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An e-book to answer all your questions about Scotland's Single Malt Whiskies. Based on interviews with 55 of the top Whisky Makers - from the oldest and best known distilleries to the newest independent artisans. Combining video, text and stunning images, the Bearshead Insider's Guide examines the History, Regions and Processes with helpful tips on how and when to drink this unique spirit, as well as a useful pronunciation guide for the more outlandish Gaelic spellings.

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Contents
Click for Sample of the History text.
Scroll down for a Sample Video from the chapter on Process Details.

-FOREWORD
-INTRODUCTION (3 pages)
The Secret to making Scotch Whisky Video (1 minute 33secs)
-THE PROCESS (3 pages)
The simple explanation plus Video (6 minutes)
-THE HISTORY OF SCOTCH WHISKY (45 pages)
Pre History. Creation Myths Video (1 minute 23secs)
Official Birth of Scotch Whisky: 1494. Video (2 minutes 28secs)
Enter Government.
Religion in Scotland: Enough to drive even the most pious to drink.
License to Distill
The "United" Kingdom
Stop a Riot- Help a Smuggler. Smugglers & Gaugers Video (4 minutes 18seconds)
The Would-be King comes home.
UK Loss is US Gain.
Scottish Enlightenment.
Industrial Revolution.
Highland Clearance Calamity.
Glenlivet Gets The Royal Treatment.
A Cottage Industry Goes Legit. 1834 Video (6 minutes 18secs)
Roll Out the Barrels. Advent of Blends Video (2 minutes 56 secs)
Nature Bites. Phyloxera Video (1 minute 21 secs)
Rise of the Whisky Barons. Video (1 minute 42 secs)
The Inevitable Bust. Pattison Crash Video (1 minute 52 secs)
Wars on Germany and Wars on Alcohol. World Wars Video (3 minute 28 secs)
Post War Whisky: From Lack to Glut. Post War Video (2 minutes 59 secs)
New Markets & New Optimism. New Distilleries Video (3 minutes 9 secs)
Global Warming. The Future Video (2 minutes 18 secs)
-THE DETAILS (36 pages)
Barley. Video (2 minutes 43 secs)
Water. Video (4 minutes 8 secs)
Malting. Video (3 minutes)
Peating. Video (2 minutes 31 secs)
Mashing.
Fermentation. Video (3 minutes 26 secs)
Stills. Video (1 minute 28 secs)
Spirit Safe. Spirit Cut Video (36 secs)
Heat Sources. Video (1 minute 36 secs)
Reflux. Video (1 minute 40 secs.)
Condensing the Spirit. Video (1 minute 24 secs)
2X, 3x & 2.5X Distillation.
Sulphur. Video (1 minute 25secs)
Casks. Video (3 minutes 46 secs)
Aging. Video (5 minutes 36 secs)
Angel's Share. Video (51 secs)
Air. Video (1 minute 7 secs)
Finishing. Video (3 minutes 41 secs)
Chill Filtration. Video (2 minutes 13 secs)
-REGIONS (28 pages)
Appellation. Video (2 minutes 8 secs)
Highlands. Video (6 minutes 24 secs)
Speyside. Video (4 minutes 35 secs)
Islands. Video (4 minutes 53 secs)
Orkney. Video (2 minutes 21 secs)
Islay. Video (4 minutes 15secs)
Lowlands. Video (1 minute 53 secs)
Campbeltown. Video (1 minute 41 secs)
-IMPORTANT STUFF (8 pages)
Which Whisky? Tasting Notes Video (6 minutes 3 secs)
Water or Not? Video (3 minutes 59 secs)
Food?
Single Cask Bottlings.
The Best Job in the World. Video (3 minutes 39 secs)
-DISTILLERIES (158 PAGES)
A comprehensive list of all the Distilleries, including audio tasting notes from 80 of them.
-CAST LIST.

 

Sample Video "PEAT", featuring Marko Tayburn of Abhainn Dearg, Dr Nick Morgan of Diageo, Russell Anderson & John Ramsay of Highland Park, Euan Shand of Duncan Taylor's, Alan Winchester of Glenlivet, Alastair Longwell of Ardmore, Jim MacEwan of Port Charlotte & Octomore and John Campbell of Laphroaig.

 

 

 



 

 

 


All the Distilleries:
Aberfeldy, Aberlour, Abhainn Dearg, Adelphi, Ailsa Bay, Allt-a-Bhainne, anCnoc, Annandale, Arbikie, Ardbeg, Ardlair, Ardmore, Arran, Auchentoshan, Auchroisk, Aultmore,
Balblair, Ballechin, Balmenach, Balvenie, Banff, Ben Nevis, BenRiach, Benrinnes, Benromach, Ben Wyvis, Blackwood, Bladnoch, Blair Athol, Bowmore, Braeval, Braes of Glenlivet, Brora, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabhain,
Cambus, Cameronbridge, Caol Ila, Caperdonich, Cardhu, Clynelish, Coleburn, Convalmore, Cragganmore, Craigellachie, Craiglodge, Croftengea, Cu Dhub,
Daftmill, Dailuaine, Dallas Dhu, Dalmore, Dalwhinnie, Deanston, Dumguish, Dufftown,
Edradour, Ellenstown, Fettercairn, Finlaggan,
Girvan, Glen Albyn, Glenallachie, Glen Burgie, Glencadam, Glen Deveron, Glen Douglas, Glendronach, Glendullan, Glen Elgin, Glen Esk, Glen Flagler, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Glen Garioch, Glenglassaugh, Glengoyne, Glen Grant, Glengyle, Glen Keith, Glenkinchie, Glenlivet, Glenlochy, Glenlossie, Glenmorangie, Glen Mohr, Glen Moray, Glen Ord, Glenrothes, Glen Scotia, Glen Spey, Glentauchers, Glenturret, Glenugie, Glenury Royal,
Hazelburn, Hazelwood, Highland Park, Hillside, Ileach, Inchgower, Imperial, Inchmoan, Inchfad, Inchmurrin, Invergordon, Inverleven, Islebrae, Iona, Jura,
Kilchoman, Kilkerran, Killyloch, Kinclaith, Kininvie, Knockando, Knockdhu,
Ladyburn, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Ledaig, Linkwood, Linlithgow, Lismore, Littlemill, Loch Lomond, Lochside, Lonach, Longmorn, Longrow,
Macallan, Macduff, Machrie Moor, Maltmill, Mannochmore, Millburn, Miltonduff, Mortlach, Mosstowie, North British, North Port,
Oban, Octomore, Old Pulteney, Pittyvaich, Poit Dhubh, Port Charlotte, Port Dundasm Port Ellen, Praban na Linne, Pulteney, Rosebank, Roseisle, Royal Brackla, Royal Lochnagar,
St Magdalene, Scapa, Shetland, Singleton, Speyburn, Speyside, Spey, Springbank, Strathisla, Strathmill, Stronachie,
Tantallan, Talisker, Tamnavulin, Tamdh,Teaninich, Tobermory, Tomatin, Tomintoul, Tormore, Tullibardine, Wolfburn.