With our next supermarket whisky challenge coming up soon, now might be a good time to have a look at how to organise a whisky tasting. Without attention to the way the presentation is held, the object of the exercise will be lost to an uncontrolled â€˜sessionâ€™!
As for any purchase, shopping for whisky can vary from being a rewarding to a disastrous experience. Hopefully, after reading this, you will be better informed to avoid the pitfalls.
Continue reading Whisky and the Art of Shopping
Earlier this year Lothian Life magazine hosted a whisky tasting hoping to answer the question – do supermarketsâ€™ own label whiskies offer value for money? The results, detailed below, prove interesting reading. Continue reading Supermarket – Super Bargains?
Sensitive about your age? In this article weâ€™re looking at the part Time has to play in bringing our national dram to us. The relationship between whisky and time is usually only considered as far as the number of years stated on the label.
When one thinks of the qualities of a whisky is it not true to say that it is the flavour that enjoys most, if not all, of our attentions? Of course, being a drink other than water, we are consuming it for pleasure, not out of necessity, although a few people will give strong arguments that a life without pleasure is no life at all. As we sip, savour and swallow, the primary essence of the dram is certainly its taste. However, without a nose we would taste nothing!
In his first three articles Steve talked about the differences between malt and grain whisky, how they can be combined and how their smell affects us. I would like to pick up the pen and first have a look at what whiskies offer our other senses.
Continue reading The Secret Life of Whisky