The Island Whisky Trail
The Hebridean island distilleries and those along the glorious sailing grounds of the West Coast are amongst the most scenic and historically fascinating in the industry. In 1984 Neil Wilson first visited the island distilleries on board the ketch Alystra and the book resulting from this wonderful trip, Scotch and Water, went on to be a classic of its genre. It delved into the history and development of the distilleries and the people who made these great whiskies. This new book incorporates the original research from Scotch and Water and includes a great deal of new material. The Islay malt sector is growing faster than any other in the trade, and this has led to the annual Islay Whisky Festival which attracts thousands of overseas visitors. The book not only features the established distilleries on Islay (Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Laphroaig) and Jura, Mull and Skye (Talisker) but also the lost distilleries such as Port Ellen. The west-coast Oban Distillery is also included and there is a thorough look at the major role that women played in the history of illicit distiling in the County of Argyll with maps of known sites of distilling and appendices of the distillers and where and when they lived. Some of these records go back to the late 17th century.
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Illicit Distilling in the County of Argyll
THE MAKING OF MALT WHISKY
THE LOST DISTILLERIES OF ISLAY
LIST OF PERSONS CONTRAVENING THE EXCISE ACT 1801
EARLY 19TH CENTURY ILLICIT DISTILLERS IN KINTYRE
THE CLASSIC MALTS CRUISE
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The Island Whisky Trail: An Illustrated Guide to the Hebridean Distilleries
No preview available - 2003
19th century Alexander Angus annum aquavitae Archibald Ardbeg Ardenistiel Argyll Ballygrant barley bottling Bowmore brand Bridgend Bruichladdich building Bunnahabhain Campbell’s Campbeltown Caol Ila casks Castle Classic Malts Classic Malts Cruise Colin Colin Hay Currie Diageo DISTILLERY Established Donald dram Dugald Duncan eventually Excise farm floor maltings gallons Glasgow Glen Graham grain Hebridean Hebrides Highland Hugh Hunter illicit distillers industry island distilleries Islay’s Isles James John Johnston John Ramsay Jura Distillery Kilchoman kilns Lagavulin laird Laphroaig lease Loch Lowland MacAskill Mackie MacLeod mainland malt whisky manager Map Reference McDougall million litres Mull Neil Oban Oban Distillery Octomore operation output owners parish peat pier Port Askaig Port Ellen Distillery Port Ellen Maltings production Ramsay’s remained Scotland Scottish Simson Sinclair single malt Skye Sound of Islay spirit Stevenson stillhouse Talisker Tallant tenants Tobermory trade visitor Walter Frederick Campbell warehouses wash washbacks