About Miss Whisky:
Miss Whisky was created by London-based journalist and Canadian expat Alwynne Gwilt in 2011 out of a desire to widen her knowledge of whisky and to help increase the number of females writing about this fine spirit.
Having fallen in love with whisky during a tasting at Milroy’s whisky shop in Soho in 2008, Alwynne continued on her quest to discover and learn about the water of life, buying a bottle for herself every birthday and Christmas.
A change of job direction in 2011 saw her pondering her next career move and during a four-month bout of traveling she decided to return to England and delve into the world of whisky.
The site launched in November 2011 after much research of the industry and she hasn’t looked back since.
The aim of Miss Whisky is to provide a wide range of content relating to the whisky industry – from features, to news, reviews and profiles of the women who work in this space – and to show that whisky is having a makeover, becoming a drink that can be appealing to a much larger demographic than it may have been advertised as in the past.
Her main hope is that you give whisky a go – whether you’re a novice or not! She wants you to stay tuned to her news about whisky, to read about the women out there who love it or who work in the industry, and to know that this spirit really is, “The Water of Life”.
Tastings for the latter are held at the wonderful Coach & Horses pub in Farringdon, which she highly recommends you visit whether you’re there for whisky, wine, beer or food. For more details on the pub, head here: thecoachandhorses.com
And, after you’ve scrolled through the pages here on Miss Whisky, she hopes you sit down with your favourite malt and maybe even drop her a line to say why it is you love it. If you’ve got none in your cupboard, she hopes you head to the nearest shop to pick some up!
If you do want to drop her a line, send her some samples, share your experiences or book a whisky tasting, you can do so through the following means:
Secret Guru: secretguru.co.uk/Alwynne-Gwilt