Uisga Beathe

Uisga Beatha (pronounced Oosh-kah Bae [Scottish] or Ish–kah Baha [Irish]) is Gaelic for ‘The Water of Life’ and used to describe that liquid golden nectar: Whisky. Why is Uisga Beathe synonymous with Whisky? Well, take your pick; from claims that it cured the common cold, smallpox, and other various ailments, not to mention warming theContinue reading “Uisga Beathe”

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The Nespresso Machine for Whiskey

This article first appeared in the Oct 9th issue of Whiskey Network‘s weekly newsletter, Barrel Report. You may have heard of pressure aging whiskey – a process that condenses the years long aging process down to only a few weeks. But what if one could make an award winning whiskey in as little as threeContinue reading “The Nespresso Machine for Whiskey”

Peggy Noe Stevens: World’s First Female Master Bourbon Taster

Peggy Noe Stevens is a trailblazer for women in the whiskey world. Having worked in the bourbon industry since the ‘80s, she is the world’s first female Master Bourbon Taster, founded The Bourbon Women Association in 2011, created her own company, has been inducted into several Halls of Fame, and even taught Julia Child aContinue reading “Peggy Noe Stevens: World’s First Female Master Bourbon Taster”

Drinkers, Pick Your Glass(es)!

Chances are some of your first instances of whiskey drinking involved a shot glass. Mine certainly did! However, like in the world of wine, there are actually many options for whiskey glassware, each with their own unique look and purpose. Let’s take a look at 10 of the most common whiskey glass options and theirContinue reading “Drinkers, Pick Your Glass(es)!”

Smashing Stigmas and Breaking Barriers: How Whisky is Staying Relevant in an Ever Evolving World

This article was originally written for Whisk(e)y Network. You can find the original here. Whisky has a long and storied history, but the preconceived notions that have grown up around it can be off putting to the new generation of consumers. It’s seen as complicated, with too many rules on the “proper” way to drinkContinue reading “Smashing Stigmas and Breaking Barriers: How Whisky is Staying Relevant in an Ever Evolving World”

Women, Whisky, Winners

Last week brought the results of the 2020 International Whisky Competition® – one of the industry’s most socially followed and professional events. Lauded as “The Olympics of whisky competitions” by Master Distiller Jim McEwan, IWC was founded in 2010 and usually takes place in Las Vegas (2020, however, was held in Estes Park, CO dueContinue reading “Women, Whisky, Winners”