There are many excellent whisky sites on the web, however, during our research we found the following to be amongst the most useful...
The website of the famous Magazine, features an excellent collection of tasting notes on whiskes from around the world by noted whisky experts Michael Jackson and David Broome (amongst others.) One of the webs great whisky sites.
The website of the America's favourite Whisky Magazine.
Dedicated to promoting Scotland and its national drink. If you are a whisky enthusiast or just want to experience whisky on a trip to Scotland, this site will be an invaluable reference.
"It's about Single Malts, about the Brora distillery, about Music, about Old Motorcycles, about enjoying life in general..."
A personal but well researched and comprehensive website of whisky facts including details on virtually every distillery as well as good maps & production diagrams.
A web-zine dedicated to single malt Scotch Whisky by twelve 'malt maniacs' from across the world, offering some entertaining and idiosyncratic opinions on the best & worst of the whisky world.
The ultimate online guide to Scotland. This site is a combination of
visitor guide, accommodation listing and business directory with many
entries for distilleries and an abundance of photographs.
The Tasmanian Whisky Appreciation Society is a Whisky society where the members meet to sniff & sip some great Single Malt Whiskies in a relaxed but serious way. It is open for everybody who's interested in whisky. It also offers current weather conditions at major Scottish distillery towns!
| ||Appreciating Whisky.|
From Phillip Hills, founder of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, comes this excellent introduction to Scotch whisky. By not dumbing down his subject, Hills' book will maintain the interest of even seasoned whisky buffs throughout.
"... from its chemistry to its
culture...He goes straight to the heart of the matter with admirable
dispatch, revealing how the communion of barley, water, peat and oak
creates a spirit of unique complexity. If there was ever a Master of
Whisky course, this would be the primer to have at your elbow". - Derek Cooper, Food writer.
| ||Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.|
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible is arguably the most comprehensive and
thoroughly researched guide to the world's whiskies ever written. No
more than you would expect from the world's most famous whisky
evangelist. Honest, forthright, passionate and proudly independent, Jim Murray tastes and rates around 3500 whiskies from around the world in each edition. An invaluable and instant source of
reference to the consumer, the whisky industry and drinks trade alike.
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If your love of whisky extends beyond Scotland, Nicks Wine Merchants also stock an exotic range of whiskies from America, Canada, Ireland, Wales, Australia and Japan. Search www.nicks.com.au for tasting notes, pricing and availability of all products, or Freecall 1800 069 295. You can also find more free articles on whisky, liqueurs and wine at www.nicks.com.au, including the following:
|Irish Whiskey - The Spirit of the Emerald Isles.|
The Irish claim (with some justification), to have actually invented whiskey. Certainly, the Scots most likely learned about distilling from the Irish (though they are loath to admit it). While the production of Irish whiskies is broadly similar to that of Scotch, there are important differences that bring about its famous silky mouthfeel & lightness. This article also outlines the troubled history behind Ireland's too often neglected spirit.
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Bourbon & Rye Whiskey -
Spirit of the Wild West.
Bourbon holds a special place in American culture. Its origins are linked to the beginnings of the country. In the late 1700's, "Scotch-Irish" settlers streamed westward taking their household arts with them, including the art of distilling. From the mid-west emerged not one but several styles of North American Whiskey which we now generically refer to as 'Bourbon.' This article includes an introduction to these various styles as well as covering the history and production techniques of America's favourite whiskey.
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In compiling this primer, general information has also been sourced from the following sites: