Everybody knows that modest amounts of red wine and even chocolate are good for your health, but did you know evidence points to a wee dram of whisky being good for your health too?! Cancer clinics and other researchers have discovered that the ellagic acid that is naturally present in most single malts can in fact absorb rogue cells in the body, some of which can be pre-cancerous. So enjoy the health benefit of a nice single malt, but just don’t go too far!
Fancy a ‘Cold’ Toddy?
As the winter sets in it is understandable that whisky lovers will be taking every opportunity to warm themselves with a nice ‘hot toddy. Which is why we teamed up with one of the leading Winter Holiday travel agents in the UK, Mark Warner, to bring you some great whisky options for those cold nights.
Salmond Goes Fishing
Change could be on the horizon for Scotland with the issue of independence being a main talking point. Either way First Minister Alex Salmond is not resting on his laurels and a trip to China could help boost trade between the countries.
Toe-ing the Line
There is nothing wrong with towns having a bit of tradition and history. However, some traditions leave a lot to be desired like that in Dawson City, Yukon, Canada. Here there is a drink that has become legend called the Sourtoe Cocktail, a shot of whisky served with a mummified human toe in it.
For whisky drinkers the biggest pleasure we get is from savouring a nice glass in a timely manner. We like taking our time to enjoy the complicated tastes on offer. Many people see it as quite a responsible way of drinking. More and more we’re seeing a better awareness about thinking smartly when it comes […]
Ok maybe this isn’t to do with whisky, but let’s face it, if you’re on your summer holidays elsewhere, finding a whisky festival could be tricky! However why not switch to beer just for your hols? Check out this Maltese beer festival infograph here:
The biggest whisky festival to hit Scotland’s biggest city, will once again be taking place this autumn on November 12th. Whisky lovers both from Scotland and abroad can get the chance to sample homegrown and international whiskies.
Humans are the only species in the whole world that are highly social. It’s not a surprise that gatherings are called “social functions” and drinking to your health is “toasting” your good fortune. Well, you might want to have a better look at drinking to your health. Because far from what people are saying, drinking whisky can actually be beneficial for you, especially your brain health.
When does whisky look good? When you haven’t even opened the bottle yet. If you’re as partial to a few drams the same way we are, you like to spend some time admiring a bottle and everything about it: from the way the label is printed to the illustrations used. That’s why we thought it’d be a good idea to highlight some bottles we like based on looks alone (it’s a good thing they taste good too)