Next Week’s Tasting: A Whisky Worldview

Next Week’s Tasting: A Whisky Worldview

When I first started drinking whisky, I found myself regularly surrounded by whisky snobs. Some were Scotch single malt purists, others were Irish and bourbon drinkers. Myself? I’m an explorer. I think to understand what each distiller has done with their unique...
Women Who Whisky 2017

Women Who Whisky 2017

A brief update to let you know more about this year’s upcoming Women Who Whisky event in Auckland. We started this annual event last year and I was delighted to sell out the venue as we toured through six exceptional whiskies that all feature prominent women as...
How To Become A Whisky Girl.

How To Become A Whisky Girl.

People often ask me, ‘how did you become a whisky girl?’┬áMostly, I imagine they expect it was my father or an ex-boyfriend, perhaps a favourite university professor who shared a dram with me and set me on the path. But they’re wrong to imagine that....
Campbeltown Malts Tasting

Campbeltown Malts Tasting

The sun is shining out of a brilliant blue sky as I wind through the curves of lower west Scotland. I have driven north and west from Glasgow, through the towns my forefathers and mothers came from and now I am heading down the Kintyre Peninsula. Already I have...
How to do Whisky Tasting

How to do Whisky Tasting

Whisky tastings are a vital part of whisky culture, whether you are brand new to the water of life or nearly embalmed in it. Think of it as foodies going to dinner at new restaurants: it’s the only practical way to experience a broader range than what most of us...