The Cuvee – A Single Malt Unlike Any Other

Big news from Ireland’s Waterford Distillery. After 7 years in the making, they are releasing their flagship Irish Single Malt – The Cuvee. Inspired by owner Mark Reynier’s fine wine background, this unique whiskey combines 25 individually crafted, terroir-driven single malts into one glorious dram. Each whiskey in The Cuvee is one of the WaterfordContinue reading “The Cuvee – A Single Malt Unlike Any Other”

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The Lowlands

The Lowlands of Scotland may not see the prestige and powerhouse appeal like regions such as Speyside and Islay, but it’s an area that produces some quality spirit. Simply outlined, the Lowlands encompass everything south of Edinburgh (although you can look at the map for a more accurate idea). The diving line was originally decidedContinue reading “The Lowlands”

Kelsey McKechnie – Apprentice Malt Master at Balvenie

In 2018, at the age of 26, Kelsey McKechnie became one of the youngest women to ever achieve the rank of Apprentice Malt Master, studying the craft under David Stewart (one of the longest serving Malt Masters in the industry). She’d only been working for William Grant & Sons (parent company of Balvenie) for aContinue reading “Kelsey McKechnie – Apprentice Malt Master at Balvenie”

Thar She Blows! A Whiskey Like No Other

Another fun whiskey coming out of Ireland, folks! Blacks Brewery & Distillery (Ireland’s first co-located brewery and distillery) has released an 18yr old single malt whiskey finished in Irish rum casks, supposedly the first of its kind. Yes, you read that right. Blacks is the first distillery to create a fully Irish crafted spiced rum,Continue reading “Thar She Blows! A Whiskey Like No Other”

Kirsteen Campbell: The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker

If there’s someone to inspire women in the world of whisky, it’s Kirsteen Campbell. She’s the first woman to hold the title of Master Whisky Maker for Scotch Single Malt giant The Macallan, a brand that was created back in 1824. With a background in food science, she didn’t realize a career could be madeContinue reading “Kirsteen Campbell: The Macallan’s Master Whisky Maker”

Glenmorangie X

Glenmorangie has just released a new single malt specially crafted to be used for mixing! This newest whisky is a combination of malts aged in ex-bourbon and newly charred oak casks, which highlight the signature sweet and fruit forward style of the brand. Why make a single malt specifically for mixing? Dr. Bill Lumsden saidContinue reading “Glenmorangie X”

5 Irish Whiskeys for St. Paddy’s Day

With Saint Patrick’s Day fast approaching, you may be on the hunt for some excellent Irish whiskeys to appropriately celebrate the day! Look no further! I’ve compiled a list of 5 delicious Irish Whiskeys ranging all price points and styles. Try one or try them all – you’ll be glad you did! Slane  A blendedContinue reading “5 Irish Whiskeys for St. Paddy’s Day”

Maureen Robinson – Master Blender for Diageo

Diageo is the world’s biggest whisky producer (although they provide other drinks, as well) with over 200 brands under their umbrella. Maureen Robinson has been working in the whisky industry, and with Diageo, for over 40 years. She is Diageo’s Master Blender and oversees Single Malts, blends, as well as their yearly Special Releases, whichContinue reading “Maureen Robinson – Master Blender for Diageo”

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”

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”