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The best Scots whisky bloggers for beginners to follow

Whisky bloggers can often be excellent guides to the expansive topic that is whisky, we've picked out some of our favourites for you to check out

Published: November 10, 2015
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The world of whisky blogs can often be a mixed bag with just as many giving out shoddy reviews and advice as there are good.

To help we've picked out some of our favourite Scottish whisky bloggers for you to check out. To be honest this list is just a sliver of the excellent wealth of whisky blogging talent out there - seriously, the rest of the world loves Scotch as much, if not more than we do - however to keep it simple we've limited the list to those based in Scotland.


(Video blogger, how to guides, reviews)

Pretty much as close to being a self-made international star of the whisky world as they come, Ralfy has made a huge success of his blog by creating some truly excellent video content.

With everything from reviews to live event coverage, advice and just general joviality you can always rely on Ralfy for something fun and enjoyable.

For those who... prefer video and a well known name

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Edinburgh whisky blog


For a larger pool of talent and experience in one blog that you're not likely to find elsewhere then you can always check out the Edinburgh Whisky blog.

With five writers, including some of the best known names on the Scottish whisky scene, you know you'll be in safe hands with this blog.

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Featuring news, reviews, features and advice as well as some excellent commentary, this comprehensive blog is regularly updated and perfect for any whisky fan.

For those who.... prefer commentary to simple news and reviews

Whisky sponge

Picture: Whisky Sponge

Picture: Whisky Sponge

With more punch than a celebrity roast (and better jokes), the anonymous satirist that is Whisky Sponge has laid waste to the great (and small) of the whisky world.

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With more satirical content in one post than in a season of South Park or the Daily Show, you can be sure of an enjoyable read with every entry.

The best place to strip away the pretentiousness and pomposity of the world of whisky. Be warned though, you might receive some sideways looks from fellow passengers as you giggle away to yourself on the commute home.

For those who... like their blogs irreverent

Whisky Boys


Though the name of this blog is a slight misnomer - one of their main writers is female - the Whisky Boys is an infectiously passionate blog that brings a little bit of joy back into drinking whisky.

Featuring a fun review section, broken down into regions, with a unique cork rating system and they even have a glossary of terms should you be struggling with some of the more complex terms.

Jim and Nicola are regular attendees of most of the major whisky events in Scotland and are excellent offer excellent guides, information and reviews.

For those who... like their blogs to be a little more fun


Picture: WhiskyCorner

Everyone needs a whisky corner in their life according to bloggers Kirsty Clarke and Stewart Craigon. The whisky loving duo decided to start their own blog last year after spending time with a fellow blogger Miss Whisky.

Packed with interviews with big and local names in the industry, different reviews broken into sections and the blogger's personal stories - WhiskyCorner also runs tasting sessions for dram enthusiasts all over Scotland. Though Kirsty self confesses she is new to whisky clubs, Stewart has several years of experience in hosting, preparing and promoting successful tasting sessions - an interesting dynamic catering to the new and old.

For those who... are in the Scottish hospitality trade and prefer local names


Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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