, Scottish whisky is […]

My Whisky Moment

When you discover single-malt scotch whisky, you are quickly drawn to Islay. This small island off the west coast of Scotland is home to some of the best whiskies in the world, with nine distilleries and more on the way. Despite its tiny size (barely 25 miles long) and small population (just 3,000 people and […]

The Joy of a Wee Fine Dram

Whisky Tasters started as a casual hobby, but now offers its services throughout the country.   What inspired this initiative? Let’s dive into the story. In January 2014, I wanted to host some close friends and discovered whisky tasting events. While intrigued, I never thought I could host one myself. I decided to step out […]

When Michael Met Whisky: A Personal Journey

I love whisky. But did I always? Whisky fans often describe their journey as an exploration of the drink’s many flavors and varieties.  Unexpectedly, you find yourself engulfed by a passion, seeking more – desperately wanting to share your adventure with others. As an Economics graduate from London University and a seasoned business mentor, I […]

Whiskey and Culture: How Different Regions and Traditions Shape the Drink”

Whiskey, also spelled whisky, is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grains such as barley, corn, rye, and wheat. It is a popular drink worldwide and has a rich cultural heritage that is rooted in different regions and traditions. From Scotland to Japan, each region has its own unique way of making whiskey, which […]

The Rise of Craft Whiskey: How Small Distilleries are Making Their Mark”

In recent years, the craft whiskey industry has exploded, with small distilleries popping up all over the world. These small-batch producers are putting their own unique stamp on whiskey, and in the process, challenging the dominance of the major whiskey brands. So what is it that’s driving this rise of craft whiskey, and why are […]

The Art of Whiskey Tasting: A Guide for Beginners

Whiskey tasting is an art that can take years to master, but with a little knowledge and practice, anyone can learn to appreciate the nuances of this complex spirit. Whether you’re new to whiskey or looking to refine your tasting skills, this guide will provide you with the basics you need to become a confident […]