Creation of these pages has been an editing, scanning and compilation exercise
and there is very little original material here. I am therefore indebted to
the authors of the material which I have used - these are enumerated below.
A word first about copyright
These pages have been culled from numerous sources
and are made available for non-commercial use. Copyright for these Web pages
remains with the University of Edinburgh and copyright for the photographs and
text passages therein belong to the original authors.
The presence of links or references to
commercial organisations does not imply sponsorship or endorsement of any kind.
All this material carries copyright of some sort. This is not intended to stop
you using the material but the rights of the authors who have generously agreed
to allow their material to be used must be protected (I'd do the same for you).
This material is kept up to date and as factually accurate as possible. It
does however rely on supplied references and personal accounts which though
reproduced in good faith cannot always be checked. If the facts are important
to you, check with the original sources
The principal reference for the material on individual distilleries is
"The Malt Whisky Companion" - Michael Jackson [Dorling Kindersley 1991]. This
is one of the definitive modern texts on malt whisky and the main inspiration
behind this work. The book contains many numerous tasting notes and background
information beyond the extracts reproduced here and is a "must" for anyone
seriously interested in malt whisky.
- Read and enjoy it.
- Do NOT use it for any form of commercial exercise.
- Do NOT make systematic copies of large pieces of it.
- Do NOT pass it on for reproduction elsewhere
- Do NOT reproduce any portion of it without the original copyright information
present in full.
- Treat the material generally in the spirit in which it is made available -
that way I can build and enhance it.
All quotations from his book are reproduced here for viewing on the Web with
permission and are flagged with his full name. These items are
Copyright Michael Jackson 1989, 1991, 1994.
Other than for viewing on the Web,
no part of this material may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or
transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying
or otherwise without the prior written permission of the copyright owner.
Additional citations and
paraphrasing are flagged "[mj]". I have edited some of the quotations to
exploit the medium of hypertext.
You might like a look at the
complete Michael Jackson bibliography
Text and numerous photographs are reproduced with permission from
"Distilleries of Moray: An illustrated survey by Mike Seton"
(Moray District Libraries, 1980; no ISBN). Further details can be found in the
photograph credits. I am indebted to Mike Seton
for allowing me the use of over 40 original distillery photographs from his
Andy Sutherland lists among his hobbies:
"visiting distilleries, tasting malt and collecting rare bottles of single
malt". I am indebted to him for making available some of his excellent
collection of distillery photos (and pamphlets, which I have raided for numerous
details in the distillery accounts).
sfmar3: San Francisco, March 3
Extracts from tasting brochure for SMWS tasting, March 3 1994 San Francisco
Supplied by Barry Porter
Those interested in more information on the Tindogs should contact:
2421 W. Coyle Street
Phone (+1) 312-761-1823.
They ask that you please give proper credit should you distribute their
material to anyone else.
cm: Charles MacLean
"The Mitchell Beazley Pocket Whisky Book", Charles MacLean;
Mitchell Beazley 1993 ISBN 1 85732 171 5. This is also an excellent pocket
introduction to both malt and blended whisky.
smws: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Extracts from SMWS newsletters are reproduced with
permission. They also furnished a loan of numerous distillery pamphlets.
The Society exists
to promote the sale and enjoyment of malt whisky and does so by making and
distributing their own independant bottlings. They produce a quarterly list of
available malt whiskies and tasting notes and offer a variety of other
information and facilities to members. They charge an annual subscription but
are otherwise open to anyone interested nationally or internationally and may
be contacted via their Web site
Extracts from the "In and Around" series of leaflets from the Moray Tourist
Board are copyright but reproduced here with their permission. The
Tourist Board exists to promote the Moray area as an area of natural beauty,
Scottish culture and of course one with a fine tradition of malt whisky
Further details about Moray may be obtained from:
The Elgin Tourist Information Centre
17 High Street
Moray IV30 1EG
Tel: (+44)1343-542666, Fax: (+44)1343-552982
The Scottish Tourist Board
The Malts Mailing List operated first out of bbn.com and I owe thanks to
members for numerous tasting notes and other comments, especially:
P.O. Box 705
Edinburgh EH4 3EU
Tel: (+44)131-332-2433, Fax: (+44)131-343-1513
lh Larry Hunter < firstname.lastname@example.org > (for numerous tasting notes)
bh: Bill Hewitt < email@example.com >
rb: Richard Bacon < RRAB@ml0.ucs.edinburgh.ac.uk >
macrshap: Richard Shapiro < macrshap@BBN.COM > (who ran it)
bjr: B.J. Reed < BREED@fa-cpacs.unomaha.edu >
jhb: John Butler < firstname.lastname@example.org >
fy: Felix Yen < email@example.com >
bp: Barry Porter < firstname.lastname@example.org >
See the separate entry for details of the current
pg: Peter Green
The An Cnoc distillery or malt was mentioned in the 1994 Peter Green catalogue.
o.m.: Original Material
Numerous pamphlets, bottle labels, comments from informed sources. too many to
mention. Thanks everyone.