Distillery for sale

Distillery for sale

A Scottish Highlands Whisky Holiday This week sees me travel North, I’m staying in a log cabin (read holiday home) on the shores of Gruinard Bay. It is the most idyllic setting; deer trot through the garden in the morning, a flurry of birds (from woodpecker to chaffinch) peck away in front of the kitchen window with nocturnal visits from pine martens and badgers. The view is spectacular; the…

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The science of Maths and Whisky

The science of Maths and Whisky

Given maths and whisky are two of my favourite things (yes I did say I like maths), I have been using a unique website to refresh my standard deviations as well as my knowledge of the Dr David Wishart flavour classification scheme. It's a website which teaches you about both whisky and statistics. It also guides you to your dream whisky. Impossible I hear you say. Well maybe not. Read…

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Craft Whisky - What is it?

Craft Whisky - What is it?

The term 'craft' is now widely used when speaking of beer, but it is much less common when it comes to spirits, and whisky in particular. In my previous article I talked about the impressive number of whisky distilleries opening or planned for Scotland, which will reach as high as one third more than exist currently. Given the acceptance of the term craft in the long glass let's start with…

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37 and Counting

37 and Counting

This week (January 2016) saw the latest major announcement in the world of Scotch whisky. Hunter Laing's plans for a new distillery on Islay will hopefully lead to two new distilleries for the most famous of whisky producing Hebridean islands. This latest announcement is on a 4-acre plot of land at Ardnahoe, on the North East coast of the island. The other is Gartbreck, the first new distillery proposal for…

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A Reason For Being

A Reason For Being

Reading this interview with Mark Rainier, former CEO of Bruichladdich Distillery made me reflect on one of the main reasons that we decided to launch Craft Whisky Club. I believe that Mark has a very good point. The numbers of craft distilleries launched or in the process of launching in Scotland alone is leading us into very exciting times, but the challenge of getting noticed on a national and international…

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