April 1, 2015

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Islay

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Written and photographed by Guy Reifenberg of Kokopeli Adventure. When in Islay it is highly advisable to take a very deep breath of the very special air – preferably with a glass of whisky in your hand – in any corner of the island – on the seashore, in the fields or on the shores… [Full Article]

London Pub Tour from Brit Experiences


The pub is an essential part of British culture and its social history dates back hundreds of years so what better way to understand an institution that is at the heart of British life than by experiencing a London Pub Tour.  There are two tours to choose from departing on different days.  The Southwark Tavern… [Full Article]

Acquiring a Taste for Single Malt Scotch Whisky


By Ray Pearson, Scotch Whisky Expert “An appreciation of prose is learned, not instinctive. It is an acquired taste, like Scotch Whisky.” – Abigail Padgett “There is no such thing as a bad whiskey. Some whiskeys just happen to be better than others. But a man shouldn’t fool with booze until he’s fifty; then he’s… [Full Article]

New Whiskey Glass a Combination of Aesthetics and Science


By Ray Pearson Whiskey drinkers, rejoice! Forget traditional shapes of glasses that direct all the whiskey’s aromas to the nose; here’s a scientifically-designed glass that lets “the alcohol smell” escape, and emphasizes only the pleasant aromas. The making and enjoyment of whiskey is actually more about its aroma than its taste. In Scotland, at least… [Full Article]

Whisky, Water and Ice – As You Like It – How the Distillery Craftsmen in Scotland Take Their Drink


Third in a series by Whiskey Tours Curator Ray Pearson “The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learnt to like it.” – Sir Winston Churchill We’re glad Sir Winston found a way to enjoy his water – the challenge continues to this… [Full Article]