How does peat get into whisky?

by Carl Reavey on 25th October 2014 in On Barley, Talking Whisky

There are many common misconceptions about the peatiness of whisky, chief of whi...

Where was Scotch whisky consumed in 2013/ 2014?

by Harry Glennon A... on 16th October 2014 in Talking Whisky

Scotch whisky accounts for approximately 85% of Scotland's food and drink export...

Free London Masterclass Tickets

by Carl Reavey on 9th October 2014 in Talking Whisky

How persuasive are you? ...

Port Charlotte Islay Barley launched

by Carl Reavey on 7th October 2014 in Talking Whisky

Bruichladdich has made commitments to the Islay farmers who now grow barley for ...

Octomore 6.3 - Islay Barley

by Carl Reavey on 6th October 2014 in Talking Whisky

Octomore 6.3 Islay Barley is the first release of the uber-experimental cult cla...

The rain is dead.

by Carl Reavey on 25th September 2014 in Place, The Distillery, Talking Whisky

It has been the driest September for 50 years. No rain has fallen since 15th Aug...

Jim McEwan in Australia, October 2014

by Carl Reavey on 17th September 2014 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Our own Jim McEwan will be over in Australia this September and October pouring ...

How is Octomore so Peaty?

by Carl Reavey on 2nd September 2014 in On Barley, Talking Whisky

We are often asked what makes Octomore whisky so different from other peated sin...

The Laddie Snug at The Artisan

by Carl Reavey on 29th August 2014 in Talking Whisky

There is no particular reason you should have heard of Derek Mather, although ma...

Islay Barley Farmers visit Bairds Malt

by Carl Reavey on 8th August 2014 in On Barley, Talking Whisky

A group of six  farmers who grow barley for Bruichladdich on Islay accompanied ...

Laddie Launch in Malaysia

by Carl Reavey on 6th August 2014 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

Bruichladdich brand ambassador Murray Campbell was on hand at the launch of thre...

Natural Wine marries Natural Whisky

by Carl Reavey on 25th July 2014 in Talking Whisky

The Transeurope Project.  Four Bruichladdich enthusiasts from the town of Schwa...

Slow and even slower

by Carl Reavey on 2nd July 2014 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Although the rain is drumming on the distillery roof as we write this, we have a...

Feis Ile 2014 - Octomore Discovery

by Carl Reavey on 9th May 2014 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

The Islay Festival release for 2014 is to be an extraordinary Octomore called 'D...

The Pixies and Independence

by Carl Reavey on 22nd April 2014 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery

Drinks writer and blogger David Driscoll of ...

Jim McEwan Inducted into Hall of Fame

by Carl Reavey on 24th March 2014 in Our People, Talking Whisky

Jim McEwan has become the 18th inductee into the Whisky Magazine "Hall of Fame" ...

Kyle Ford and Collectif 1806

by Carl Reavey on 11th March 2014 in Talking Whisky, The Distillery, Our People

We enjoyed the company of a group from the USA known as the Collectif 1806 back ...

Congratulations Mary!

by Carl Reavey on 25th February 2014 in Talking Whisky, Our People

Mary McGregor, the manager of The Laddieshop here on Islay, has been "Highly Com...

Visits from Alwynne and Rocky

by Carl Reavey on 24th February 2014 in Talking Whisky

Warehouse tastings and limited tours of the distillery are continuing despite th...

Scaffolding

by Carl Reavey on 20th February 2014 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

Maintenance work is continuing at the distillery during this extended silent per...

Ben's Whisky Blog

by Carl Reavey on 27th January 2014 in Talking Whisky

Ben's Whisky Blog is the work of Ben Cops who is a programmer from London....

Scotch and Sci-Fi on Scottish Barley and Octomore 6.2

by Carl Reavey on 21st January 2014 in Talking Whisky

We are always delighted to receive reviews from around the world of whisky....

Tales of the Smoke and Peat

by Carl Reavey on 13th January 2014 in Talking Whisky

Vesa Nopanen is a whisky blogger and enthusiast from Ihamaniemi, which is a very...

The Botanist tops OLN Hot List

by Carl Reavey on 16th December 2013 in The Distillery, Talking Whisky

The Botanist Islay Dry Gin has won another top gin award, coming first in the ...

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