Scotch Whisky

Q&A with Willie Cochrane, Isle of Jura’s Master Distiller

By Richard Thomas I was recently able to catch up with Willie Cochrane, the Master Distiller at Isle of Jura, for a brief Q&A session. The Jura distillery opened in 1810, eventually falling into obscurity and disrepair until a pair of local estate owners, Robin Fletcher and Tony Riley-Smith, bought it in 1960s. In modern times, the distillery produces a ...

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The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old Scotch Review

By Richard Thomas Rating: A The Whiskey Reviewer hasn’t looked at a single malt from The Balvenie since our launch and initial batch of reviews, when we looked at their starter rung Scotch, The Doublewood. A word is therefore in order about who The Balvenie are, especially since they are so interwoven with Scotch legend William Grant. Mr. Grant had ...

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Wemyss Releases 2013 Single Cask Line

(From Wemyss Malts Press Release) Edinburgh based boutique Spirits Company Wemyss Malts is delighted to announce the release of their latest single cask single malt whiskies. Each cask is a celebration of the unique and contrasting appeals of the different Scotch whisky regions. Wemyss whiskies are each identified by their natural taste and aroma and this latest release comprises: “Summer ...

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