Category Archives: Scotch Facts

Ingredients

The production of malt whisky is a science, but it is not an exact science, and there is more than a trace of superstition running throughout the industry. There is an art to the process, and a little magic. There … Continue reading

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Sampling Single Malt Scotch

I spent quite some time enjoying Scotch before I began to understand that there was a technique to sampling the wondrous spirit. I’m far from being an expert, but for those who stumble upon this blog and know less than … Continue reading

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The Whisky Regions of Scotland

Single malt Scotches have numerous personalities; for example, they can be aggressive, sophisticated, gentle, fascinating, and even mystical. Much of a Scotch’s character is a result of the area in which it was distilled. There are four whisky regions in Scotland, … Continue reading

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A conversation between Spirit and Oak

A single malt scotch owes much of its flavour and personality to the oak casks it is matured in. Historically, different woods were used, but it is now law that the casks must be oak, a robust wood that can be heated … Continue reading

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