The Future of Whisky Making

I have just watched a programme about Dan Barber and Blue HillDining. This restaurant and philosophy illustrate an old, new way of looking at dining and food production. Basically, they are trying to make people think about flavour and good husbandry in food...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more