Replay: All About Islay
Islay is Scotland’s most famous – and most divisive – island. Known primarily for its smoky, peated style of whiskies, this island has distinguished itself enough to be classified as one of Scotland’s 5 recognized distilling region. But why are Islay Scotches typically so smoky and peaty? And how does that flavor get into the bottle? Why is this island in particular so associated with peat? And why does it seem some people can’t get enough of Islay, while others recoil at the thought of a peated dram? In this chat we’ll talk about the Island itself, its many distilleries, and the range of amazing whiskies made there.
Please Join host Zach Johnston, Spirits Editor for UPROXX Life, as he explores, reminisces and discusses the remote island of Islay and its Scotch Whisky legacy. Zach welcomes Scotland resident and Diageo Whisky Ambassador TJ Littlejohn and Islay photographer Ben Shakespeare. Ben also actively volunteers on the Fèis Ìle (Islay Festival) Committee, a festival gathering of whisky and Islay fans from across the globe.
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