At WU we have a special place in our hearts for the drams of Islay, both peated and unpeated, and so we just wanted to wish everyone a good recovery from this year’s Feis Ile, along with happy big birthdays to Laphroaig and Ardbeg who both turn 200 this year, and to Kilchoman for reaching its 10th anniversary. We’ll grace your shores again soon.
(Edit: For those that couldn’t make it to the distilleries, keep an eye out for the Feis Ile 2015 releases – particularly those of the birthday boys: Laphroaig’s Cairdeas, Ardbeg’s Perpetuum and Kilchoman’s 10th Anniversary release)
Bringing back memories of the posters of yesteryear which merrily stated that “Guinness is good for you” – recent articles have suggested that whisky is in fact good for you. Of course, WU encourages anyone to enjoy drinking whisky – and to enjoy it responsibly – but we were recently provided with a list of 10 reasons as to why being a whisky drinker is good for you… or at least better than other drinks.
Reasons for the health benefits apparently include: help with weight loss, improvement of brain activity and actively preventing causes of cancer and strokes. Of course, this must all be taken with a (figurative) pinch of salt, but it certainly makes us feel even better about enjoying the odd wee dram and adds a (literal) bonus to wishing people good health when saying sláinte!