The Whisky Shop Blog

  1. Behind the Brand New Benriach with Stewart Buchanan

    Much-loved Speyside malt maker Benriach has a shiny new look, with a refreshed core range inspired by the distillery's creative heritage. We sat down for a chat with Global Brand Ambassador Stewart Buchanan to get the brief.
  2. The Dalmore 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Select: Coming Soon!

    The Dalmore has revealed the latest addition to the distillery's award-winning Principal Collection: The Dalmore 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Select Highland Single Malt.
  3. Collateral Dram-age: America, Tariffs and Trade Wars

    Trump’s recent tariffs on Scotch whisky have Brian Wilson delving a little deeper into America’s long history with trade wars.
  4. The History of Japanese Whisky

    Brian Wilson urges us to share Japan's passion for whisky – but beware the karaoke.
  5. Single Cask Whisky Explained

    While the wizardry of the whisky blender is something to be marvelled, we can’t help but be entranced by the allure of the single cask. We take a closer look at what makes a single cask whisky so special.
  6. Lagg Distillery - Smoke on the Water

    Following the success of Lochranza, Isle of Arran Distillers last year opened the doors to Lagg; a second distillery dedicated to the production of Arran’s peated spirit. Speaking to Lagg’s Distillery Manager Graham Omand, Gavin D Smith takes us behind the scenes at Lochranza’s peated partner in crime.
  7. Pappy Van Winkle's 23 Year Old - Review

    Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve has been described variously as “more a folk tale than a whiskey”, “a unicorn” and “the most hyped bourbon ever,” all on account of its rarity.
  8. Tobermory Distillery - What's The Story?

    Silent for more than half of its entire existence, Gavin Smith travels to Tobermory in pursuit of the distillery’s history, and its liquid gold.
  9. An Interview With Jura Brand Home Manager Mark Bruce

    Tide and time wait for no man. .Jura Brand Home Manager Mark Bruce reflects on swapping the big smoke for island life.
  10. Laphroaig - Distillery Visit

    One thing is certain about Laphroaig single malt: no drinker is indifferent to it. Some love its unapologetically full-on peaty, medicinal charms, while others are bewildered by its appeal. Indeed, Laphroaig has been compared to Marmite for the extreme reactions it provokes. “Love it or hate it, but never ignore,” as the distillery Twitter feeds declares.

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