Christmas Whisky 2012

Christmas Scotch Whisky Gift Ideas, the blog team picks out the best whiskies for the festive season ahead of Santa’s big day. Including Glenfarclas, Coal Ila, Arran, Port Charlotte & many more! Ho ho ho!

Christmas Whiskies 2011 the best Scingle malt Scotch whisky gift ideas

Christmas Whiskies 2011

Spoilt for choice? We’ve put together our favourite new Scotch whiskies of 2011 into a handy blog post including some of our own exclusive casks, all of which make great Christmas Gift ideas. We’ve got Christmas all wrapped up at The Whisky Barrel…

Abhainn Dearg

The Whisky Barrel Blog celebrates the launch of Scotland’s newest whisky from Abhainn Dearg Distillery on the Isle of Lewis, the first legal whisky to leave the island for over 170 years. Behind the scenes, tasting and Interview with Mark Tayburn.

Glenglassaugh Visit

Silent for over twenty years, Glenglassaugh Distillery in the North East of Scotland began distilling once again on 16th December 2008, and we have been to take a look behind the scenes. What’s next for this traditional nineteenth century distillery?

Chichibu 1st release Japanese single malt whisky

Chichibu First

Ichiro Akuto opened Chichibu distillery on the main Japanese island of Honshu in 2008. The distilleries first whisky ‘Chichibu The First’ launches in Japan on 10th October. We ask Akuto-san for his thoughts on the launch of his first whisky.

Lindores Abbey

Lindores Abbery in the Kingdom of Fife Scotland is the Home of Scotch Whisky. King James IV of Scotland granted Friar John Cor of Lindores Abbey ‘eight bols of malt’ to make whisky in 1494. But has the Abbey and the home of Scotch been somewhat lost?

Berry Bros & Rudd Tasting

Spirits have complemented London’s posh fine wine & spirits merchant Berry Bros & Rudd for over 100 years. We taste four recent single cask expressions including two sherry casks from Bunnahabhain, Lochside, Mortlach & Laphroaig.