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Eight Island Whiskies Every Scotch Lover Should Own

Scotland’s remote islands are well known for their beautiful, rugged and often unforgiving terrain, and terrible weather. They make some great whisky however, which undoubtedly makes the weather far more tolerable. Technically a part of the Highlands region, the Islands include all of Scotland’s whisky producing islands, bar Islay, which as we all know is…

The 10 Irish Whiskies You Need On Your Shelf

Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock, you’ll have noticed by now that Irish whiskey is well and truly booming again and it’s marvellous news for lovers of good whisk(e)y! Very few realise this but in the mid to late 1800s Ireland was the world’s biggest whisk(e)y producing nation and claim, much to the…

The 12 Aussie Whiskies You Need On Your Shelf

There’s some awesome whisky coming out of Australia right now, there’s just no denying that. The industry’s booming at breakneck speed and if we think we’re spoilt for choice now, just wait 10 years once all the new guys have caught up with production. But why Australia? Where did they all come from so suddenly?…

The 10 Best Sherry Bombs for The Festive Season

Have yourself a very Sherry Christmas… Whether it’s a classic Glenfarclas or one of the “newbies” from Amrut or Overeem (when you can get hold of one!) there’s always a party in your glass when sherry casks are involved. Many of us would’ve had our first taste of sherry from grandmother’s glass as a child,…

What do Aston Martin, Burberry, Cartier and our November whisky have in common?

Other than impeccable taste of course, they all carry Royal Warrants from the British Royal Family. For all of us less familiar with the ins and outs of British society, a Royal Warrant is a formal system of recognising official suppliers to the royal household, established way back in the 12th century. A very prestigious…

World’s 15 Best Whiskies

For the past 15 years whisky guru Jim Murray has passed judgment on the world’s whiskies in his annual Whisky Bible. While some may disagree with his judgments, nobody can argue with the effect that his ratings have on sales: his top rated whiskies never fail to experience huge demand and soaring prices following announcement…

The 18 top selling Scotch whiskies of 2014

Every year the Spirits Business, the world’s leading publication for the global spirits trade, produces a report entitled Brand Champions that analyses the previous year’s sales data by brand to determine who had a good, and who had a bad, year. The data is based on volume sales of 9 litre cases (12 x 750ml…

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