Whisky Castle Gifts
There is a healthy rennaisance in the Island distilling industry. There are eight Island distilleries with a few macro stills in the making.
The Arran commenced distilling less than 11 years ago. Independently owned this still puts out some interesting 46% alc/vol Malts and although still young gets better and better each year.
The Highland Park on Orkney goes from strength to strength under the Edrington Group. Here is a dram of epic possibilities. Malting is done in the old fashioned way turned by hand, batches are rested before bottling and there is a great ethos for perfection eminating from the distillery.
The Isle of Jura is a light oily malt. This is owned presently by the Whyte and MacKay Group.
The Talisker at Carbost, Isle of Skye. This peaty dram can be sintilatingly good when bottled above the standard 45.8% alc./vol. and with age there is nothing finer.
All of the Island Malts have there own charator. Vive la Difference!