About The Whiskyphiles

Whiskyphile, noun [C] specialized / ˈwis.Ki.fajl / a disciplined devotion to whisky. Established 2013.

The Whiskyphiles  was established in 2013 as a personal online repository of whisky tasting notes by its creator Dr Barry Bradford. Relocating to Edinburgh in 1994 exposed me to the capital of Scotland and Scotch Whisky. Over the years I have established relationships with societies, distillers, blenders, retailers and consumers of whisky. In 2009 I started purchasing bottles of Single Malt Scotch Whisky from every distillery in order to sample them all. I embarked upon a quest in 2011 to visit every working distillery in Scotland. The Whiskyphiles was setup in 2013 to provide an online record of my personal whisky tasting notes. I was the Communications Officer for the Edinburgh University Water of Life Society dedicated to enjoying whisky and having a good time for 2014-2015. In 2015 I established the Alfred Barnard Society as resource for those interested in visiting whisky distilleries. In 2017 The Whiskyphiles was nominated for the UK Blog Awards and was featured in the Malt Whisky Yearbook  2018 edition websites to watch. Over time The Whiskyphiles has developed into  an online broadsheet keeping track of whisky & cask-aged spirits news, events, festivals, new releases as well tasting notes and reviews.

All articles on The Whiskyphiles are of our own creation or used under license. Reviews on The Whiskyphiles are not subject to editing or advertising by the sample provider and represent our own personal opinions and rating scores.

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Contact: barry.bradford@thewhiskyphiles.com

The Whiskyphiles would like to kindly thank the following for provision of samples:

A Wee Taste of Scotland, Aberfeldy Distillery, anCnoc/Knockdhu Distillery, Ardbeg Distillery, Bain’s Whisky, Balblair Distillery, BenRiach Distillery, Benromach Distillery, Brown-Forman, Bruichladdich Distillery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, Cardhu Distillery, Claxton’s Spirits, Common Ground PR, Cù Bòcan, Deanston Distillery, Diageo, Distell, Douglas Laing & Company Ltd., Fettercairn Distillery, Flaviar, GlenDronach Distillery, Glenglassaugh Distillery, Glenmorangie Distillery, Glen Moray Distillery, Gordon & MacPhail, Haig Club, Irish Distillers, International Beverage Holdings Ltd., Jack Daniels, Jack Ryan Beggars Bush, Jameson Irish Whiskey, John Dewar & Sons Ltd. , Kask Whisky, Laphroaig DistilleryLoch Lomond Whiskies, Luxco, Master Of Malt, Murray McDavid, Old Pulteney Distillery, Quercus Communications Ltd., Richmond Towers, Robert Graham,  Slane Irish Whiskey, That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, The Blended Whisky Company, The Dram Team, The Glasgow Distillery Company, The Lakes Distillery, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Quiet Man Irish Whiskey, Tomatin Distillery, Toms Whisky Reviews, Walsh Whiskey, Wemyss Malts, Whisky Magazine, Whisky Rover, Whyte & Mackay, Woodford Reserve.


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