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Issue 150 - Island Destinations

Whisky Magazine Issue 150
April 2018


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Island Destinations

In a new series we send some of the whisky world's great and good to a desert island, what will they chose to take?

Our Whisky is a global campaign to highlight the diversity of the whisky industry, the inclusiveness of whisky and the variety of its drinkers. The project is designed to challenge opinions of what a whisky drinker looks like through a photographical social media series. Spearheaded by Becky Paskin, editor of, and Georgie Bell, global whisky educator, they hope to inspire people all over the globe by showcasing how diverse the whisky industry really is. Following the launch, the campaign will evolve to encompass diversity, highlighting different ethnicities and cultures.

Whisky #1

Compass Box Hedonism

Compass Box has always championed equality in the workplace and is also at the forefront of changing the way people think about whisky with progressive campaigns and thought-provoking releases. Our first desert island dram would have to be Hedonism, the blended grain that started it all for them, which really opened eyes to the charm of grain whiskies. In fact, the woman printed on its label was very possibly the first to feature on a Scotch whisky bottle. Hedonism is silky, smooth and rich, with notes of vanilla, toffee, honey and cocoa which we love with a cube of ice. There will be an ice machine on our island, right?

Whisky #2

Brenne Single Malt

This whisky reminds us of eating banana flambÈe with vanilla ice cream. With notes of coconut, vanilla and toffee apples, this is the whisky weíll be drinking on our island when the nights get col...

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