By Charles MacLean
Whisky's best guru' - The Sunday occasions 'Charles MacLean writes like no different professional at the topic. His prose is proficient and hugely interesting' - The autonomous This abridged electronic variation of Charles MacLean's best-selling Whiskypedia: A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky serves as a simple advent to Scotch whisky which deals a short advisor to the flavor and personality of each malt whisky distilled in Scotland just about the way it is made. every one access encompasses a brief biography of every model, its sort, mature personality, a few feedback of different whiskies with a largely related flavour profile, the uncooked fabrics that pass into the creation of every model, a be aware at the different types of casks used and an inventory of present and up to date bottlings published through the distillery. additionally incorporated are an creative Flavour Map and Flavour Wheel. it is a utterly new method of knowing and having fun with Scotch malt whisky, through the main authority at the topic.
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15ppm phenols) Bruichladdich Peat @ forty six% (multi-vintage, seriously peated c. 35ppm phenols) Bruichladdich Valinch sequence (bottled via hand, merely on hand on the distillery; unmarried casks, at cask power, from 1970, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1990) Bruichladdich Legacy sequence @ CS (32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37YO) Bruichladdich hyperlinks sequence @ forty six% (a diversity of bottlings that includes Scottish golfing classes, introduced 2003) Bruichladdich natural variation 2. 10 @ forty six% (from Mid Coul Farm) Bruichladdic natural 2003 @ forty six% (Anns an t-Seann Doigh) Bruichladdich 7YO Resurrection @ forty six% (the first make from the revived distillery, brought 2008) Port Charlotte PC5 @ sixty three. five% (heavily peated, distilled 2001, bottled 2006) Port Charlotte PC6 @ sixty one. 6% (heavily peated, distilled 2001, bottled 2007) BUNNAHABHAIN Bunnahabhain is Islay’s such a lot distant and northern distillery. Over 250 ships have foundered off the coast of Islay, 4 of them close by of Bunnahabhain. William Robertson of Robertson & Baxter, whisky blenders and agents in Glasgow, based Bunnahabhain Distillery in 1881, in partnership with the Greenlees Brothers from Campbeltown, and with the identify Islay Distillers corporation Ltd. The spirit first flowed in January 1883. even supposing its potential used to be stated to be three. four million litres each year in 1987, it used to be closed from 1982 to 2004, and construction was once all the way down to 750,000 litres by means of 2002. just a little unusually, the distillery used to be bought via the Edrington team to Burn Stewart Distillers in April 2003 for £10 million. kind: candy and fruity, with a smoky batch every year, at 35–40ppm phenols (trialled in 1997; resumed 2003). Mature personality: ‘Traditional’ Bunnahabhain (i. e. unpeated) is nice, evenly fruity and faintly maritime at the nostril, occasionally with a whiff of peat smoke. The mouth suppose is delicate, the style gentle, frivolously candy, then drying, with a touch of smoke. mild- to medium-bodied. such as: Jura, Bruichladdich uncooked fabrics: Very a bit of peated and surprisingly tough procedure water from a spring within the Margadale Hills, piped from resource with a purpose to hold peat content material down. Cooling water from Loch Staoinsha. 10% of malt from Port Ellen Maltings, the remainder from Simpson’s of Berwick. A component peated to round 38ppm phenols; the bulk unpeated. Maturation: commonly fill up ex-bourbon hogsheads, with a percent of 10% first- and second-fill sherry casks. Six dunnage and one racked warehouses on web site; nearly 21,000 casks in overall. All matured on web site. Expressions: First published via its vendors within the past due Seventies @ 12YO. center diversity: Bunnahabhain 12YO @ forty% and forty six. three% Bunnahabhain 18YO @ forty three% and forty six. three% Bunnahabhain 25YO @ forty three% and forty six. three% CAMERONBRIDGE Cameronbridge is the oldest grain whisky distillery, and the biggest. It was once additionally the 1st distillery in Scotland to supply grain whisky in column stills – sooner than this many Lowland distilleries made grain spirit in pot stills. It was once based in 1824 through John Haig, a scion of the nice Haig distilling dynasty. In 1989 the distillation of Gordon’s, Booth’s and Tanqueray London Dry Gins was once transferred to Cameronbridge from Wandsworth.