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Whisky Cask Finishes

Whiskies are generally matured in either American or European oak barrels, but some whiskies are finished in other types of casks. This can have a major influence on the nose, flavour and color of the whisky. We’ve compiled an overview of the most common cask finishes, and listed the flavour- and color effect of these additional maturation periods. Visit this page to learn more about whisk(e)y cask finishes and the influence on the whisky and its color. Read More

Whisky Rumours: July Edition

In the United States, all alcoholic beverage manufacturers must submit the labels of their products to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for approval. These labels are published on the TTB website under the Freedom of Information Act, which means that they’re available to see before the whiskies are released. Although it’s definitely not a guarantee that the submitted labels will actually end up on whisky bottles, or that these bottles will be released in any other country than the US, it is very interesting to look at. We all love rumours, right? These are some… Read More

What to do with empty whisky bottles

You can throw away empty whisky bottles, but why not let your favorite bourbon or Scotch bottle reincarnate as a lantern, soap dispenser or bird feeder? These are some of the most creative ways to re-use an empty whisky bottle. Turn it into a lamp You can do this the hard way, by cutting up a bottle and using a bulb and wire, or use one of these rechargeable LED cork lights. Either way, it definitely brightens up every man cave. You can re-use your whiskey bottle as a lamp base or as a pendant light, whatever you prefer. Read More

Announcing the Whisky Suggest App

We are very, very proud to announce something that we’ve worked on for quite some time: the Whisky Suggest App for iOS and Android.       Scan a bottle, see the flavors Discover the world’s most accurate whisky flavor profiles. Use the barcode scanner to easily find out what a whisky tastes like and get personalized whisky recommendations. After analysing well over 75,000 whisky reviews and tasting notes, WhiskySuggest has created unique and highly detailed Flavor Profiles. Use these flavor profiles to: Find whiskies by flavor. We have over 250 flavors to choose from. Find a whisky that is… Read More

The 7 Best Whisky Museums

Some museums have permanent whisky expositions, or are even fully dedicated to whisky. And not just in Scotland, but all over the world. These are our favourite whisky museums with exhibitions that are not limited to just one or only a few whisky brands. Irish Whiskey Museum, Dublin The Irish Whiskey Museum offers an interactive, ultra-modern whiskey tour in the Irish capital. Admission rates start at €15, but this includes a three-course Irish whiskey tasting.   Dufftown Whisky Museum, Dufftown While most Scottish distilleries have their own visitor centres and in-house museums, the village of Dufftown also has… Read More

Whisky Rumours, October edition

In the United States, all alcoholic beverage manufacturers must submit the labels of their products to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for approval. These labels are published on the TTB website under the Freedom of Information Act, which means that they’re available to see before the whiskies are released. Although it’s definitely not a guarantee that the submitted labels will actually end up on whisky bottles, or that these bottles will be released in any other country than the US, it is very interesting to look at. We all love rumours, right? These are some… Read More

The Most Exclusive Whiskies in the World

So you think you have some exclusive whiskies in your cabinet? Take a look at these ridiculously expensive and super exclusive whiskies and you’ll probably want to reconsider that opinion. The most expensive whisky In January 2014, a six-litre bottle of Macallan M was sold at a Hong Kong auction for $628,205. While this is officially the most expensive bottle of whisky ever, it isn’t the most expensive whisky. That title goes to another Macallan bottling, Macallan 1946. At $460,000, this 44 year old single malt in a Lalique decanter is more expensive per cl. than any other.  … Read More

Whisky rumours – September edition

In the United States, all alcoholic beverage manufacturers must submit the labels of their products to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for approval. These labels are published on the TTB website under the Freedom of Information Act, which means that they’re available to see before the whiskies are released. Although it’s definitely not a guarantee that the submitted labels will actually end up on whisky bottles, or that these bottles will be released in any other country than the US, it is very interesting to look at. We all love rumours, right? These… Read More

Whisky rumours – July edition

In the United States, all alcoholic beverage manufacturers must submit the labels of their products to the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for approval. These labels are published on the TTB website under the Freedom of Information Act, which means that they’re available to see before the whiskies are released. Although it’s definitely not a guarantee that the submitted labels will actually end up on whisky bottles, or that these bottles will be released in any other country than the US, it is very interesting to look at. We all love rumours, right? These… Read More

Whisky Brand Names Explained

Whisky brand names like Bunnahabhain, Tamnavulin or Glenmorangie may look like difficult and meaningless letter combinations, but in fact most whisky names are (derived from) Gaelic and refer to the distillery location or characteristics. By learning only a few basic Gaelic words, you’ll be able to translate most whisky brand names quite easily. And then you’ll see that Bunnahabhain actually means ‘river mouth’. (click for a larger version)  … Read More