Praying to the whisky god!

Gallery: The Wood, That Makes The Whisky

Arguably the single most important contribution to the character of Scotch whisky as we know it comes from the maturation. Here is a tribute to the often overlooked oak cask… (All images Copyright Johann Brandstaetter, for terms image use please click here) Before the middle of the 19th century whisky was by and large drunk unaged. Later, wine merchants began storing their precious booze in … Continue reading Gallery: The Wood, That Makes The Whisky

Distiller, Speyside Distillery

Pic of the Month: Making Whisky at the Speyside Distillery

A distiller at the Speyside Distillery is explaining the workings of the spirit safe during the Spirit of Speyside Festival. (Image Copyright Johann Brandstaetter, for terms image use please click here) The Speyside Distillery is hidden away in the Glen Tromie near the hamlet of Drumguish. Not even Googlemaps has an idea of its exact whereabouts, as several visitors found out to their dismay during the … Continue reading Pic of the Month: Making Whisky at the Speyside Distillery