18 May 2024
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What is single malt whisky?

Often considered ‘superior’ among aficionados, single malt whisky has been made in Scotland since the 18th and 19th centuries. But what actually makes a single malt unique?

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100 Whisky Facts

Need some whisky trivia to impress? Or still getting your head around the category? Here are 100, wonderful and wacky facts about whisky capable of stunning even the most seasoned of drinkers.

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What is Scotch?

What exactly is it that makes whisky Scotch, and what else should you know? Here are nine Scotch FAQs

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What is peated whisky? An introduction and short history

Peated whisky is given a smoky flavour by compounds which are released by the peat fires used to dry malted barley. The Length and intensity of exposure to the peat smoke dictates the strength of this flavour as do the characteristics of the peat itself. But how did this style of whisky come into being and why has it now so popular?

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