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

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