Whisky Fundementals

What Is The Angels Share?

Not just a film by Ken Loach the Angels Share also refers to the alcohol lost while the whisky is maturing, Learn more about the Angels share with Uisce Beatha & Glenfiddich

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

The Tragedy of Flavoured Whisky

Flavoured whisky has hit the market and Brown-Forman CEO is advising Scottish distillers to jump on the band wagon. Find out why this would be a tragedy with Uisce Beatha

Whisky Myths Dispelled

There is a lot of misinformation and misconception out there about whisky which can predjudice your whisky world view and deprive you the excitement of exploration, explore the most popular whisky myths with Uisce Beatha