Ardbeg An Oa

I’ll let you in on a secret – I think that Ardbeg is my favourite distillery on Islay. For someone who isn’t a massive fan of peaty whiskies, it offers the perfect level for smoke, alongside fresh, citrusy flavours. It’s also got one of the strongest core ranges in the Scotch whisky industry, formed of
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March’s Whisky News

Well done on getting through March. And as your reward, here’s all the latest whisky news: Industry Updates After a number of years of decline, demand for Scotch Whisky increased last year, with the numbers of bottles released to market rising from 83.3m to 84.9m (BBC News).  And despite pressure from the SWA to cut
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Top Ten Whiskies of 2015

The first full calendar year of writing this blog has been a great experience, and over the past twelve months, I’ve sampled some bloody superb whisky.  In fact, I’ve tasted very little bad whisky.  So, with us reaching the end of the year and everybody being in a reflective mood, I thought I’d take the
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Ardbeg In Space: The Verdict

Almost four years ago, Ardbeg grabbed all the headlines by sending a sample of unmatured whisky to the International Space Station, to study the effects that near-zero gravity would have on the character and flavour of the spirit.  A control sample was kept at the distillery on Islay, with the company looking to see how
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August’s Whisky News

Replacing ‘The Week in Whisky’, here’s a round-up of all the whisky news from August i.e. the feature is now longer but hopefully you’ll find it slightly more fulfilling! The rejuvenation of the Scotch Whisky industry continues, with Bladnoch – Scotland’s most southerly distillery – set to reopen after being bought by an Australian entrepreneur
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Ardbeg Perpetuum

Following on from last week’s Bruichladdich High Noon, today’s Whisky of the Week is another from at the Islay Whisky Festival – Ardbeg Perpetuum. 2015 marks 200 years since Ardbeg was first distilled, and when we popped by during the Festival, there was a distinct buzz around the site as everyone prepared for the birthday celebrations. 
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Islay Whisky Festival 2015

Despite being a big whisky fan and a west coaster, 2015 marked the year that I finally made it to the whisky island of Islay.  The small island – located off the Kintyre Peninsula – has whisky at its core, with eight distilleries across its rugged 25 miles.  In celebration of this, each year, the
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