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Come on a journey to Islay and discover its hidden gems. From spotting seals and dolphins off the coast to the spots where the locals eat their seafood and its utterly unique whiskies, these are the secrets which make Islay truly inspiring. Here’s a taste of what to expect and don’t forget to look out for the rare Lady Tresses’ orchids.

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Come on a journey to the Highlands and discover its hidden gems. Scotland’s largest whisky region is home to hidden waterfalls, enigmatic golden eagles and, of course, some very rare whiskies. Here’s just a taste of what to expect and don’t forget to say hello to Gary the Goat - if you’re lucky enough to spot him!

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Whisky Gifts for All the Single Malt Ladies

Whisky has been democratised. Stereotypes cast aside, there is no such thing as whiskies for him or whiskies for her.

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Whisky Gifts to Celebrate His Special Day

Not sure what whisky he likes? Or where he sits on the Great Peat Divide? We've gathered our top malt picks across a range of flavours and prices to help you make the right decision.

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Whisky Gifts to Toast A Special Occasion

Life's for celebrating. And what better way to make a special moment than with a classic single malt whisky?

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Whisky Types

Discovering the best whisky could lead you to visit every Scottish distillery, or even to bustling whisky auctions. Wherever you are on your whisky journey, a little knowledge about flavour and technique can go a long way...

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How to Make Whisky

Let us show you how whisky is made, and what makes a good whisky. An ancient process that’s been refined over centuries, and one in which so many factors can come to influence the flavour of the final product.

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The Flavour

Nearly all of the taste of whisky comes from its contact with oak casks. Though every whisky has its peak maturation point, the general rule is: younger whisky has more distillery character, older whisky more ...

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The Tasting

Which aroma and taste you bring out, how you serve it, mix and combine it: that’s all yours to decide.

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Whisky History

From ancient Greek technology to a cottage industry in Scotland, and finally a global phenomenon. The evolution of Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a lesson in ingenuity, craft and the law of unintended consequences.

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Whisky Glossary

Need to learn a little more about the language used in the world of whisky? We have developed an easy to use glossary for you to learn about the language used.

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5 malts for every whisky loving dad

Is dad a charmer? Or does he like to make a big entrance? Find the perfect whisky gift to match his personality.

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