What’s in a whisky name?

A German distillery sells Swabian single malt whisky. A name that could only evoke associations with Scottish origin, or so argues the Scotch whisky Association before the ECJ. Among other things, Scotland delights visitors with its dreamlike landscape, which is characterized mainly by rough mountains (Bens) and the wide valleys (Glens) between them. The northernmost […]

An artificial whisky tongue to rivals the connoisseurs

Unless the whisky has been adulterated with E150 then the colors found in the glass can be used to identify all sorts of whisky characteristics, such as origin, type and age. Something that, so far at least, only the most accomplished whiskey connoisseurs have been able to do so. Scientists have developed a chemical sensor […]

Understanding No Age Statement Whiskies

With the exception of caramel colouring there is perhaps no more divisive issue in the Whisky world than No Age Statements (NAS), love them or hate them there’s no denying they are fast becoming the new normal and that’s unlikely to change. Ultimately the issue is more complex than a simple right or wrong, being […]

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

From the Archive: Learn about the origin of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in this republished article by Charles MacLean

Glenfiddich’s Gravity Defying Whisky

Learn how Gravity Thinking, Glenfiddich and a host of creative mavericks created a stunning showcase “Raised in Scotland, Roused by the Caribbean” for their 21 Year Old whisky

Are all Whiskies Kosher?

Recently (at the time of writing) Johnnie Walker has been in the news for losing its kosher certification meaning it ‘may’ be unfit for Jewish consumption. Although it impacts only a fraction of global whisky drinkers the question drives straight to the heart of whisky production. Find out why whisky might not always be considered kosher with Uisce Beatha.

Ardbeg ISS Whisky is Out of this World

Its whisky Jim but not as we know it! Almost four long years after Ardbeg boldy went where no other dram has gone before the results are in. Find out more with Uisce Beatha

Whisky Tasting: The Colour

One of the first things whisky enthusiasts generally do at a tasting is to examine the colour of their whisky but what can colour really tell us? Find out more about whisky colouring and all that it implies.

Japanese Whisky Set For Takeoff

On August 16th Japan’s Suntory whisky distillery is set to follow in the footsteps of Ardbeg experimenting with zero gravity maturation experiments aboard the International Space Station (ISS)

Speyside UNESCO Hopes

With the Inclusion of France’s Champage region to the World Heritage list, Scotland’s Speyside whisky region has its eyes on equal status, find out more with Uisce Beatha

Scotland’s 115 Distillery Opens

Whisky is being produced on the site of the closed Imperial distillery once again with the official opening of the Dalmunach distillery by Nicola Sturgeon. Find out more about Scotland’s 115th distillery

Classic Malts of Scotland

Diageo’s Classic Malt range often causes confusion for inexperienced whisky drinkers due to the non-standard labeling of the whisky regions the collection is drawn from. Find out more about the classic Malts collection with Uisce Beatha