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What is chill filtering and why do they chill filter whisky?

Chill filtering is the practice of cooling the whisky all the way down to 0°C, or lower for blended whisky, so you can filter out potential sediments (fatty acids, proteins and esters) created in the distillation process or passed along … Continue reading

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What is a Replica Scotch?

A replica Scotch is one that was created to recreate the experience of a famous bottle. Do you remember a few years back when they discovered three crates of Scotch whisky underneath the Ernest Shackleton hut in Antactica? Ernest Shackleton … Continue reading

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Best Scotch Whisky Books

When I was in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, I stopped by their duty free shop (the one right through the security checkpoint) to see what they had. It was a beautifully set up little area for single malt scotches. I wish … Continue reading

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What is the smokiest peatiest scotch whisky?

Smoke! Peat! Phenols! Once you enjoy a peaty scotch in front of a roaring fire, there are fewer things better. There’s just something about staring at the flicker of the flames and enjoying a dram. Chances are you’ve had some … Continue reading

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What does triple distilled mean and does it matter?

Auchentoshan bills itself (the Long Version explanation is absolutely fascinating) as the only triple distilled single malt scotch. It’s one of those phrases that gets used in marketing and I never really knew what impact it had on whisky. The … Continue reading

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