George was one of my first main contacts in my whisky journey. He was working at the Soho Whisky Club in London, and helped get me started on my whisky story, pretty sure he poured me a Linkwood. That was a long time ago. Since then George has travelled and worked in Australia with StarwardContinue reading “Meet George Keeble…”
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Meet Emma Ware…
Emma is a member of the Glen Moray Distillery team, and I blooming love her! Why? Well, like me she is an advocate of the “C” word, and is #TeamManzanilla (a Glen Moray Warehouse 1 release), what more to like? Annoyingly she also seems to keep houseplants alive far better than I do. So ,Continue reading “Meet Emma Ware…”
Meet Colin Hampden-White
“I believe it is the best all round whisky in the world.” – Colin Hampden-White
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”
Meet John Robertson
So, you will notice I don’t have a picture of John, but I think his work will give you a good idea of what he’s about. I first started “chatting” with John over on Instagram. I actually entered a competition and won some art from his studio. Studio? Not distillery? Yep, as I said thisContinue reading “Meet John Robertson”
Meet Iain Allan
Iain Allan is one of the nicest people I have met in the whisky industry. A regular at whisky shows and pops up on on-line tastings as well. Many consumers, like myself have parted with hard earned cash after listening to Iain chat about the latest drams from Glen Moray, so watch out!! So, pourContinue reading “Meet Iain Allan”
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…..”