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Whisky 101

If you're new to whisky, want to know what the difference between whisky and whiskey is, or you're just looking to learn a little more about how whisky is made, our simple Whisky 101 Guide is just what you're looking for.

  • WHAT'S IN A NAME

  • Irish Whiskey
    Bourbon & Rye Whiskey
  • WHAT'S YOUR FLAVOUR?

  • Light & Floral

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    These easy-drinking single malt whiskies have delicate flavours and are light, crisp and fragrant, like freshly cut grass. The 12-year old Glenlivet is a light and floral whisky – perfect on a warm summer’s day.

    Fruity & Spicy

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    These versatile and medium-bodied single malts are characterised by fruity, honey and spice flavours. Try the 15-year old Dalwhinnie to get your fix of fruity and spicy whisky flavours.

    Rich & Rounded

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    These rich single malt whiskies are perfect for after dinner drinks. They have a deep and sweet nature and overtones of dried fruits and nuts, like the 12-year old Singleton distilled in the distillery of Dufftown in the Speyside.

    Full-bodied & Smoky

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    A well-known example from Islay is the Lagavulin 16-year old single malt – a whisky that’s big and bold in character, with powerful smoke and peat flavours. Warms you from the inside on a cold winter’s evening.

  • MAKING WHISKY

  • WHISKY TASTING TIPS