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...

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...

WHISKY AFFINITY (c) online course

WHISKY AFFINITY (c) Thig còmhla rinn gu Acadamaidh Uisge Beatha Ile Join us in theHeart of Scotch Whisky Kinship****************************From the Home of Whisky direct to your Home!Not everyone can visit us in Islay – especially at this time. The Islay Whisky...

Dreaming of Islay Whisky ~ Cycle of Distilling Life

Dreaming of Islay Whisky mini vid #WHISKYAFFINITY A mini taster video showing the Whisky Making process from Barley to Scotch. Each stage in the process is illustrated with photos from different Islay Distilleries ~ there are a couple of guest distilleries in here...

Tasting Notes Bruichladdich Private Cask No: 0737

Tasting Notes: Bruichladdich Private Cask No: 0737   Sherry cask. Age 16 years. 50% abv. Colour: Tawney Brown. Red russet umber. Thin tinkle into glass. Small bubbles quickly dispersed. This whisky has a wonderful nose  Raisins, sultanas, honey, cherries, hawthorn. A...