The Philosophy of Whisky

A short look at the history of whisky and how it’s drunk today, accompanied by illustrations from the British Library archives. Includes an invocation of irony, lots of realisation that the English were complete gits in the past, and one severed digit.

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A brilliant romp around the world of whisky with the wonderful Billy as your trusty guide.

Blair Bowman

It’s an easy, enjoyable read that somehow teaches you things without you even noticing it.

Mark Watt, Watt Whisky

Latest news

  • National Whisky Festival: Glasgow
    The next whisky festival for The Philosophy of Whisky is just a couple of weeks away! I’ll be up north of the wall at the National Whisky Festival: Glasgow on Saturday 7 May 2022.
  • Whisky Book Club
    I was very pleased this week to join Dolph Shaw of The Spirit of Edmonton on his Whisky Book Club show, for a chat about the wonders of whisky.
  • Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2022
    I am very proud to announce that The Philosophy of Whisky has been shortlisted for the Best Debut Drink Book at the Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards 2022.