Heritage Crops

I have no  detailed tasting notes for any of the whiskies we sampled at the distillery because I didn’t write anything down.  Instead…

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Last of the Independents

There is a 1970s film called Charley Varrick where Walter Matthau play a small time crop duster who struggles to make a living…

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A Diversion

On the way to Bunnahabhain we stopped for a lunch at the Port Askaig Hotel made more enjoyable by conversation with the owner…

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Remote Bunnahabbain

At the end of a narrow road that goes nowhere else you will find Bunnahabhain. Nowhere in Islay is crowded, nowhere is overrun,…

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Ardbeg Conversation

Ardbeg was one of the first distilleries we visited and also the last; in fact the only one we visited twice. The reason…

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Tastes Change

In the middle of the current boom where distilleries are working to capacity it is easy to forget that the industry has always…

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No Favourites

There are more questions I cannot answer than there are stars in the heavens; not only the big ones like:  why are we…

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And So It Ends

So the trip ended – standing on the deck of the ferry, looking back at the waves, looking at the shoreline for the…

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