Put quite simply, we're two brothers with a passion for whisky. We began our whisky journey during an ill fated trip to Glenkinchie many moons ago and since then, we've sampled somewhere in the region of 1,000+ whiskies at whisky shows, distilleries, and bars all across the globe. For us, Whisky is more than a drink, it's a way to share experiences between friends, both old and new.
We've started Two Whisky Bros as a place to share our thoughts and prompt discussion on different whiskies that we try. In the future we are planning on organising tasting events, both in person and virtual. We've been fortunate to amass a collection of delicious bottles that are not readily available anymore and hope to be able to share these with you.
Alan handles bottle procurement and content for the site. When not drinking whisky, Alan can be found thinking about or talking about whisky.
Favourite distillery: Bowmore.
Daniel looks after the IT side of Two Whisky Bros. He's also pretty terrible at writing bio's.
Favourite distillery: Mortlach
About our rating scale
When we first started this blog in July 2021, the price of whisky was high, but there were still some hidden gems to be found. We wanted to reflect this in our rating scale, so we combined the quality and price of a whisky to calculate our final score. However, over the last two years, prices have gone mad, and we've realised that we've been giving great quality whisky a lower rating due to the price. That's why we've decided to amend our scale and only take into account the quality of the liquid in the bottle.
- 10 - Perfection. One in a million.
- 9 - Outstanding. Exceptional whisky.
- 8 - Great. Would seek this out.
- 7 - Good. Quality whisky.
- 6 - Above average. Happy to have a dram.
- 5 - Average. Drinkable whisky.
- 4 - Below average. Passable.
- 3 - Flawed. Noticeable negatives.
- 2 - Defective. Significant faults.
- 1 - Offensive. Pour it out.
That's not to say we're disregarding price completely. We still think it's important to highlight when a bottle offers particularly good value or if we believe the price is too high. Going forward, we'll be adding a "value" comment/score to each of the whiskies we review.