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A Guide To Gaelic Names For Distilleries

Many of Scotland’s distilleries we’re built centuries ago hence the variety of traditional names, other more recent established distilleries such as Bruichladdich continue this tradition which can result in a lot of confusion for non Gaelic speakers.

Malt Whisky Flavour Map

The malt whisky flavour map is one of the easiest ways to discover your perfect whisky, and now you can get the bottles from Master of Malt, Whisky Exchange etc. with the Uisce Beatha Whisky Flavour Map SVGFind your perfect whisky with the malt whisky flavour map

Scotch Can Only Be Made In Scotland

While it comes as no surprise to most consumers in Europe elsewhere the term Scotch is more commonly associated with a style, whisky made using malted barley, rather than with its country of origin. This has led some brands struggling to define and differentiate their offering to the market as Pure Malt Whiskey and on one poetic case Whiskey Del Bac

Jim McEwan of Bruichladdich to Retire

Jim McEwan the instantly recognisable face of Bruichladdich has announced his plans to retire in July, Learn more about Jim & his legacy with Uisce Beatha

What is Chill Filtration?

Chill filtration the process by which fatty acids are removed from a whisky prior to bottling is a common practice but one that’s not popular with a lot of enthusiasts, Learn more with Uisce Beatha

How Scotch Whisky is Made

Have you ever wanted to learn how Scotch whisky is made or what differentiates malt and grain whiskies? If so we’ve found the perfect video, with transcript. Discover the whisky making process with Uisce Beatha

Dr Bill Lumsden Questions & Answers Part 3

In the third part Glenmorangie’s five part series of videos Dr Lumsden answers questions posed to the brand across their social media profiles and via email on quality control and consistency. View the full video with transcript

Phenolic Compounds in Whisky

Phenol, Cresol, Eugenol and Guaiacol are words you’ve probably never used before and likely wont even remember but these are the primary phenolic compounds responsible for the smoky and bitter tastes you’ve no doubt discovered in your whisky. Learn more with Uisce Beatha

Glenmorangie Sells Off SMWS

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society has been sold to a group of private investors allowing Glenmorangie to focus on its Glenmorangie and Ardbeg expressions. Find out more with Uisce Beatha

The Glencairn Glass

Designed in collaboration with master blenders from five of the largest whisky distillers in Scotland the Glencairn whisky glass produced by Glencairn Crystal Ltd is fast becoming the default choice of discerning whisky drinkers, Find out more with Uisce Beatha

Barley Varietals and Whisky Production

The role played by barley in the whisky making process is often heavily overlooked, and it’s country of origin doesn’t seem to be considered by many distilleries. Fortunately a number of distilleries have embraced terroir and are not only looking very carefully at the role played by barley but producing excellent whisky as well. Find out more with Uisce Beatha

Dr Bill Lumsden Questions & Answers Continued

In the second part Glenmorangie’s five part series of videos Dr Lumsden answers questions posed to the brand across their social media profiles and via email on quality control and consistency. View the full video with transcript