Know your terms! Matt Bailey explains some terms and phrases you may not recognise when it comes to the whisky and wine world colliding.
What is single cask, single malt whisky? The Society is the worldwide leader, and most-awarded, independent bottler and whisky club on earth. What we have done best since 1983 is producing single cask, single [...]
Can the colour of a whisky really reveal anything about how it will taste? The biggest mistake in whisky appreciation, according to Chivas Brothers director of blending Sandy Hyslop, is judging a dram by its [...]
There’s something beautifully self-contained about a distillery that still malts its own barley – taking the grain direct from the farm, steeping it in water and then spreading it over a stone floor, to be [...]
Age statements and youthful maturity are a funny mix. I thought about writing an epic-length essay on age statements while looking at the industry as a whole, but realised that not only has that been [...]
Any time I conduct a tutored tasting, I always take time at the start of the event to spell out some of the more basic and fundamental things you need to do in order to [...]
One of the common questions we get at Society tastings is about the difference between peat and smoke. The terms are often used interchangeably, and we often (incorrectly) assume that one infers the other. It's [...]