The English Whisky Map

The 23rd April 2020 was St. George’s Day, a day to celebrate the patron saint of England. In the world of whiskies, it also coincided with the occasion when English whisky distilleries met for the

The Drinks Industry Rich List 2020

The Sunday Times newspaper has once again revealed their annual Rich List. As a result, I have updated below some of the Drinks Industry Rich List where possible, based both in the UK and other

The best kind of Jury service!

A select few of us have the opportunity to share our passion and knowledge of beer, wine and spirits as part of a drinks competition jury panel. On this guest blog post, Paul Dempsey –

The ABC’s of Bourbon

Denny Potter (pictured below), the Master Distiller of Maker’s Mark, talked about the rules behind making bourbon on the film ‘Neat: The Story of Bourbon’ released in 2018. On this blog post I have described

My Quarantine Diary #2

The sheer amount of online content being made available at the moment, means that I already have plenty more examples to share of activities and learning undertaken within just one week! Firstly, it was a

My Quarantine Diary #1

Outside of my working hours, I have tried to be positive and use the personal time spent at home during the quarantine to learn and have some shared virtual experiences. The first one of these

Drinks business battling the Coronavirus

Beer, Wine and Spirits companies have joined efforts to fight back against the Covid-19 coronavirus by supporting their communities worldwide in a variety of different ways, such as shifting their focus to supplying alcohol and

UK Drinking Habits changing during Lockdown

Online retailer and eCommerce platform ​Master of Malt is tracking the changing shift in consumer drinks purchasing habits as the UK government continues its lockdown approach to fighting the Covid-19 crisis. Master of Malt remains

April Fools’ Day Pranks 2020

Here is a selection of some of the best drinks-based releases on 1st April 2020….something to laugh at during our period of self-isolation. Pictured above is Douglas Laing & Co‘s Big Peat’s new Limited Edition,

Pandemic or Pandemonium?

The masses have been responding to the covid-19 corona virus threat by stripping supermarket aisles bare and stockpiling ahead of the enforced period of quarantine at home. Initially, it was the panic buying of toilet