Portrait Of A Whisky Lover

What makes someone who has never been to Islay, far less to Bruichladdich, get themselves a Bruichladdich tattoo? Derek Mather of Artisan Restaurant in Wishaw is the very man to ask. DEREK MATHER ~ whisky lover from Old Kilpatrick, living in Carstairs ~ but, not in...

Whisky Is Liquid Music

Malt is Music Listening to recordings of Daniel Barenboim, the Argentine born, Israeli pianist and conductor giving the Reith Lectures in 2006, I was reminded of how classical music and whisky resemble one another, both in their construction and in our relationship...

First Whisky & Rum Festival in Graz, Austria

Whisky for Girls (& Guys!) island whisky tasting ~ On Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 October 2013, Graz city in Austria was host to the first Whisky & Rum Festival. Presented by Dr. Bottle Scaria with assistance from The Islay Whisky Chapter Austriaand various...

Drink Whisky, Speak Gaelic

UISGE BEATHA ~ water of life ~ whisky ********** Cuibhle Blaise or Cuibhle Bhlas ~FLAVOUR WHEEL duilleagach ~LEAFY flranach ~FLORAL measach ~FRUITY cbhraidh ~FRAGRANT leathair ~LEATHERY mar thombaca ~TOBACCO toit – fhiodha ~WOOD-SMOKE ioc-shlinteach ~MEDICINAL...