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...

IWA Residential Diploma October 2023 Preview

Residential Diploma 2023 Islay Whisky Academy Kinship Host, Neill Murphy, previews the 2023 edition of the IWA Residential Diploma. Everyone at the Islay Whisky Academy is getting a little excited as we draw towards the end of October, and it’s not because...

OCTOMORE 9.3

OCTOMORE 9.3 Bruichladdich. Tasting Notes  Aged 5 years. PPM 13362.9% abv.  Islay Barley.COLOUR:Pale gold. Shiney. Large bubbles upon pouring that quickly disappear.  Very thin band of gold.Thumps and slaps in the glass. Not a light fragile liquid…NOSE:Lemon, sea...

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...

Caol Ila MOCH ~ Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes - Caol Ila Moch 8 – 10 Years Old All refill casks Around 38 PPM – parts per million phenol – how we quantify the peaty flavour of the whisky. 43% abv ~ alcohol by volume. How strong the whisky is – 43 % is not that strong, in...