Single Malt Whisky

When you think of great whisky, what instantly springs to mind? We'd wager you weren't thinking about Taiwan. But, funnily
Christmas in the UK is (usually) the coldest time of year -- and short of turning yourself into a human tog rating, there's
Scottish independence risks hampering exports of Scotch whisky by making it "difficult to price" due to the resulting instability
Nestling at the base of the mountain range Ben Rinnes, it lies on the Lour burn where it meets the River Spey and it's this soft spring water that runs through Aberlour.
'Whisky Galore!' the wartime film and story of the people of Eriskay seizing upon the whisky cargo of a nearby shipwreck, has forged headlines and cultural associations of the drink, since it hit our screens almost 65 years ago. And the associations continue to this day. Last week, one lucky buyer paid £12,050 for two bottles of that now infamous cargo.
Bowmore's secret weapon is its warehouse, the No.1 Vaults, damp, cold and dark, right by the water, slightly below ground level. The sea air permeates the casks, adding a hint of saltiness to the wood.