Eugenol and Guaiacol

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

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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

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the glencairn whisky glass

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

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Whisky Production and the Role of Barley

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

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Doctor Bill Lumsden from Glenmorangie

Dr Bill Lumsden Questions & Answers

In the first of five short interview 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 on Uisce Beatha

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Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique, now considered by Whisky Magazine the best single malt whisky in the world

Taiwanese Whisky Now Worlds Best

Whisky magazine has awarded the Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique the title of world’s best single malt. Making for the second year ever this prestigious award has not been held by either Scotland or Japan.

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irish distilleries

The Rise of Irish Whiskey

From being the worlds premier whiskey distiller to only two distilleries by 1978 Irish whiskey has a long way to go before it retakes the global stage but the with growth in double figures and new distilleries on the horizon Irish whiskey fans have a lot to celebrate. Find out more with Uisce Beatha

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whisky taxation

Whisky Tax Calculator

The SWA is calling for a 2% reduction in the alcohol duty in the upcoming budget. Their claim that the 80% of the price of an average bottle of Scotch is tax has made headlines, but is it accurate? Learn the truth with Uisce Beatha

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