Meet Sophie Pashley

I first met Sophie, virtually, via The Whisky Circus a couple years ago. She is a rising star in the English whisky industry, working as a brewer and distiller for Cooper King Distillery in York. A wealth of knowledge, great palate and pure joy to be around. My memories of Sophie during the UK lockdownContinue reading “Meet Sophie Pashley”

We need to talk……

……four words that would on occasion make a cold shiver run down my spine. But I’m not here for that conversation. I’m writing about the need to talk. To talk. To converse. To communicate. Effectively. We need a dialogue, a tete-a-tete, a consultation, a sit down and thrash this out. We need more than oneContinue reading “We need to talk……”

Oh, I get by…..

…….with a little help from my friends.  I realise I don’t write on my whisky blog very much and there are various reasons for that; I don’t cover what other people already cover. I only really write when I have something I feel is worthwhile saying. Oh, and I don’t do reviews here. (sometimes onContinue reading “Oh, I get by…..”

Just keep walking….

…says Johnnie Walker. And they/he are right. In a world that is just hard work right now, we can only just keep walking. Don’t worry, its not going to be a heavy blog. In fact, I am going to indulge in a little bit of reminiscing over a trip I had to Edinburgh a coupleContinue reading “Just keep walking….”

Can’t find the words for the whisky…..

…well sometimes, neither can I. I haven’t written here for quite some time. It’s been a bit of a year hasn’t it? And I always said, I will only write when something triggers me to do so. Much of my thinking time this year has been captured by politics and climate issues, and when IContinue reading “Can’t find the words for the whisky…..”

My Last Sunset……

Sounds a bit ominous doesn’t it? Maybe it comes across as a bit whimsical, or maybe it sounds like I’m not feeling great and could be contemplating seeing my last sunset. Thankfully, it’s not that bad but given the year I and many have had it would be understandable. The last sunset I saw wasContinue reading “My Last Sunset……”