Category | Whisky Brands

Ardbeg Single Islay Malt – Eight of the Best

Posted on 09 February 2008

Ardbeg Whisky has always been ranked very highly here at Online Whisky Shop so much so that we have decided to put together our eight top single malts from the Islay distillery which we believe everyone should try if they can.

In no particular order –

Ardbeg 10 Year Old

Ardbeg 10 Year Old is a distillery bottling [...]

Johnnie Walker Blended Whisky

Posted on 05 February 2008

Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker is probably the most famous and well known name in the world of whisky with around 150 million bottles consumed each year in over 200 countries. The USA is the biggest market for the brand but it is also very popular in Australia, Greece and Spain. It is a blended [...]

The Famouse Grouse Blended Whisky

Posted on 04 February 2008

The Famous Grouse

Scotland’s biggest selling whisky since 1980 – ‘Grouse’ as it was originally known is a blended whisky containing both grain and malt whiskies. It was first produced in Perth by William Gloag in around 1860.
The taste is warm but soft with a finish exhibiting just a hint of peatiness and perhaps [...]

Jim Beam American Whiskey

Posted on 04 February 2008

Jim Beam Distillery

American Bourbon whiskey was first distilled in the late 1700’s by settlers in Kentucky using excess corn from their fields.
One such settler was Jim Beam who sold his first barrel in 1795 as ‘Old Jake Beam Sour Mash’ and this same recipe is still sold today as Jim Beam Kentuckey Straight Bourbon [...]

Bushmills Blended and Malt Irish Whiskey

Posted on 04 February 2008

Bushmills Distillery

Founded in 1784 the Bushmills distillery is the oldest working distillery in Ireland and the oldest licensed distillery in the world no less. The full production process from distillation to maturing and bottling are all carried out on the one site.
Found in the town of Bushmills in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland near [...]

Ginkgo Japanese Blended Malt

Posted on 29 January 2008

Ginkgo Japanese Blended Malt

A blended malt made through the marriage of single malts from various Japanese distilleries, which in itself makes this a rarity as Japanese distilleries are normally particularly insular. Ginkgo is put together by the expert hand of Ichiro Akuto.
This is ultra smooth and smoky and a favourite of ours with a complex [...]

Glenmorangie Single Malt

Posted on 29 January 2008

Glenmorangie Distillery

Glenmorangie in gaelic means ‘Glen of Tranquility’ and the distillery is indeed to be found in tranquil countryside overlooking the Dornoch Firth, near Tain in the north of Scotland. Legal distillation commenced in 1843 although it appears that illegal stills were present from 1700 onwards.
Glenmorangie is the second largest producer of single [...]

Glenfiddich Single Malt

Posted on 28 January 2008

Glenfiddich Distillery

The Glenfiddich whisky distillery based at Dufftown, Speyside in the north of Scotland was founded in 1876 by William Grant and is still owned by the Grant family to this day. It is the biggest selling single malt whisky in the world accounting for around 30% of all sales and being sold in [...]

The Macallan Single Malt

Posted on 28 January 2008

The Macallan Distillery

The Macallan distillery was founded in 1824 at Craigellachie, Banffshire in the Highlands of Scotland and from the early days the malt produced became renowned amongst whisky blenders for providing the finish or ‘top dressing’ to their blend and it is found in several of the top blends to this day.
In [...]

Laphroaig Single Malt

Posted on 27 January 2008

Laphroaig Distillery

Laphroaig Distillery is situated in Port Ellen at the south end of the beautiful Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland. Established in 1815 Laphroaig is perhaps the best known of the Islay malts which are generally regarded as having a character and individuality all of their own.
Rumoured to [...]