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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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