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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 […]

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Girvan grain whisky

Signatory Vintage 1998 Ayrshire Grain Whisky

Single grain whiskies often tend to get overlooked in favour of malt whiskies, completely understandable but also an incredible shame as this Signatory Vintage demonstrates, light and gentle but with enough complexity to make it interesting. Find out more about this Girvan release with Uisce Beatha

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Is whisky always Kosher?

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.

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Dalwhinnie 15

Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old

The Dalwhinnie is part of Diagio’s Classic malts range and easily one of the most accessible whiskies on the market, perfect for a first timer but with enough complexities to be interesting to the more experienced palate. Discover one of Jim Murray’s liquid gold offerings.

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Caol Ila 12 year old Islay Whisky

Caol Ila 12

There are some fantastic whiskies made on Islay most of which are eye wateringly priced, and the best are found everywhere but not all. Discover the underrated and overlooked Islay gem that is the Coal Ila 12 year old with Uisce Beatha.

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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.

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wjisky experiments

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)

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speyside whisky region

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

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