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24/01/2023
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The Best Whisky for Burns Night

Every good whisky has an incredible story to tell. We think the following question deserves serious consideration: how do you choose the best whisky for Burns Night? The answer connects royalty to a farming lad. Some say the best whisky is what pairs nicely with haggis and other traditional foods eaten on Burns Night. Some just make lists of whiskies they prefer. We think it’s best to go a little deeper and choose a whisky that Burns himself may have enjoyed and perhaps even Bonnie Prince Charles and Sir Walter... Read More

17/01/2023
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A Wild Harmony: The History of Highland Park

Standing high above Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands is a distillery steeped in a rich heritage, Highland Park. The malt masters at Highland Park have been producing signature Scotch from the same site for more than two centuries. From an illicit still in 1798 to now being one of Scotland’s biggest globally recognised Scotch distilleries, the Highland Park journey is deep rooted in tradition and topography. Here at Whisky Kingdom, we’re proud to stock a large variety of outstanding bottles from the legendary Highland Park distillery. Let’s explore the history... Read More

11/01/2023
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The history of Rudolf Jelínek: Family feuds, troubled takeovers, and a revolutionary recovery

Known globally for the production of ​​slivovitz, a brandy made from damson plums, Rudolf Jelínek is a brand underpinned by a long and rich heritage. Producing the fruit spirit from Vizovice in the Zlín Region of the Czech Republic for centuries, the Rudolf Jelínek journey has been turbulent yet inspiring. Here at Whisky Kingdom, we’re passionate about bringing you the widest selection of spirits, from tried and tested favourites to rare or up-and-coming labels – and knowing a thing or two about the brands behind the bottles makes sampling them... Read More

06/12/2022
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International Vodka Day: Celebrate all things vodka

Known as the Water of Life, vodka is one of the most signature spirits across the globe. It’s a firm favourite as a strong shot, or as the foundation of some truly classic cocktails… Think, sweet and sour Cosmopolitans, dry or fruity vodka Martinis, and rich and creamy White Russians. Here at Whisky Kingdom, we’re celebrating International Vodka Day – October 4th – by exploring the spirit’s long history and remarkable versatility… The history of vodka Originating more than a thousand years ago in Russia and Eastern Europe, an area... Read More

06/12/2022
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Fire & Ice: Vodka from the depths of the Swiss Alps

Made with pure alpine water, using a continuous distillation process for a smooth finish, and bottled in Switzerland, Fire & Ice is a truly unique vodka. Combining premium raw materials with new-generation alcohol made from biologically pure wheat and rye grains, this breakthrough distillery has created an alcohol with the lowest trace of impurities on the market. Crystal clear alpine water and naturally rich elements, such as minerals and precious metals, from deep within the Swiss Alps create this premium spirit. Here at Whisky Kingdom, we’re big fans of Fire... Read More

29/11/2022
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Discover Bowmore, the first Islay distillery

You don’t get more original than Bowmore. As the first licensed distillery on Islay, the legendary Bowmore Distillery has been showcasing true craftsmanship that encapsulates the remote Scottish island for more than two centuries. Pioneers, history makers, and true masters, the talented folk at Bowmore have cemented this label as a world-renowned distillery. Dedicated to keeping traditional processes and technology in use, this distillery is a truly unique one to explore… The history of Bowmore Scotch This legendary distillery has a long and rich heritage. Let’s start at the beginning…... Read More

30/09/2022

The King of Tennessee: Discover the Jack Daniel Distillery

A staple part of American history, the production of whiskey dates back to the 1700s when rye was first used to create the spirit in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Rapidly becoming a promising market, a tax levy was introduced which sparked resistance and a movement known as the ‘Whiskey Rebellion’. It wasn’t until the next century that Jack Daniel’s was officially founded, but this iconic label is globally recognised as a leader in US whiskey production. Despite Kentucky-based Buffalo Trace Distillery claiming to be America’s oldest continuously running distillery, Jack... Read More

29/09/2022
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Searching for a truly unique single malt? Discover Balvenie

Dedicated to maintaining traditional whisky making processes, Balvenie is the only distillery in Scotland that still grows its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings and keeps both a coppersmith and a team of coopers on site. It doesn’t get more unique than that. Here at Whisky Kingdom, we’re big fans of this iconic Speyside distillery and its renowned collection of exceptional single malts. Let’s explore the heritage and craftsmanship behind this signature Scotch… The William Grant Way Balvenie dates back to 1892, when Speyside local William Grant built the first... Read More

16/09/2022
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Introducing Kawar: The King of Arak

A distillery owned by the same family for three generations, Kawar is most recognised for its arak. Also producing vodka, wine, and brandy, using Galilee grapes and Syrian anise, Kawar is a world leading label. The Kawar range includes multi-award-winning bottles, and the distillery has its sights set on a prosperous future with long-standing traditions meeting the innovation and creativity of the younger generation in the family. Here at Whisky Kingdom, we stock a wide range of Kawar bottles so we thought it only right that we explore the heritage... Read More

16/09/2022
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Introducing GlenDronach: One of Scotland’s founding distilleries

Nestled in the Valley of Forgue, in the East Highland Hills, is The GlenDronach Distillery. One of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland, its renowned malt masters have been creating the finest, richly-sherried single malts for almost 200 years. GlenDronach is known globally for an unwavering dedication to quality and a distinctive marriage of Highland spirit with Pedro Ximénez and Oloroso sherry casks from Andalucía in Spain. With an impressive collection underpinned by almost two centuries of expertise, GlenDronach is a distillery worth knowing more about. So, let’s explore its... Read More