How to Pronounce Scotch Whisky Terms

The Hazards of Pronouncing Brands and Terms in Scotch Whisky There’s a street in the East of Glasgow called Ledaig Street. Once the site of typical Glasgow tenement-style buildings, it now provides more modern community housing as part of the area’s regeneration efforts. Deriving from Scots Gaelic, it’s an idyllic name for such a street … [Read more…]

Recycled Reviews

Reviewing empty whisky bottles as I drop them in the recycling. Why? The enjoyment of whisky is just about as subjective as anything else in life, yet we are reassured by general consensus and feedback from trusted sources about their perception of a whisky’s quality and its prospect as a value. I’m happy to take in … [Read more…]

Preconceptions in Tasting Whisky

Using a blind guessing game mechanic to examine preconceptions and subjectivity in tasting whisky, I hereby reveal how utterly rubbish I am at defining my favourite drink.   I often speak of how whisky is a multi-sensory experience. I enthuse about how it’s designed to stimulate our senses and make us feel pleasure at the … [Read more…]

A Look at Grain Whisky (vs. Single Malts)

The most overlooked thing in Scotch? Or just filler for blends? One of my first ever nuggets of advice to anyone who will pay me any attention when it comes to whisky is – never say you ‘don’t like’ something. It’ll probably come back and bite you and you’ll end up loving something you once … [Read more…]