Whiskey Guide

Your indispensable guide to barrel craft, cocktail recipes, how to taste whiskey and much more. Updated regularly with content from our world-renowned whiskey experts, the Whiskey Guide brings together the finest minds in the business to shine a light on the world of whiskey.

Consider the Whiskey Guide your personal whiskey expert. From timeless tips to behind-the-scenes glimpses of our groundbreaking craft, it’s a one-stop destination for all things cask, barrel and bond.


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Whiskey Flavours

We’ve talked at length about where whiskey gets its flavour from. Now let’s take a closer look at what those basic flavours are. Matured spirits are most commonly broken down into one of four fundamental groups: fruity, smoky, sweet, and spicy. It’s not always that easy, of course. Many overlap…

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How does whiskey get its flavour?

Butterscotch, sultanas, vanilla, Christmas Cake, dates, walnuts… The wondrous tasting notes of whiskey include some of our favourite flavours on the planet. Indeed, it’s why we love the liquid so darn much. But where are all of these delicious elements coming from? We’re glad you asked. Because we’ve got an…

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Irish Whiskey Cocktail Making: The Perfect Valentines Evening

Romance is in the air  With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, our thoughts are turning to drink. Whether that’s to drown our sorrows, or to celebrate with a loved one, this year we’re putting a twist on our Valentine’s Day drinks and looking to Irish whiskey cocktails. While we’d always suggest…

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How to drink whiskey

There’s an age-old debate that rages on in the world of whiskey: how should a great dram best be enjoyed? Do you savor it neat? On ice? With a drop of water? In a cocktail? Warm? Cold? The answer is, “yes.” The best way to enjoy your drink is always,…

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The flavour of whiskey

Oak, vanilla, marzipan, honey, leather, incense, tobacco, tar. What could all of these things possibly have in common? Well, each and every one is a common tasting note used to identify flavours found in whiskey. And we haven’t even started talking about herbs or fruits, yet. But before we do,…

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