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    Whisky Documentary: Islay

    Saw this on Reddit:

    http://youtu.be/4bFwABaP3Ts

    It does a pretty good job going over the basics of whisky production for us n00bs - almost comes off as a "commercial-ish" (especially the tasting sections) for the distilleries on the island.

    The distillery talking heads give some good info/data on the process as well.
    Last edited by ChainWhip; 04-13-2013 at 21:59.
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    Re: Whisky Documentary: Islay

    Thanks for posting this. The post-production is pretty cheesy, but there is a lot of detail offered as well. Most of the interviews are really good too.

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    Re: Whisky Documentary: Islay

    Pretty fantastic. A nice video primer for your friends that are unfamiliar with Islay.

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    Re: Whisky Documentary: Islay

    Thanks for posting that, CDub. I really enjoyed it.

    However, if I were a cask in Jim McEwan's rickhouse, I'd be nervous...
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    Re: Whisky Documentary: Islay

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Thanks for posting that, CDub. I really enjoyed it.

    However, if I was a cask in Jim McEwan's rickhouse, I'd be nervous...
    Who's turn is it in the barrel? =]b

    Yeah... Jim's got an almost unhealthy way of describing his "women".
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    Re: Whisky Documentary: Islay

    That's interesting but I like this one a little better since it covers several styles of whiskey including bourbon. This came out in 2009 or so and features John Hansell throughout. Enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1ZSNg826Cg

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    Re: Whisky Documentary: Islay

    Another good one, Joe. Thanks for sharing.

    Interesting that not one person in either of these two shows ever used the term "juice". Hmmmmm...
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    Re: Whisky Documentary: Islay

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    That's interesting but I like this one a little better since it covers several styles of whiskey including bourbon. This came out in 2009 or so and features John Hansell throughout. Enjoy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1ZSNg826Cg
    that was great. Thanks for posting it. Now I want to try some of the micro we have here where I live after seeing the Colorado distillery.
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    Re: Whisky Documentary: Islay

    After re-watching that I think I may have posted the wrong video. I think there may have been a series of these on the History Channel and the one I remember pertaining to this thread went into more detail about Laphroig in particular. As a long time bourbon drinker I decided I needed to broaden my horizons (after seeing it when it originally aired) and buy a bottle of Laph 10 (only ~$30 a few years ago). Let's just say that my horizons are as narrow as ever, but it was still a very interesting video. I'll have to dig around and see if I can find it.
    Last edited by smknjoe; 05-08-2013 at 17:54.
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