Glengoyne Distillery Tour

By Steve Forrester
on October 29, 2017

Last year I was fortunate to enjoy a tour to one of Scotlands finest but lesser known distillers- Glengoyne distillery. A maker of some of Scotlands top whiskys.

The unusual thing about this distillery is that it sits on the very border of the Highlands whisky region, in fact, it’s right in the middle of that border. The main distillery sits on one side of the road, firmly planted in Highlands...

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16 Reasons Why You Should Be Drinking More Whisky

By Steve Forrester
on August 21, 2016

Anyone with even the slightest hint of intelligence and sanity knows that whisky is the greatest invention since fire. It soothes the mind, relaxes the body, and warms even the coldest, most curmudgeonly heart. 

We agree with Willie Nelson and Toby Keith: Beer is for horses, whisky is for MEN (not that there’s anything wrong with beer)!

Of course, we always believe that whisky should be consumed...

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Is It Whisky Or Whiskey?

By Steve Forrester
on July 27, 2016

Whisky. Nectar of the gods. Morning dew of the barrel. Rain from heaven. Sit back, pour yourself a glass, grab your tobacco smoking device of choice, and ponder the mysteries of the universe. If you’re the smooth, super-spy type, have it on the rocks with a side of espionage. If you’re more of rough ‘n tumble leatherneck, sip it neat while chomping on a cigar. Whatever your preference, after a...

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How to make a Whisky Sour

By Steve Forrester
on July 20, 2016

A whisky sour is a classic whisky cocktail and a must for anyone who wants to add a little bit of whisky flair to a cocktail party. 

Here is a pretty simple recipe to get you started

Ingredients

  • 60ml of a good quality bourbon (I've used Maker's Mark and Woodford Reserve; both are pretty reasonable and look nice on the shelf).
  • 20-25ml of lemon juice. If you can freshly squeeze the lemons yourself...

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A Year in review of The Whisky Order

By Steve Forrester
on April 20, 2016

Hey Folks - Welcome to The Whisky Order: A Year in Review.

Holy Shit! I can’t believe it’s been a year already!

It’s been such a surreal experience to grow this business from a small idea to one that has now shipped thousands of whisky packs to over 20 countries and taught me so many lessons about running a business and well….life. 

First Orders for The Whisky Order

I can still remember the moment...

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Auchentoshan Distillery Tour. Scotland's distillery tours.

By Jim Taylor
on March 18, 2016

My Auchentoshan Distillery Tour

By Guest Author - Jim Taylor.

I’d popped up to visit friends in Glasgow for a few days and found that I had a day free for a bit of sightseeing - and what else should one do when in Scotland, but take in a distillery tour. As a relative newbie to the wonderful world of whisky, my knowledge of the location of distilleries isn’t very good but I knew that Auchentoshan...

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What is Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible? An overview of Jim Murray

By Steve Forrester
on February 24, 2016

Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is the premier book for whisky analysis in the world. Its claimed that it is the world’s leading whisky guide. The question arises then - who exactly is this Jim Murray and what makes him the foremost expert source for all things whisky?

A Little Background

Jim Murray is a journalist who got his start through writing for a variety of British press publications. In early...

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An Enjoyable Whisky Drinking Experience Examined

By Steve Forrester
on February 24, 2016

The drinking of whisky is part art and part science. Whisky is meant to be enjoyed and savoured, and the experience of drinking really choice whisky can be ruined if your environment, method or temperament is wrong. Through some minor changes, the entire experience of drinking whisky can be enhanced immeasurably.  

Choosing the Right Room

Consider the environment in which the drink is consumed. In...

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A Beginner’s Guide to Tasting Scotch

By Steve Forrester
on February 24, 2016

There’s a plethora of information out there for wine drinkers on how to taste wine, so why isn’t there a guide for beginners on how to taste the sweetest of nectars – Scotch whisky? Here’s a quick guide to get you experiencing the best of your Scotch and understanding its unique tastes, flavours and aromas.

WHAT IS SCOTCH?

Scotch is much like most other whiskies that have been aged for at least...

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What the heck is a whisky stone?

By Steve Forrester
on February 24, 2016

Whisky consumption has a propensity to stir up a litany of opinions from casual drinkers and savants alike. The subject of ice has been at the centre of many of those debates since the dawn of time. Putting ice cubes into a glass of whisky can negatively influence the taste of the beverage in addition to diluting its ingredients. While most prefer their beverages to be served below room...

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