Monday, February 27, 2006

Distillery to recreate 92% malt whisky

The Guardian

By Sam Jones

Even the most seasoned whisky drinker may want to make sure their stomach is well-lined and add a drop more water than usual to the tumbler.
A distillery on Islay in the Western Isles is to produce a single malt with an alcoholic content of at least 92%, making it more than twice as strong as most whiskies and stronger than absinthe. The company, Bruichladdich, will use an ancient recipe to create the whisky, which they believe will be akin to a drink described 300 years ago by the 17th-century travel writer Martin Martin.

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