The Whisky Buzz

Highlands – Romance and Mystery

When we think of Scotland, we immediately think of the Highlands. Rugged mountains, mysterious lakes, tartans, clans, and.... whisky. Lots of whisky. About one quarter of Scotland's whisky is produced in this vast, sparsely populated region. Rob Roy hailed from the Highlands. So did William Wallace. And, of course, James Bond. What fascinates me about … Continue reading Highlands – Romance and Mystery

India – A Different Kind of Whisky

Indian Whisky Brands - Not Household Names Outside of India It's time to take stock of just where we are. Christmas? Check. Got five bottles of whisky under the tree. New Years? Broke into three of them. January? Cold. Big snowstorm. Then really cold. No body is going anywhere. Hunkered down for the season.I think … Continue reading India – A Different Kind of Whisky

– Have a Holly Jolly Christmas –

Whisky Ideas to Make your Christmas Bright If you want to be a real whisky enthusiast, , then you need to take advantage of every opportunity. Like Christmas, when the giving spirit abounds. So ,if you're looking for ideas on what cool stuff to get this year, or if you are trying to shop for … Continue reading – Have a Holly Jolly Christmas –

– It’s a Women’s Whisky World –

Fawn Weaver of Uncle Nearest Whisky In the 1860's, When former slave, Nathan 'Nearest' Green, became the first head distiller at the Jack Daniels Distillery and the first African American head distiller in the United States, I doubt if he envisioned that Fawn Weaver, 150 years later, would name her distillery after him. And that … Continue reading – It’s a Women’s Whisky World –

– The Great Women of Whisky –

Bessie Williamson of Laphroaig As we saw in the last article, the Robertson sisters were definitely icons in the world of whisky. But there have been others. Like Elizabeth "Bessie" Williamson. Born in 1910 in Glasgow, her family had no connection to the whisky business until Bessie got a summer job as a typist at … Continue reading – The Great Women of Whisky –

The Spirits of Giving

The Story of the Robertson Trust The Robertson Sisters of the Edrington Group Like most folks, I drink whisky because I like the taste. And, there's no fuss, no politics, nothing negative or complicated about a great dram. But every now and then, I come across a story that warms my heart and gives me … Continue reading The Spirits of Giving

– Still Alive and Well –

The Old Pot Still at the Midleton Distillery in Cork, Ireland A Brief History of Stills and How They Came to Be The whisky still. Heart and soul of an industry. A time honored tradition. But how much time? If we look at stills as we know them today - those magnificent copper works of … Continue reading – Still Alive and Well –

– ‘Tis the Season –

Welcome back to another Whiskylove season. After a summer of beaches, boating, and sunshine, we can now get back to The Season. Whisky season. Cooler nights, warm fires, good friends, and your favorite dram.So what essential whisky information do we have in store for this year? Well, in Whiskylove Season 1, we focussed on the … Continue reading – ‘Tis the Season –

– World Whisky Day 2021 –

May 15, 2021 is World Whisky Day Today is Saturday, May 15 – World Whisky Day. IOn honor of this hallowed occasion, I've reprinted last year's Whisky Day Post, with a few minor updates. Started in 2012 by Blair Bowman, a University of Aberdeen student, World Whisky Day has been endorsed by the Scottish Parliament … Continue reading – World Whisky Day 2021 –