This again is a
question which it is very difficult to answer with
certainty. Most people would agree that the water used is
the decisive factor. Adjoining distilleries which draw
their water from different sources are known to produce
whiskies that are quite dissimilar in flavour. The size
and shape of the stills are also important as are the skill
and experience of the men who manage them. It is the
objective of the distiller to produce a whisky whose
flavour and character remain consistent at all times and
in all circumstances. This is the true art of distilling.
acquired only after many years and often handed down
from one generation to the next.
© SWA 1995