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A Taste of Scotland (Pt.III)

A Taste of Scotland (Pt.III)

In the first installment of this series, I detailed the bottles we purchased on the first leg of our journey through Scotland. In Part Two I detailed our travels on Islay. This will pick up where we left off; our travels through Speyside in the northern Highlands. After our stay over in Inverness, we made our way to Glen Moray, where we were treated to a fantastic tour and some sampling in the warehouses with Iain Allan.  Iain worked at The Macallan visitor centre before coming to Glen Moray and...

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A Taste of Scotland (Pt.II)

A Taste of Scotland (Pt.II)

Our first distillery business meeting was at Kilchoman, Islay’s youngest distillery. Kilchoman describes itself as a Farm Distillery, in that it is smaller in size and production volume than more established distilleries.  I suppose the description is apt, as the distillery literally sits on a farm. Distillery Manager, John MacLellan, met us bright and early to give us a tour of his facility.  He is the prior manager at Bunnahabhain on the northeast coast of Islay. John explained that the mash tun and washbacks are fortuitously 1/10th the size of...

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A Taste of Scotland (Part I)

A Taste of Scotland (Part I)

As you know, Josh, Jason and I just returned from a trip to Scotland, where we held business meetings with some of the wonderful distilleries of Islay and Speyside, in search of incredible single cask whiskies. We had unprecedented access to some of the most exciting new, old, and revived distilleries and the single cask expressions we have in store will put our nation on the proverbial map. But apart from tasting some fine whiskies for potential cask purchases, we also took the opportunity to sample some warehoused casks while...

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