Glossary of Terms

To aid those who are curious about the terminology that is used in the whisky industry or on this and other whisky-related sites, I’ve developed this glossary that will be continually added to and updated. Age Statement: An age on a label which refers to the youngest component. ABV (Alcohol by Volume): The alcoholic content…

How Whisky is Made

My last article regarding the process of whisky covered maturation and some of the casks used for such, but there’s so much more that goes into the making of whisky that I of course wouldn’t want to leave out. This article will cover all of the other processes that go into making the spirit we…

How to Store Whisky

As whisky lovers we all know how common it is to have a few bottles open simultaneously. If you’ve ever gone back to one of your bottles and thought it wasn’t quite what you remembered, there’s a good chance that it isn’t. Whisky can change overtime, especially if it’s not been stored or taken care…

Types of Casks & the Maturation Process

In my article titled “Different Categories of Scotch Whisky,” I mentioned that I would explain more about the different types of casks that are used in the production of Scotch whisky. My goal of this article is to do just that. The maturation process is wonderful and unique in many ways. It is how New Make…

Different Categories of Scotch Whisky

One of my brothers (I have many) recently asked if I could recommend a whisky for a friend of his. As I started to gather some information he started to become curious of the different categories of Scotch Whisky. I thought that this would lead to a good topic for DGT in case anyone else…