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Tasting for Beginners, or the Uninitiated (or Terrified)

I must be clear – I don’t claim to be an expert here, I’m just an ordinary Jo.  I don’t even like wine, which as I understand it makes me a bit of freak compared to the rest of womankind.  So, I very definitely had to learn to drink whisky.  I always ...

Whisky Regions & Tastes

Where your whisky comes from will have some impact on how it tastes.   Of course, much depends also on the oak cask your malt matured in and is a massive influence on your dram.  For example, sherry casks will give a malt an undeniably Christmas cakey, sweet spicy flavour an ...

A Quick Introduction to the Basics

A quick introduction to the world of whiskies and how they are classified: The difference between ‘whisky’ and ‘whiskey’ is purely a regional one, much in the same way between the words “colour” and “color”.    We therefore, fo ...