Celebrate World Gin Day 2020

Whether you enjoy to drink gin neat, in a G&T or a cocktail, you have an excuse this Saturday 13th June to raise a glass and celebrate World Gin Day – so why not try

The Scotch Whisky History Timeline

Scotland has come a long way since the days of illicit whisky distilling, started as soon as the first official taxes on production were imposed by the government of the time. It is still hard

8 Whisky Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching and for all those self isolating dads that appreciate a good whisky, here are 8 suggestions for gifts, from £20 to £1,000 depending on your budget! 1) Buy a Limited

My Quarantine Diary #4

The past week has been all about the Virtual Fèis Ìle, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music. The initial event on Friday 22/05 was started by the SMWS Islay Festival virtual pub night, including

The Pattison Crash

The tale of brothers Robert Paterson Pattison (born 24th May 1858) and Walter Gilchrist Gray Pattison (born 23rd May 1860) is also referred as the Whisky Crash that occurred in the late 19th century, and

Whose own label whisky is it anyway?

There are plenty of private label (‘own label’) scotch whisky manufacturers in Scotland and beyond, some which may even have their own distillery, whilst others may be independent bottlers, purchasing casks and bringing it together

My Quarantine Diary #3

The latest quarantine update starts with the Virtual Malts Festival presented by Glen Scotia, taking place during the week which would usually have held the Campbeltown Malts Festival. This involved a series of activities from

Rare Scotch Whisky report for 2019

Rare Whisky 101 co-founders Andy Simpson and David Robertson have released their full year report for 2019, revealing the state of the UK’s whisky auction market. Rare Whisky 101 operates as whisky analysts, broker and