At present the Scottish Guide Sites column lists the sites I have found most useful. The Miscellaneous Whisky Links is a dumping ground for links I've come across and don't want to lose, but haven't yet worked out the appropriate structure for them.
Page Updated 16/11/2017
www.maltmadness.com/ } linked to the next two listed sites, together
www.maltmaniacs.org/ } providing a wealth of whisky related content
www.whiskyfun.com/ } tasting, blogs, distillery profiles...
drwhisky.blogspot.com/ nothing since 2014
fahrenheit173.com/ nothing since 2014
www.jollytopertastings.co.uk - based on tastings in Edinburgh
misswhisky.com/ Alwynne Gwilt's site has taken a back seat since she's been a full time brand ambassador.
ralfy.com/ podcast reviews of whisky
scotchwhisky.com news, magazine, reviews, whiskypedia
whiskystory.blogspot.co.uk/ in Barnard's footsteps - until 2012
www.scotchmaltwhisky.co.uk/ whisky news, also hosts a whisky forum
www.whiskybase.com whisky database
www.whiskyboys.com/ blog, shop, smws codes
whiskycast.com/ whisky podcasts and some other whisky trivia
www.whiskymarketplace.co.uk/ whisky price comparison site
www.whisky-pages.com/ not udated since 2015, but still useful source
www.whiskymerchants.co.uk is a mine of information on all things Whisky.
www.wormtub.com/ includes list of ALL distilleries past and present
www.scotch-whisky.org.uk/ - Scotch Whisky Association
www.whiskyintelligence.com/ - news
www.glenlochy.com - about Glenlochy Distillery (RIP) and spirit safes
www.whisky.com/ page explaining the distillation process
Miscellaneous Whisky Links
The two sites below are in Japanese and English, having been created by Japanese enthusiasts for Scotland and Scotch Whisky. Lots of photos of Scotland, Distilleries and even distillery cats!
Directory of Lost Distilleries - http://www.lostdistillery.com/
Lost Distillery Company
ileach.co.uk/artwork/index.html - Islay pictures by Ian Gray
votd.moosewatch.org/category/podcast-episode/ - occasional podcasts from Billy Abbot and Jason B Standing
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/9153934/Ale-under-the-veil-the-only-brewery-in-Pakistan.html - article on brewing and distilling in Pakistan!
Scottish Guide Sites
Area guides including accommodation, eating & drinking, what's on?, local attractions and much more. Illustrated features on many towns, villages and attractions including some very comprehensive Distillery features.
The Internet Guide to Scotland
Features an Alternative Guide to Scotland including Accommodation, Food & Drink etc etc, lots of good stuff but somewhat chaoticly organised; a guide to good and bad Scottish Pop and a Dictionary with such entries as
"Act it: Deliberately behaving in an obtuse manner. Trying it on.
'Twelve pints isnae enuff tae get ye pished so dinnae act it.'"
Room Finder Scotland
The official tourist board site, comprehensive, informative, and er official.
Gaelic Place Names
The Ordnance Survey site contains a glossary of Gaelic place names, commencing with a brief introduction to Gaelic pronunciation and
For a more in depth look at Scottish Place names: Place Names of Scotland by James B Johnston, published in 1892 - out of print, out of copyright, so free to download or read on-line - http://www.archive.org/stream/placenamesofscot00johnuoft#page/n5/mode/2up
Whisky cast guide to distillery names and pronunciation