News

The Spirits Embassy's Top Whiskies of 2019

The Spirits Embassy's Top Whiskies of 2019

With 2019 over and a new decade in full swing, we decided to take a look back at how visitors to our site were shopping to find out our customers' favourite bottles and brands of the past year. We used data from our on-site search function to determine what brands our customers were looking for, as well as analytics data to find the top pages our viewers were visiting throughout the year.  Our top searched-for whisky brands of 2019 were: Most Increased Interest: Interest in some lesser-known brands went up majorly, including Deanston and Daftmill, but the most improved in...

Read more →


'Farewell to the Teens' Cocktail List

'Farewell to the Teens' Cocktail List

2020 marks the beginning of a new decade and what better way to celebrate in the new year than by taking a look back at the events that shaped the past 10 years. In a world of information overload, we’ve tried to take a look back at the stories which really resonated with us the most in each year of the teens. Once we had our list of events, we chose to immortalise them in an all-encompassing, ‘farewell to the teens’ cocktail list so you and your party guests can reminisce about those moments in history and how nothing else seemed...

Read more →


Whisky Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Whisky Christmas Gift Guide 2019

Have a whisky lover in your life? Want to know exactly what whisky they’ll love without asking? We’ve put together this comprehensive guide detailing all the different ways we categorise Scotch, including the region of production and flavour profile so you don’t have to spend endless time searching this holiday season. Scotch is one of the most varied spirits in the world, with over 120 distilleries still actively producing whisky across the whole of Scotland. Each distillery brings its own distinctive flavours to their bottles and many distilleries have a signature style that makes them easily recognisable to the discriminating...

Read more →


The Japanese Whisky Market

The Japanese Whisky Market

For most, the word whisky is immediately reminiscent of Scotland. Of course, Scotland is the world’s largest producer of whisky, where many of the distilleries found across the country have been producing whisky for generations. However, as the desire for premium whisky expands worldwide, markets in other countries are making a name for themselves. Japan is one such country, where there has been considerable growth over the past decade. Export shipments from Japan in 2017 amounted to 160,000 kilolitres, almost double the amount exported in 2008, as organisations like Suntory, Asahi and Kirin make a global name for themselves. Suntory...

Read more →


How to Invest in Whisky

How to Invest in Whisky

The whisky market is currently seeing growth at an unparalleled level. Overall, the market has grown by 732% since 2013 and the number of bottles sold for over £10,000 has increased by 1,295% over the past five years. Whisky enjoying such major investment and interest has now made it the most profitable investment product, beating out wine, gold and London property. For savvy first-time investors, the whisky industry offers a chance for major gains, but does hoarding whisky for money-making purposes hurt its spirit? Navigate What Makes Whisky Collectable? How Does Whisky Go Up in Value? Whisky Value Statistics Which...

Read more →