Some Introductory Drams….

INTRODUCTORY DRAMS ~ Well, basically, ALL OF THEM!! However, Whisky for Girls (& Guys!) were asked to make a list of drams which may temp a person who is unfamiliar with a dram into partaking……. so here goes… 1: Islay Barley 2009 from...

Whisky and Poetry gang thegither….

Three of our great poets have been inspired by whisky to create. This is one of the reasons we have whisky…to inspire.Please enjoy, with a glass or two of Scotland’s finest malt Liz Lochhead, Carol Ann Duffy and Fran Baillie’s poemsabout...

Feis le 2016 ~ Islay Festival of Music & Malt

Too much whisky, too many people….. Can’t wait for next year?! Avarice has created a monster. The infrastructure of Islay is stetched to breaking. The week of the feis now turns Islay into Ibiza. It’s a whisky club scene…. More and more outside...

Whisky Marketing is so off piste..d

There are two types of people, Buyers & Drinkers. They are emphatically NOT the same thing ~ although, like a good conundrum, they CAN be the same thing! The marketing demographic for the new whisky drinker is the 28 year old, uber cool, hipster type. Probably...

The week that was… Whisky Course Islay Pt II

Wednesday afternoon, saw us leaving Kilchoman Distillery and heading to Port Ellen for the SECOND whisky tasting of the day ~ an exclusive Scotch Malt Whisky Society Tasting hosted by John McCheyne. Our guest for the evening was Florence Grey, chair person of the...

The week that was Whisky Course Islay…. Pt I

What a full on, fun filled, fact saturated, whisky flowing, friend making week. WHISKY COURSE ISLAY from 26 – 30 October 2015 inclusive, brought people from all corners of this round earth to Wild and Magic Islay. We had 15 delegates, most of whom turned out to...