How is Scotch Malt Whisky Made?

In this article I will attempt to explain as concisely and simply as possible how malt whisky is made in Scotland. Fundamentally, whisky in other countries follows roughly the same idea with the odd tweak here and there. TL;DR Step 1 – Grow some barley The basic raw ingredient of whisky is barley. For most […]

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Balblair 1990 bottled 2015 (Second Edition)

A recent impulse trip to the Good Spirits Company in Bath Street Glasgow lead to an impulse purchase of a special little miniature. The Distillery The Balblair distillery in its current location was built in 1895 because of the coming of the railways. It was mothballed in 1911 but it took until 1932 before all […]

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Bunnahabhain Moine Oloroso

I really enjoy a peated Bunnahabhain there is something slightly different about the peat in a Bunnahabhain over the other offerings on Islay. The barley is peated at Port Ellen maltings and is also used in the Ledaig offerings from the Tobermory distillery on the Isle of Mull. Both distilleries having the same parent company […]

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Compass Box Flaming Heart 15th Anniversary

I recently went through a major life changing milestone. One which I have to admit I had been dreading for a least a year previously. That milestone was….turning 30! The only consolation was a “celebratory” dram but what to choose? The prices of older (much much older!) single malt whisky has become out of the […]

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