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...

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...

Cork or Screw Top for your Scotch?

Cork or Screw Top?     Plastic and screw cap are only used and considered because they are cheaper. Not at all because they are better.  Cork forests support wild life, a way of living and a traditional industry.  There are different types of cork stoppers made ~...

The Future of Whisky Making

The Future of Whisky I have just watched a programme about Dan Barber and Blue Hill Dining.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...