The beginner's guide to Scotch Whisky

Getting into Scottish whisky can be overwhelming — learning the difference between peated vs non-peated, types of casks and barrels, and all the different whisky regions takes a lot of research (tasting. We mean tasting). In honour of our big scotch sale, here’s our beginner’s guide to Scottish whisky!

Proper glassware and consumption

To allow your “dram” (around an ounce) of Scotch to really release its aromas, compounds and complexities and allow the whisky to be tasted properly. The Glencairn whisky glass is a perfect choice, but you can use a regular low ball glass until you’re ready to make that investment.

On the rocks, or straight?