We wondered how something so traditional was being talked about traded and compared in todays world of The APP.
We decided to look at what apps you can download for your phone or tablet to aid your whisky knowledge, journey or buying habits.
Technology has developed so fast why wouldn't you want an app for that! whisky lovers can now tap through to their favourite app.
1. Distiller: Perhaps one of the best android apps available to whisky lovers, Distiller lets you track whiskies, build your own wishlist, and build your own collection. iPhone or Android for free and you can also access the tools online.
2. Flaviar: Originally the Flaviar tasting pack is a paid service that ships you 5 samples of spirits each month so you can try a variety of Scotch, Whisky, Bourbon, Rum, Gin and other options. Now they have come up with an app. However, you don’t need to use that paid service to enjoy the app. Unfortunately this is only available on the iPhone, so if you are on Android you will need to use another option or sign up to be notified when it comes out.
3. iDistillery: Ever wanted to know more about the distilleries themselves? This app has a ton of information at your fingertips. It is probably most useful for people travelling around Scotland or wanting to do a number of distillery tours, but it may hold interest to those interested in whisky history.
4. Cask & Still; This is a great app if you are wanting to keep up to date in the Whisky & Spirit world. As well as providing great recommendations for bars, pubs and shops.
5. Whisky Journal: This app is intended for the user to record his or her experiences in tasting. One of the awesome features it has is the ‘flavour radar’, which allows the user to rate the amount present of 15 different flavours. While I’m not sure I agree with the 15 flavours presented, it does represent an interesting and more objective way to describe whisky.
6. iMalt Scotch Whisky Companion: This is a database iOS app with information on Scottish malts and distilleries. The great thing about this is the inclusion of Cloud servers to store reviews and notes of people who use the app. Whisky reviews can then be shared with other people who use the app. This app only pertains to Scottish whiskies, so if you enjoy whiskies from elsewhere its best to use another app. For the extra social functionality you pay a fairly hefty price of $10.49.
7. Scotch Whisky Auctions; If you are looking for a rare or collectable whisky then this is the place to check with auctions held every month you are bound to find what you are looking for.
8. Whisky Finder; This is a great site to source that bottle that you have been hunting for, whether it's whisky or wine we are sure you will find it here.
Let us know which apps you have installed and are they your new whisky bibles?