A couple of weeks ago, Nikka Whisky From The Barrel - one of the world’s best selling Japanese whiskies - lost its ability to actually call itself a “Japanese Whisky”. Yep, you read that right: the world-renowned whisky from Japan will no longer be called Japanese Whisky. Why is that? Well, in February 2021, a... Continue Reading →
Whisky Business: Japan vs Scotland – A Side-By-Side Comparison
Over the past couple of decades the world market has seen a strong rise to prominence for Japanese whiskies. Japan is currently the third largest national producers of whisky (behind Scotland and the US respectively) and there are countless volumes written about how it compares to the traditional Scotch whiskies. If you actually look into... Continue Reading →
The world has spoken in 2015…
...and it has said "Ho ta lah!" - or at least that's the closest phonetic spelling I can find for the Taiwanese equivalent to cheers! Yes, the World Whisky Awards for 2015 were held recently to determine the best whiskies in the world across a multitude of categories and they have awarded their top... Continue Reading →
Whisky: Scotch Independence?
As we approach 18th Sept 2014, the debate rages on throughout Scotland and the UK about whether or not the Scots should vote for Scottish independence. For whisky drinkers, this mirrors one question that has often considered too: do I stick to just scotch whisky or not? The answer is that only you can really... Continue Reading →