Archive for 'Whisky'
Some say Scotch whisky is dark because it’s peated! Some say it is because the casks have been charred before the clear distilled spirit is filled into them! Well the answer is much simpler. The whisky takes its colour from the oak cask it matures in, more so from the type of alcoholic liquid which was [...]
Scotch Whisky: Uisge beatha: Water of Life = a distilled beer (no hops) Yes whisky is a distilled beer, the same as Cognac is a distilled wine and the same as Calvados is a distilled Cider. This is how it works: we need sugar, (cereal, fruits etc) we need yeast, (natural, distillers or brewers) we [...]
This week I went to Daftmill Distillery in Fife where i meet with Francis Cuthbert, farmer, distiller and a great chap. Viv from Fife Food Network set up the meeting. A visit to one of Scotland newest distilling enterprises, I had expected to see something simple and perhaps not very professional to be honest, perhaps [...]
A few days ago I met with Drew Mackenzie Smith the Owner of the Lindores Abbey, where it is said a monk became famous for being named on the oldest recording for whisky in Scotland in the Scottish exchequer roll of Edinburgh: “eight bolls of malt for Friar John Cor wherewith to make Aquavitea” was [...]