Burns Nights – Scotch Whiskey Compulsory

Burns Night celebrates the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. And to compliment any Burns Supper, a good old bottle of Scotch Whiskye is required to toast with. We have listed our top pick of whiskies, and a wee Rabbie’s Rum, that will mark the occasion. “Freedom an’ whisky gang thegither”.

An Exclusive Interview with The GlenDronach Master Distiller, Rachel Barrie

We put some questions to Rachel Barrie, Master Distiller at The GlenDronach Distillery, in an exclusive interview with TheWhiskyBarrel.com following the release of our two 1992 vintage single cask scotch whiskies. We ask Rachel about seeing her name adorn The GlenDronach range. What these special single cask bottlings ‘say’ about the distillery. And what else whets Rachel’s whistle.

Jim Murray 2019 Whisky Bible, World Whisky of the Year Is…

We’re running back towards awards season with one of the most highly noted publications of the year. Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this year and having rated over 4,600 whiskies. That’s 307 samples a year. 0.84 samples a day. Sounds do-able!

Last year saw North America crowned top of the pile again with the Colonel EH Taylor Four Grain Bourbon. Ireland (Redbreast 21 year old) and Scotland (Glen Grant 18 Year Old Rare Edition) claimed second and …

New Whiskey Blog Series – Indy Scotch Whiskey

Scotland’s Independent Scotch Whiskey bottlers are the backbone of TheWhiskyBarrel.com. We work with a carefully selected number of independents who’s quality, variation and providence are unparalleled. Discover cask strength single casks whiskies that distilleries won’t bottle or rare oak types and wood finishes that change the familiar flavour profile altogether. In this series of blogs, we will look closer at some of the Indy Bottlers that make whisky so enjoyable. #IndyScotchWhisky