I have to admit that even though I have spent a fair bit of the last decade in Melbourne, it was only recently that I began shifting my focus onto the whiskies that were being produced by various distilleries across the country (and in Tasmania in particular). I consider this to be one of my […]Read more "Whisky Review #14: Bakery Hill Peated Malt"
I immediately informed my mates about this revelation and we started to get excited. We contemplated approaching him and introducing ourselves to him, but as he was seated with someone whom we correctly guessed was his wife and was in the middle of his lunch, we decided to let him finish his meal in peace […]Read more "Bruichladdich (and Islay): A Tribute (Part 2)"
The 3rd part of my 8-part series on the Islay distilleries focuses on Kilchoman, which is the youngest distillery on the island but certainly not overawed by the competition. Kilchoman is located on the Western side of Islay, within a village which shares the same name as the distillery. The term Kilchoman is derived from […]Read more "The Islay Series – Distillery #3: Kilchoman"
| DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this page has been obtained primarily from one source, the Malt Whisky Yearbook, which is edited by Mr Ingvar Ronde. The information presented below is only an fraction of the total information available in the book and it is a highly recommended read for all whisky fans and anoraks […]Read more "The Distillery List"
The first in my series of 8 Islay distilleries would be Caol Ila, which is a rather interesting one. Caol Ila is located in the North-Eastern part of Islay, quite close to Port Askaig. The name ‘Caol Ila’ is derived from the Gaelic term Caol Ìle, which translates to ‘Sound of Islay’. In terms of […]Read more "The Islay Series – Distillery #1: Caol Ila"
Islay. The mythical island off the Western coast of Scotland which is home to 8 distilleries of some repute. Often referred to as the Queen of the Hebrides by the locals, it is an island with a landmass of approximately 620 square kilometres and a population of approximately 4000 people. To put that into perspective, […]Read more "Islay"