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Scotch Whisky Distillery Map: Discover the Hidden Gems and Legendary Distilleries of Scotland’s Whisky Trail

Venture on a whisky journey through the stunning landscapes of Scotland with our beautifully designed Scotch Whisky Distillery Map. This comprehensive guide invites you to explore and visit some hidden distilleries and legendary producers that define Scotland’s iconic Whisky Trail.  By 2023, there were 145 whisky distilleries in Scotland. However, not all of them are open…

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February 15, 2024

5 World Whisky Categories you need to try

Whisky is made out of three simple ingredients: water, yeast and cereals, which are then mashed, fermented, distilled and matured. However, history and developments across the industry have produced marked differences in styles across the main producing countries, where techniques and flavours reflect the local gastronomy, geography and culture. Although nowadays, the landscape of whisky…

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November 9, 2023

What are the Scotch Whisky Regions? Unveiling the key differences

Scotland is well known for its scenic landscapes, castles, and lochs, but its unique whisky stands out internationally. The rich flavour, the reputation for quality and the traditional methods of scotch whisky production contribute to its popularity and distinctive taste. Scotland is split into five whisky regions which are differentiated by the unique taste of…

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June 22, 2023

Nc’nean Single Malt – What is Organic Whisky?

Consumption trends in the drinks industry are changing. Demand for sustainable and organic products is growing worldwide, and many examples within the beer and wine industries can be easily found in shops and supermarkets. The whisky industry seems to be more aware of this than ever before, and some exciting players are now stepping into…

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March 27, 2023

Scotch Whisky Tax Hike Delivers Historic Blow: What You Need to Know

Imagine you are a whisky enthusiast who enjoys a glass of Scotch every now and then. You appreciate the history, the diverse flavours and the craftsmanship behind every bottle. Now imagine that the government will increase your favourite drink’s tax by 10.1%, making it more expensive and less accessible for you and millions of other…

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March 21, 2023

Where was Whisky Galore filmed?

Where was Whisky Galore filmed? As whisky enthusiasts, we are big fans of everything around the legendary drink. If you have attended any of our whisky tours or distillery tours, you would remember that music and films are subjects we are also passionate about, even more so when whisky is involved. In the following article,…

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February 7, 2023

Whisky Route #5: A Hebridean Whisky Trail

Whisky Route 5: A Hebridean Whisky Trail After dipping our taste buds into the flavours of mainland Scotland, it is now time to sail off and make our way through one of the most precious treasures of this country: the western isles. Scotland’s majestic and windswept west coast is fragmented in hundreds of scattered islands…

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July 6, 2022

Whisky Route #4: The Lowlands

Whisky Route 4: The Lowlands, a Reviving Whisky Region If there is a region that has seen its whisky landscape transformed in the last two decades, it surely is the Lowlands. Historically a hotspot of whisky merchants, the area produced a spirit which was considered poor in quality, a reputation caused by distillers who would…

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June 27, 2022

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Hey everyone! Father’s Day is almost upon us (on June 16 this year, do not forget!), and we know you will all be looking for some original ways to celebrate the fathers in your life. So, we thought of a few great gift ideas for the whisky-loving dads around the world. A great whisky bottle…

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June 8, 2022

Whisky Experience at Home with Once Upon a Whisky

Welcome on board! At Once Upon A Whisky, we are passionate about sharing the stories behind the water of life, especially those that fascinated us the most. This is why we have launched a collection of exclusive tasting sets. Come with us on a fascinating whisky journey around the world, where you can try some…

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April 25, 2022

Whisky Route #3: The Highlands 

Whisky Route 3: Whisky hopping across the Highlands When someone mentions Scotland in a conversation, the image that will most likely materialise in the minds of the surrounding talkers is that of vast wild, almost prehistoric landscapes, covered in heather and rocks: that postcard image which is the Highlands. As far as whisky is concerned,…

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March 24, 2022

Top 5 Whisky Books to celebrate World Book Day 2022

Our Top 5 Whisky Books to celebrate World Book Day 2022 It is a core belief for us that one of the best things about whisky (well, taste and aroma aside) is learning about it – how it’s made and the stories behind it. With World Book Day happening a few days ago, we had…

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March 19, 2022

Whisky Posters: The Movie Collection

Whisky Posters: The Movie Collection In Once Upon a Whisky, we truly believe that whisky appreciation goes beyond the liquid itself. Part of our goal as whisky enthusiasts and educators is to share our passion for whisky from different perspectives. Please, allow me to introduce you to our most recent development. A set of 5…

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May 3, 2021

How to Become a Scotch Whisky Expert?

First, let me clarify that this article encourages you to continue expanding your knowledge in the world of whisky regardless of your level of appreciation. It is also important to say that becoming an expert in any field requires time, dedication, and passion. In the following article, I don’t pretend to say that after taking…

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April 12, 2021

Women in Whisky on International Women’s Day

Women in Whisky on International Women’s Day In a world where gender inequalities are still present across countless aspects of our lives, it’s important to challenge and address these issues every day of the year and in every way we can. However, today’s date, March 8th, has a special significance in history and allows…

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March 8, 2021

Whisky Route #2: Speyside

Whisky Route 2: The Malt Whisky Trail – Speyside [World’s Whisky Capital] Stretching out from the shores of the Moray Firth to the mountains of the Cairngorms National Park, the malt whisky trail in Speyside is an almost compulsory destination for the whisky lover. Being the most densely distillery-populated region of Scotland (more than fifty…

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October 15, 2020

Whisky Route #1: A Whisky Tour Accross Scotland’s North Coast 500 [NC500]

Whisky Route 1: A Whisky Tour Across Scotland’s North Coast 500 [NC500] All around the world, a movement of whisky enthusiasts and whisky tours is snowballing, with more and more people embarking on a pilgrimage to the homeland of Scotch. A trip through Scotland is also a concoction of jaw-dropping landscapes, so beautiful and almost…

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September 3, 2020