whisky scotland

Did you know you could own a Scotch Whisky diploma?


The Edinburgh Whisky Academy is a new centre of learning launched to fill a vital gap in Scotch whisky education. Diplomas are said to offer participants the chance to gain a professional qualification that is fully accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. “They are brand-neutral, in-depth and, quite simply, one of a kind”. I talked to founder, managing director and fellow whisky lady Kirsty McKerrow …

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Inside The World’s Largest Scotch Whisky Collection


In the 1970’s, Claive Vidiz, a whisky enthusiast in Sao Paulo, Brazil and founder member of the Brazilian Association of Whisky Collectors, started to seek out and purchase Scotch whisky of varying type, cost and rarity. He amassed almost 3,500 bottles over 35 years. In October 2006 The Collection was purchased by Scotch whisky distiller, Diageo. When Diageo brought the Claive Vidiz Collection home to …

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Where to enjoy a good dram in Aberdeen?


I didn’t spend much time in Aberdeen during my Scottish roadtrip but the stormy weather called for some heartwarming drams (not like I need an excuse for drinking whisky but hey, it was pouring out there!)… If you see what I mean! I then took the time (not like it was any sort of constraint… Don’t get me wrong) to visit some great dramming spots… …

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