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…
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…
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 [https://blog.craftwhiskyclub.com/37-and-counting/] 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…
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…
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