It has become almost a tradition that I use the Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in London as an excuse for a small holiday at the beginning of October. Apart from popping over to London I also decided to spend a few days in Paris afterwards.
Yesterday a blog post received this anonymous comment: “So many of your postings only focus on very negative things. Why is that?” I will pick up this question in a proper blog post because I think it deserves a longer explanation.
The Hammerschmide distillery in Zorge is offering a single malt called The Alrik under their Glen Els whisky brand. Anyone familiar with the distilleries on Islay will notice a striking resemblence of the bottle design to Ardbeg.
When compiling the data for the Periodic Table of Scotch Whisky, founding and (if applicable) closing dates of the distilleries were included. Ordering the list by these dates gives you an interesting by-product, a timeline of distillery openings and closures.
Diageo’s recent announcement to build a new big whisky distillery next to Teaninich has again – much like it was the case with Roseisle some years ago – prompted a wave of disapproval among whisky geeks.