Two Drams

Two Drams ~ Bruichladdich Black Art 3 and Ardbeg 10 year old. What makes a good dram? Is this a different question than what makes a dram good for you? Yes, I think it is. We can talk about whisky the way we talk about art. There is good art and bad art, and there is...

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Whisky for Girls Presents ~ Girls for Whisky

Women in Whisky are standing on the shoulders of giants ~ Emily Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcett, Bessie Williamson, Sheila Burtles,to name but a few. We owe a great debt to these forward thinking independent women. Emily Pankhurst and Millicent Fawcett for fighting for...

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Bruichladdich is Breaking Hearts

Don't be broken hearted about Bruichladdich.   What an amazing job Bruichladdich have done in winning hearts and minds. Their customers feel an intense loyalty and have a huge feeling of ownership. They are like football club fans. Football clubs change all the time....

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Whisky for Girls Cask on Islay Whisky Lorry

Whisky for Girlsare very excited to have their own display cask ona restored Albion Cheiftain lorry ~ now the Islay Whisky Lorry ~owned by Mr Duffie MacNeill, a retired business man from Islay.   The lorry was built in 1950 and Duffie bought it in Preston from Terry...

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A Close Encounter with Malt Whisky

  Gold, amber, copper, silk, velvet .. some of the words heard frequently at the Islay and Jura Whisky Festival ~ eight days, nine malt whisky distilleries, dozens of drams. The Isle of Islay, off the West coast of Scotland, during the last week of May every year, is...

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Feis Ile ~ Ardbeg

Ardbeg Open Day entertained with good music, huge festival bottles of whisky and a great crowd. Manager Mickey Heads and Stillman Neil Philco gave masterclasses where the participants tasted six drams ~ Still Young ~ 10 year old Cask no 2163 57.8% from 2002 14 year...

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Feis Ile ~ Bunnahabhain

WE HEART BUNNAHABHAIN ~ as they say on Twitter! What a FANTASTIC open day. Beautiful drams ~ the Bunnahabhain is so smooth you drink it like Mother's milk. Manager Andrew Brown told Whisky for Girls ~Bunnahabhain 18 years old is like fruitcake, rich and sweet and...

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Feis Ile Agus Diura ~ Kilchoman &Amp; Jura

WHAT A DAY!! TWO OPEN DAYS IN 12 HOURS ~ Whew......... First off Whisky for Girls headed to Kilchoman Distillery. It must have been a bit early for me 'cos when we arrived and I saw all the people queing up, I said to my friend, Ewald, 'what arethey queing...

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Feis Ile ~ Bowmore

Bowmore Distillery Open Day ~ The day kicked off for Whisky for Girls with a food and whisky pairing masterclass with the great Rachel Barrie, Master Blender at Bowmore. As I hadn't had time for breakfast, I was, as in the title of Robin Laing's song, having~ Whisky...

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