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Whisky by Aeneas MacDonald

Published 22/05/2020

Aeneas MacDonald was the pseudonym of George Malcolm Thomson (1899 - 1996), then an Edinburgh-based writer and journalist. He adopted the non de plume in deference to his mother, who was a strict teetotaller! (The original Aeneas MacDonald was one of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s earliest supporters, the so-called ‘Men of Moidart’, who acted as banker to the Jacobite troops during the 1745 Jacobite Rising. Thomson himself was an ardent Scottish nationalist though ironically he subsequently spent most of his life in London.

Published 01/01/0001

— title: “Whisky regions of Scotland” date: 2021-08-16T12:06:49+01:00 type: single draft: true feature: /scotland description: . When it comes to whisky, Scotland immediately springs to mind, even to the uninitiated. Indeed, Scotland is famous for its whisky. The Scots are still arguing with the Irish about who invented the whisky. Both have good and understandable arguments, which you are welcome to read in our posts on the history of Scottish whisky and the history of Irish whisky .

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Does Whisky Have Terroir (A Sense of Place?)

Published 01/01/0001

The phrase “Like the country, like the whisky” is a popular refrain. and it can be tempting to assume that you can taste the rugged nature of the Highlands or the maritime climate of Islay in a single malt. However it’s more complicated than this because of how whisky is mass produced, leading some to challenge the very idea that whisky can really have its own terroir. We investigated this question and checked the five elements of Scottish single malts for their terroir influence.

Does Whisky Have Terroir (A Sense of Place?)