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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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We've won! We've won!! Wait, we've won?!

We've won!  We've won!!  Wait, we've won?!

What would you do if you received some of the best news you could ever hope for yet at the same time feel you're not worthy of it? I am, of course, talking about the fact that my newly formed Independent Bottling Company just tied Adelphi in the 2012 Drammie awards for the title of Best Independent Bottler!  It's a bit mind blowing given that our first bottlings have yet to hit US shores and Adelphi as been an award winning Independent Bottler for many, many years. Being that the...

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