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A Whisky Tour of Islay

The small Scottish island of Islay is one of the most unique whisky producing regions. Thanks to its isolation, the flavours produced in its whiskies is often different to any others found across Scotland, or in whiskies around the world. Islay’s whiskies are often defined by their peaty, smoky and maritime flavours because of the make-up of the island’s geography and its location in the North Atlantic ocean. Some of these whiskies are considered only palatable by experienced whisky fans, or those [...]

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The World’s Best Selling Whiskies

Whisky production has been happening since the 1400s since the “water of life” (or “firewater” to some) was first distilled in Scotland. It is now big business, both in Scotland, as well as in countries around the world – particularly Ireland, Canada, India, the USA and Japan. The largest producer is, naturally, Scotland, where single malts and blended whiskies are lovingly crafted by distilleries both big and small, some of which are hundreds of years old and well known. Their whisky is [...]

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The Most Expensive Bottles of Whisky of All Time

Whisky is a drink loved by millions around the world. Whether you prefer American, Canadian, Japanese, Irish, Scottish or any of the many other styles produced, there are so many different flavours and types to enjoy. However, for many whisky is an investment – something that can realise a huge increase in value owing to the rarity of the bottling, cask or distillery, or because of its cult status or rarity. Scotch whisky in particular has seen a massive rise in prices [...]

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Our Complete Guide to Scotland’s Whisky Distilleries

Whisky fans the world over will love this new resource from Destinworld Publishing. Scottish Whisky Distilleries is a complete guide to all active distilleries operating across Scotland, and creating the much loved single malt Scotch whisky, as well as blended whiskies and other products. Scotland is seen as the spiritual home of single malt whisky. Across the main whisky producing regions – Campbeltown, Highland, Islay, Lowland and Speyside – there are hundreds of distilleries each creating highly refined whiskies. Many of these [...]

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14 York Pubs You Should Not Miss

York is famous for many things. It’s Minster’s towers are visible from all around, and its Viking past can be explored at the Jorvik Viking Centre. The city walls and many buildings tell of the city’s medieval past, while the timber-framed buildings along The Shambles date to the 14th century. Throughout York there are many historic pubs and hostelries. The city has become well known for them, and the culture of real ale has only helped that. In his new book Pubs [...]

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Discover the Hidden Gem Pubs of the Yorkshire Dales

The Yorkshire Dales are known for their outstanding scenery and relaxing pace of life. Thousands visit the area every year for a holiday or day out marvelling at the incredible views, scenic villages and towns, and enjoying the best that Britain has to offer. An important part of the region is the traditional and enjoyable pubs that can be found in most of the villages you’ll come across. In his new book, Yorkshire historian and pub fan Paul Chrystal has uncovered the [...]

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The 10 Best Pubs in York

York is an amazing city for drinking. Its public houses ooze character, and local breweries turn out some tasty real ales. In this guide, local author and historian Paul Chrystal presents what he considers to be the 10 best pubs in York. All that remains to be said is: Cheers! 1 The Maltings Tanner’s Moat Tanner’s Moat, York YO1 6HU 01904 655387 www.maltings.co.uk This excellent pub was originally called the Railway Tavern (because it was near York’s two railway stations), and later The Lendal [...]

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Discover York’s Historic Pubs in our New Book

Pubs In & Around York   The history of York through its pubs…   York is one of England’s finest cities, famous for its long and colourful history, for its magnificent buildings – including the Minster, city walls and the Mansion House – and… for its pubs. Some of England’s most remarkable and unspoilt pubs can be found in York and the surrounding villages, with some dating back to the 17th century, and many to the 19th and early 20th centuries. Join historian Paul Chrystal [...]

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