He started working at Lagavulin at age 15, and 47 years later, he’s still at it.
Here’s a look at the history behind five distilleries marking a big milestone in 2016—and their enduring impact on today’s Scotch whisky industry.
Aside from concentrating alcohol during the distillation process, the still has a significant impact on a whisky’s flavor.
Scotch distillers have long aged their whisky in bourbon (and sherry) casks. Now cognac, wine, and more exotic casks are being used for maturation.