A beautiful blog written by Paula Arthur, long time whisky fan and expert. Paula is a veteran of Islay’s festival so who better to share her wisdom, top-tips and memories. Paula has been with us for 13 years and you’ll usually find her surrounded by her beloved whiskies in our shop! … More Whisky Month, a region at a time, Islay
Bring friends together over a dram, either at home or virtually.
Here are all the hints and tips you’ll need on how to put together a whisky tasting to remember. … More How to host a Scotch Whisky Tasting Party
Discover the beautiful remote Campbeltown distilleries on the Kintyre peninsula. Find out more about the turbulent history of the whisky industry and its hidden gems. … More Whisky Month, a region at a time, Campbeltown
Speyside is “malt whisky country”, discover some interesting facts about this iconic region, when to visit and what to expect from these single malts. … More Whisky month, a region at a time, Speyside
Baking and cooking experiments and successes from our team during lock-down. … More Lock-down recipes from our “SWEople”
Discover the distilleries of the Scottish Highlands and some interesting facts and stories. … More Whisky Month, a region at a time. The Scottish Highlands
The distilleries of the Scottish Lowlands, some facts, meanings and pronunciation … More Whisky Month, a region at a time. The Lowlands
Discover our team’s perfect whisky region to spend lockdown? … More Whisky Month 2020 – which region would you choose for lock-down?!
The ultimate Scotch whisky emoji quiz to keep you test your whisky knowledge and your cryptic skills! … More Scotch Whisky Emoji Quiz!
Our team have come up with a sequel to our last whisky quiz, this one may be even harder! Challenge yourself and see how many of these questions you can get right, or why not make a virtual quiz night out of it, grab your friends and family and try it out on them! … More The Ultimate Whisky Quiz: Part 2 (this one is tricky!)
Ideas to celebrate whisky month and world whisky day during lock-down. From whisky craft projects to running your own virtual tasting. … More Celebrate Whisky Month and World Whisky Day with some whisky themed lock-down fun!
If you enjoy any sweet treat and whisky pairing there is no-one more experienced than Heather! Her tray-bake recipes are legendary in our staff room at coffee break – you’ll enjoy making this one. … More Heather’s Orange Fudge Slice
We gathered up as much as we could and brought it home to make in to a zingy pesto. It’s super easy to make and only takes 5 minutes. It’s lovely on fresh sourdough and goes surprisingly well with fajitas!” … More Lucy’s wild garlic pesto
I love making different pasta sauces, but realised, as we needed to start rationing to various degrees, that I can make even more delicious pasta sauces (‘sugo’ in Italian) with fewer ingredients. This consequently opened the door to create even more sugo variations – all based around wild garlic from our garden as the central … More Pietro’s wild garlic “sugo” pasta sauce
These cheese scones are a classic Scottish dish with a special Scotch whisky take using your store cupboard single malt or blend of choice. … More Paula’s boozy whisky cheese scones