Kilchoman Inaugural 100% Islay – Review

*Thanks to the good folks at Impex Beverages for the sample. The word "terroir", liberally tossed around with reckless abandon by the wine world, is a more nebulous and even dubious term when occasionally tossed around by marketers in the whisk(e)y world. A loose definition of the word could be "a sense of place", more … Continue reading Kilchoman Inaugural 100% Islay – Review

History Lesson #1 – The Phylloxera Epidemic

*The first in what will, hopefully, be a series of  mildly in-depth looks at some of the pivotal events in Whisky's illustrious history... When I first heard of the Phylloxera epidemic that decimated the European wine industry in the late 1800's, I wasn't aware of its impact on the world of whisky, but I was … Continue reading History Lesson #1 – The Phylloxera Epidemic