Islay Malts

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  • 1. 
    Which Highland Distillery currently owns Ardbeg?
    • A. 

      Glenlivet

    • B. 

      Glenfiddich

    • C. 

      Glenmorangie

    • D. 

      Glenrothes

  • 2. 
    Which is the newest edition to the Islay distilleries?
    • A. 

      Bunnahabhain

    • B. 

      Kilchoman

    • C. 

      Caol ila

    • D. 

      Bruichladdich

  • 3. 
    Which Islay giant produces 6.5 million liters of spirit per year?
    • A. 

      Ardbeg

    • B. 

      Laphroaig

    • C. 

      Caol ila

    • D. 

      Lagavulin

  • 4. 
    When Bruichladdich re-opened their doors and rebranded themselves in 2001 they used a bright color blue for their label. Explain to me why.
  • 5. 
    How many Islay Distilleries still do their own floor maltings?
  • 6. 
    Which Islay Distillery's malt has the highest phenol parts per million (ppm)?
  • 7. 
    At one point Beam (or the owners of Beam) owned 3 distilleries on Islay. Which is the only one still currently owned by them?
    • A. 

      Lagavulin

    • B. 

      Ardbeg

    • C. 

      Laphroaig

    • D. 

      Bruichladdich

  • 8. 
    Lagavulin translates too:
    • A. 

      The sound of Islay

    • B. 

      Mill hollow

    • C. 

      Small headland

    • D. 

      Mouth of the river

  • 9. 
    Which Islay Distilleries never use caramel coloring or chill filtering? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Laphroaig

    • B. 

      Ardbeg

    • C. 

      Lagavulin

    • D. 

      Bowmore

    • E. 

      Caol ila

    • F. 

      Bunnahabhain

    • G. 

      Bruichladdich

    • H. 

      Kilchoman

  • 10. 
    The shape and size of a still makes an incredible difference in the character of the spirit. Lagavulin, as an example, has short, squished pear shaped stills. Caol ila has large, tall stills that taper slowly. Tell me why this has so much influence.