A Farewell to Taste

With the prowess to impart rich, creamy, fruity nuances to Scotch whisky during the aging process, Spanish sherry casks have been utilized by whisky producers since the 19th century. But as the sale and production of sherry continues to decline, many whisky producers are preparing for the extinction of the sherry cask. “It’s really the […]

Spirits: Idol Of Islay

Although he has been a Friend of Laphroaig for more than 10 years, Harry Williams of Wolverhampton, England, made his first journey to the Islay-based distillery only last summer. With him, he carried a small, black plastic film canister filled with more than 40 metal disks—each one collected from the top of a Laphroaig bottle—which […]