Ode to the Islay Whisky Academy

An Ode to the Islay Whisky Academy Islay Whisky Academy Kinship Host, Neill Murphy, reflects on a magical Spring Residential Diploma. The Islay Whisky Academy Residential Diploma for Spring 2024 has wrapped. It doesn’t quite seem real. Those six days spent on the...

Scotch & Trees Pairing

SCOTCH & TREE PAIRINGS ~ ROWAN AND LORE Trees are like people, they have different characters, shapes, voices, and behaviours. Trees like hanging out in certain groups, there are types of trees whom they are friends with. Some trees are sociable, some trees –...

A Trip to Aberfeldy

A Trip to Aberfeldy Islay Whisky Academy Kinship Host, Neill Murphy, reflects on a visit to Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery in Highland Perthshire. Scotch whisky is at its finest when it reflects something of the place it comes from. The landscape, the climate, the...

Islay Whisky Academy Walks the Camino De Santiago

Islay Whisky Academy Walks The Camino De Santiago The Islay Whisky Academy is going on an epic whisky journey through Northern Spain and will be away for 5 weeks (9th July to 14th August). Walking from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela, the journey will...

What's in a Whisky Festival?

What's in a Whisky Festival There are many different types and syles of whisky festival. If you can’t find one to suit you, then perhaps you should return to drinking milk… Glasgow Whisky Festival ~ exactly what it says on the tin. More drams than you can...

Whisky Marketing is so off piste..d

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,...