How does terrior come through in spirits? Very few producers dare answer this question with their hard work and years of commitment. Tequila Ocho in Mexico comes to mind, but agave is well known for its variety of character and attitude. Wine is the most conversed about when the word terroir is heard, but it doesn’t experience the dramatic process of distillation. Technique, ingredients and aging are well known influencers of how a whisky tastes, but we now have a benchmark available on the worldwide market that attempts to grasp the terroir of Islay, Scotland.