So, the storm* has settled and I've a wee chance to rattle a few thoughts out and there is no more prime a subject for me than that of whisky and terroir. These wee notions, the subject of the ramble, have been summoned by nothing less than a wee jolly out to Islay to be shown the works of Bruichladdich. A distillery ringing the chimes for a doctrine that they believe terroir matters. "Terroir"**, I can hear the wails, "Oh for fucks sake", as whisky geeks bemoan visions of wine nobbery and mythicism poisoning their egalitarian and rigid science. Is this the case?
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