By Neil Wilson

The Hebridean island distilleries and people alongside the fantastic crusing grounds of the West Coast are among the main scenic and traditionally attention-grabbing within the undefined. In 1984 Neil Wilson first visited the island distilleries on board the ketch Alystra and the booklet due to this glorious journey, Scotch and Water, went directly to be a vintage of its style. It delved into the heritage and improvement of the distilleries and the folks who made those nice whiskies. This new publication accommodates the unique study from Scotch and Water and features a good deal of recent fabric. The Islay malt area is growing to be swifter than the other within the alternate, and this has ended in the yearly Islay Whisky competition which draws hundreds of thousands of in another country viewers. The booklet not just positive aspects the proven distilleries on Islay (Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Laphroaig) and Jura, Mull and Skye (Talisker) but in addition the misplaced distilleries similar to Port Ellen. The west-coast Oban Distillery is additionally integrated and there's a thorough examine the key position that ladies performed within the historical past of illicit distiling within the County of Argyll with maps of identified websites of distilling and appendices of the distillers and the place and after they lived. a few of these files return to the overdue seventeenth century.

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