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...

Ardbeg Corryvreckan Tasting Notes

ARDBEG CORRYVRECKAN TASTING NOTES  Peated.Around 55 PPM – parts per million phenol – the concept we use to compare peatiness in Scotch whisky57.1% abv.Day for Tasting is Tuesday 29 August 2023.Weather is dry, really blustery day with sunshine, but low...

Whisky Tango (maybe Foxtrot…)

WHISKY TANGO (maybe foxtrot…!) Click HERE to BUY TICKETS   We are hosting a Tango & Whisky Evening in Paisley, Scotland SATURDAY 2 SEPTEMBER. 6 pm –  11 pm.Venue: Paisley North Church. Abercorn Street, PA3 4AB We have each whisky paired with a specific...

What’s Special about IWA…

What's special about Islay Whisky Academy? SCOTTISH HERITAGE IS AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING WE DO.We are based in the beautiful Scottish island of Islay – the world centre for peated whisky.Our teachers and tutors, presenters, speakers and hosts are the top...

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 –...

Ritual and Ceremony in Whisky Drinking

Ritual and Ceremony in Whisky Drinking I know many whom upon cracking open a fresh bottle of Scotch, throw the cork in the fire…However, this hopeful ritual and opening ceremony seldom happens nowadays – mainly, it must be said, because few people still have a real...