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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Ardbeg Kelpie – Committee Release

I was lucky enough during the recent offering the committee edition release of Ardbeg Kelpie to get my hands on a bottle. With Feis Ile approaching from the horizon there isn’t a better time to share what my view on the upcoming festival offering. The Distillery Ardbeg is another of the Islay peated heavyweights. Situated […]

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Ian Macleod’s – “As We Get It”

For my second review I have chosen to review a bottle I picked up during a recent tour of my local whisky shops, “As We Get It” from Ian Macleod distillers. The Distillers Ian Macleod prides itself on being an independent family firm which believes strongly in the values of quality and independence.  They operate […]

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Islay Mist 12 Year Old

This is a review of a blended whisky which carries an age statement, has nice packaging and has been a stable in whisky collections for decades. The Brand The Islay Mist brand story starts at Islay House in 1922 when a bespoke blend was created for the 21st birthday party for the son of the […]

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