The Whiskyphiles

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

About The Whiskyphiles


www.TheWhiskyphiles.com was established in 2013 as an online collection of my whisky tasting notes. I became interested in whisky post 2000 and often attended the Scotch Malt Whisky Society venue’s in Edinburgh with friends and colleagues. I had started recording tasting notes via a brand website, however when that was taken down I lost everything I had previously recorded. This website was setup to document my exploration through whisky from every distillery in Scotland (initially) but has blossomed to encompass whisky produced worldwide.

About Me

Born in 1976 and raised in Manchester, England, I moved to Edinburgh in 1994 to start my undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh. In 2000 I started working at The Institute for Animal Health Neuropathogenesis Unit on prion diseases. Completing my MSc by Research in 2007 and PhD in 2016 I’m currently a Core Scientist at The Roslin Institute. My work involving biochemistry exposed me to various pure chemicals and solvents including phenols and alcohols, coupled with a keen interest in food & drink and an interest in the neurosience behind how we perceive aroma and flavour have all contributed to my exploration of whisky.


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