Preserving Open Bottles

So in our mini series around the Distiller’s bottling of Talisker we saw flavour changes over the course of nearly a year. The reason for that I am sure you will have gathered is oxidisation in the bottle as the ratio of air and whisky changes over time. Is this a good or a bad […]

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Islay Films from 1948

In what has to be the oldest freely available footage from the Isle of Islay I have found 6 YouTube videos from an Ian Maclean. Using 8mm film Ian’s father shot all of these movies using what would be a very expensive camera at the time during family holidays to the island I suspect. What […]

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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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