The  Malt  Project
About Volumes IV thu VII

Volume IV - Distilleries of Speyside

Speyside -
more than any other area of Scotland – is probably the best known of all the malt districts. It's the home of Glenfiddich and The Glenlivet, Macallan, Aberlour and Strathisla; just to name a few.

At one time there were nearly 70 malt distilleries operating in Speyside. Today 44 remain in operation and The Malt Project visited 20.

You’ll go "behind the stills" at Aberlour, Balvenie, Benromach, Cardhu, Cragganmore, Dufftown, Glen Grant, Glen Moray, Glenfarclas, Glenfiddich, Gordon & Macphail, Longmorn, Macallan, Mortlach, Strathisla and The Glenlivet.

We'll meet top blenders, distillery managers, chefs and private bottlers. We'll find out how the famous
Walker's shortbreads relate to the whisky industry and join a private tasting at the Dufftown Whisky Shop. 

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Take a  look at a short sample of Volume IV's Distillery visits in Speyside - Click Here


Volume V - The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

More Malt Project Excitement in Speyside

 

The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival has been held since 1999 and it gets bigger and better each time. Our Malt Project crew began this documentary at the spring 2004 festival and buttoned it up in 2005. Speyside is something special. It is the epicenter of the Whisky industry. The Spey Valley has the highest concentration of distilleries in the world, and is a favorite destination for whisky lovers around the world. And they come to celebrate, be educated and meet the people who make their favorite drink. Twice a year, a large group of whisky lovers gather in the little town of Dufftown for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. There's a saying that "Rome was built on seven hills; Dufftown was built on seven stills". No where else can one find so much of the whisky business in one  location. We think you'll enjoy The Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival; Volume V from The Malt Project.


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Click Here to see a wee peak at the Speyside Festival on Volume V


Volume VI - The Coastal and Island Distilleries


FEATURING:

Bruichladdich - Glengyle -
Highland Park - Isle of Arran - Kilchoman - Ledaig - Loch Ewe - Oban - Old Pulteney - Scapa - Springbank - Tobermory

The Coastal & Island Distilleries took the Malt Project
crew on a trip of nearly 1000 miles throughout the
Highlands and Islands to some of the most revered distilleries in Scotland. From Highland Park to Springbank; from Oban to Tobermory and Bruichladdich to Arran; the trip was very worthwhile.



To introduce this volume we assembled whisky journalists Martine Nouet, Dominic Roskrow and Gavin Smith to give their opinions on the coastal and islands whiskies. You'll have a hard time getting through these two DVDs without a great desire for every whisky we sampled.

 

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Here's a sneak prevue of what to expect on the distillery vists in Volume VI - CLICK HERE


 VOLUME VII -ISLAY REVISITED and HIDDEN TREASURES 

The giant stills at Caol Ila typify our revisit to Islay.  It was the fall of 2002 when we fist visited the distilleries on the “Whisky Island”.  We were back in 2003 for the Islay Malt and Music Festival (Volume II) and spent a few days in 2006 getting an update. It was on that short visit that we realized many changes were taking place on Islay. Management had changed at several distilleries, there were different expressions being released, a new distillery opened. And the yen for Islay whisky continued to make it the fastest growing single malt in a period of booming Scotch Whisky again. And, to top it off, Volume I was nearly out of stock.

 

Volume VII is all new high quality broadcast quality digital video, shot in late 2008  providing a new look at the eight working distilleries on Islay and their good neighbor, Isle of Jura,(only a seven minute ferry ride away). Even though Jura is often thought to be an “Islay Whisky” it officially is an “Island Whisky”.

 

And, what about those HIDDEN TREASURES?  Well, Speyside is really part of the Highlands and we visited several distilleries that are seldom on the visitor list in or near Speyside and are definitely worth the visit.

 
While we were at it we wanted to give you a feel for the growth currently happening in Scotch Whisky. It comes and goes, but the next decade promises to be the biggest production time since the early 80’s.  Once again in the ups and downs of Scotch, we’re in a boom!  Enjoy!

 

Distilleries covered are: Ardbeg, Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Caol Ila, Kilchoman, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Isle of Jura, Benriach, Duncan Taylor, Glenallachie, Glendronach, Glenglassaugh, Glenrothes and Tormore.

 

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Click here for some scenes from the Islay Distilleries you'll find on Disc one of Volume VII

For a look at some of the Hidden Treasures distilleries on Volume VII - Disc Two - Click here!