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Category Archives: Islay

Scottish Folklore Series Volume 3 – The Calleaich Beira

Scottish Folklore Series Volume 3

This week, fast-rising independent bottler and cask broker, Cask 88, has announced the release of the third of six bottlings in their popular Scottish Folklore Series, and just like the two that came before it, it’s a joy to behold. The series began back in May 2018 with the launch of the now multi-award-winning Ben […]

Introducing Wilson & Morgan On Whisky Foundation

This week we’re excited to welcome some excellent new arrivals into our store from one of the world’s best indie bottlers, Wilson & Morgan. The bottler focuses on delivering premium whiskies that deliver on the nose, palate and finish and leave a lasting impression on the drinker. They have picked up a number of awards […]

5 Of A Kind – Islay Wonders

The world of Scotch whisky has no borders. The flavour between one bottle and the next can differ greatly, and there are numerous factors to consider when attempting to break down a whisky, and understand more about its taste and allure. Distillers work their magic, the ingredients do their part, and wooden casks let the […]

Scotland’s Most Remote Distilleries

Whisky isn’t just a drink, it’s a way of life, and it’s rich history and many traditions have made whisky lovers some of the most passionate fans in the drinks world today. This has been repeatedly proven throughout the years, up to this very day. Despite the constantly increasing prices of rare whisky, fans continue […]

Peat and its Impact on Whisky Flavor

Any true whisky fan will have heard the term somewhere. Whisky connoisseurs are strict on the vocabulary, urging drinkers to use nothing but the word ‘peat’ or ‘peaty’ to describe a single-malt Islay whisky. But for the general public the word smoky is a more common description of the distinctive taste. Peat is what delivers […]

How Regions Impact Whisky Maturation & Flavour

Scotch whisky, as you are probably aware, is produced in Scotland. But through the years and with the impact of distilling, taxation systems, and old rules, Scotch whisky has been broken-down and grouped by the different whisky regions in the country. There are six whisky regions in Scotland today, some continuing from the days when […]

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