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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

10 things to do in Glasgow [off-the-beaten-path]

The dark ages are long gone, and we can finally celebrate life again. If you’re planning a visit to Glasgow and are looking forward to enjoying a drink or two – sipping on a Prosecco under the sun or an Old Fashioned under the rain – then you should check out this blog. It offers…

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November 16, 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

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

How does maturation impact whisky flavour?

“The older, the better” – How often have we come across this belief when talking about whisky in a shop, at a tasting or at home? In maturation, which is the process of leaving a spirit in a cask for a certain period (minimum three years for Scotch whisky) to extract flavour and colour, age…

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August 5, 2022

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

Whisky Experience at Home with Once Upon a Whisky

An insider’s guide to our whisky experience at home with an exclusive tasting set 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 just launched our brand new, exclusive tasting pack. Come…

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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 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

The 7 BEST virtual whisky tours you can do at home for free (2020)

The 7 BEST virtual whisky tours you can do at home for free (2020) The following article highlights some of the best virtual whisky tours you can do at home for free during the lockdown. I have checked several online tours and concluded that these are the most exciting and informative virtual experiences you can…

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May 25, 2020

On the whisky trail in Edinburgh

On the whisky trail in Edinburgh Over the centuries, Edinburgh has become renowned for its intellectual and scientific achievements. Yet, the Athens of the north, as it is affectionately known, has played an equally significant role in transforming Scotch whisky into the global brand we know and love today. In the mid-nineteenth century, Andrew Usher…

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August 27, 2019

Where to Drink WHISKY in Glasgow?

Glasgow, a fantastic place for whisky appreciation and enjoyment. You might have heard about the industrial history of the city, a famous place for shipbuilding and the hub for merchants and entrepreneurs of all kinds. Back in the 19th century, Glasgow was well known as the second most important city of the British empire and…

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June 17, 2019