Potted Whiskey

It would be suitable for a people-based profile of whisky to start by naming the very first whisky maker. In reality, no-one knows who the first distiller was. It is clear that from AD 4 onwards, alchemists in China, India, Arabia, Egypt and Greece were utilizing distillation to make turpentine, medicines, makeup (al-kohl, our alcohol) […]

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Glenfiddich

Nothing is straightforward in whisky. Here is a distillery which makes the biggest selling malt all over the world, but still uses coal-fired stills, a technique most distillers have abandoned for being too expensive and liable to give variable results. It’s a light dram produced from tiny stills when industry wisdom maintains that small equals […]

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