Diageo's highland headquarters. Steve and Eve were lucky enough to taste some of their finest malts as a guest of Diageo's Gregor Cattanach. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Diageo's highland headquarters. Steve and Eve were lucky enough to taste some of their finest malts as a guest of Diageo's Gregor Cattanach. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
A typical peat bog on Islay. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
A typical peat bog on Islay. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Speyburn in the Speyside region produces a light to medium bodied whisky. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Speyburn in the Speyside region produces a light to medium bodied whisky. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
The well defined legs of the big, oily Lagavulin are visible in this tasting glass. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
The well defined legs of the big, oily Lagavulin are visible in this tasting glass. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
The Locke's distillery in Kilbeggan, Ireland. The oldest licensed distillery in Ireland, an excellent museum, is now producing again, albeit on a small scale. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
The Locke's distillery in Kilbeggan, Ireland. The oldest licensed distillery in Ireland, an excellent museum, is now producing again, albeit on a small scale. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Taken in the distillery filling room. Only after May 2012, can the contents legally be referred to as whisky. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Taken in the distillery filling room. Only after May 2012, can the contents legally be referred to as whisky. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
This distillery on the isle of Islay has a beautiful setting, and their whisky has a cult following. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
This distillery on the isle of Islay has a beautiful setting, and their whisky has a cult following. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
These Highland cows can be seen roaming the glens all over Scotland. Steve spotted these close to the Speyside Distillery. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
These Highland cows can be seen roaming the glens all over Scotland. Steve spotted these close to the Speyside Distillery. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Located in the north-eastern Speyside region. Very pretty, well maintained distillery in a very scenic area. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Located in the north-eastern Speyside region. Very pretty, well maintained distillery in a very scenic area. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Owned by Scottish master distiller Billy Walker and 2 South Africans, Wayne Kieswetter and Geoff Bell, their 12 year old expression is superb - rich, round and flavourful. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Owned by Scottish master distiller Billy Walker and 2 South Africans, Wayne Kieswetter and Geoff Bell, their 12 year old expression is superb - rich, round and flavourful. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
The home of the Chivas Regal blend. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
The home of the Chivas Regal blend. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Another distillery on Islay, producing a big, oily, smoky, peaty style of whisky. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Another distillery on Islay, producing a big, oily, smoky, peaty style of whisky. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Another picturesque setting on Islay. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
Another picturesque setting on Islay. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
The Glenfiddich distillery produces over 10 million litres of pure spirit per annum. An excellent tour for any whisky enthusiast. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
The Glenfiddich distillery produces over 10 million litres of pure spirit per annum. An excellent tour for any whisky enthusiast. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
One of 5 distilleries in Scotland still doing their own malting. This is the malting floor where the barley is turned every 3-4 hours while germinating. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za
One of 5 distilleries in Scotland still doing their own malting. This is the malting floor where the barley is turned every 3-4 hours while germinating. Photo: Steve Adams, www.wildaboutwhisky.co.za

The FNB Whisky Live Festival, in partnership with Independent Online, will be taking place from 2 - 4 November 2011 in Cape Town, and 9 -11 November 2011 in Johannesburg. To whet your appetite, Steve Adams - co-owner of Wild about Whisky, a whisky bar in the heart of Dullstroom - and accomplished photographer, showcases a selection of photographs, documenting his recent trip to Scotland, and its famous Scotch whisky distilleries.

The FNB Whisky Live Festival, in partnership with Independent Online, will be taking place from 2 - 4 November 2011 in Cape Town, and 9 -11 November 2011 in Johannesburg.

Building on its reputation as the largest, liveliest and most entertaining whisky lifestyle show of its kind, the ninth annual festival will showcase more than 180 local and international whiskies, a choice of whisky liqueurs, a range of luxury lifestyle products and a host of whiskies new to South Africa.