Feis Ile 2015

Feis Ile agus Dhiura 2015 ~the busiest we have seen yet! We had extra open days & nights and millions of Events ~ Friday ~ SMWS Open Day at Islay House ~ with two new Festival bottles....... one from SMWS and one from Islay House And the first time meeting a great...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Still Games from Bruichladdich

When Whisky for Girls (& Guys!) saw the new Valinch from Bruichladdich, we knew we had to get a bottle...... As usual the Bruichladdich Team are on good witty form with this offering ~ Still Game is a Scottish Television show which is extremely funny...

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Islay Drams Avert War……

ISLAY DECLARES WAR ON BRITAIN David Cameron was in Downing St, when his phone rang. Hello prime minister, a heavily accented Islay voice said, this is Lucci speaking over here in the Bowmore bar, Islay, we are sick of high petrol prices, food prices, and I do not like...

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