“60 Minutes” Goes To Scotland’s Islay Island, The Heaven Of Single-Malt Whiskys

by • May 4, 2015 • History, Random News, TravelComments (0)4629

In the 15th century, monks passed down to locals the meticulous technique of transforming barley, wheat, and yeast into the world’s premium single-malt whisky. Nicknamed the “water of life,” single-malt whisky is now one of the most in-demand spirits in the entire world. Before he passed away, 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon travelled to the legendary Scottish island of Islay, 20 miles west off the coast of mainland Scotland. It’s here where Bob met up with Jim McEwan, master of the works at the famed distillery, Bruichladdich. To pay tribute to Bob, the 60 Minutes team compiled his footage and hand-written notes to complete his unfinished report and you can watch it in full above. You can learn more about Bruichladdich by visiting Bruichladdich.com, and watch the extra featurettes at 60Minutes.com.

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