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”

Glenfiddich

This article was originally written for Whisk(e)y Network. You can find the original here. Dufftown is a wee village in the heart of Speyside, surrounded by farms, fields, and best of all – distilleries! You can easily walk to the likes of Glenfiddich right from town; a good idea if you’re planning to imbibe duringContinue reading “Glenfiddich”

Lesley Gracie: Master Distiller, Hendrick’s Gin

I love gin. I also love highlighting the women who work in wine and spirits. Here’s a look at one of the most popular brands in the world and the woman that crafted it. Hendrick’s Gin, owned by William Grant and Sons (owners of Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky), was launched in 1999 and broke the ginContinue reading “Lesley Gracie: Master Distiller, Hendrick’s Gin”