Is 2019 going to be the year for Whisky?

Gin was very much the “in” drink for 2018 with so many varieties and flavours available, but Whisky is definitely becoming more popular and being used in more cocktails. With Burns Night just around the corner, it’s time to think “what to drink”?

Is it whisky or whiskey? The Scottish have whisky and the Irish & Americans whiskey. This difference in the spelling comes from the translations of the word from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic forms.

It’s not just Scotland & Ireland that produce whisky – Japan has started producing some great offerings.

I’m a whisky novice and only starting to get into this fabulous drink, though I have to say I’m enjoying leaning more. I’ve started with those from the Lowlands of Scotland as they are slightly softer and sweeter. I shall be moving on to the more robust Islay brands. My father-in-law is a Scot, so I have to start with Scotland’s finest before I travel further afield!

I’ll be raising a glass to Robert Burns on 25th January and enjoying haggis, Neeps and tatties!

Whether you’re celebrating Burns Night or just fancy a tipple, you can enjoy a fabulous whisky or whisky cocktail in the bar at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

Thu 3 Jan 2019, Sarah Oliver