Secrets of a Long Life

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James Hogg – a shepherd from the Ettrick area in the Scottish Border country – wrote in previous times that “if a body knew the exact quantity/ of whisky to take each day and stuck to that dose, I verily trow that he might leave for ever, and that doctors and Kirlryards (Church graveyards) would go out o’ […]

Scotch Whisky Sales Down

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Many people in Scotland laboured under the impression that the world wide sales of Scotch Whisky would keep on rising forever. How so ? Nothing keeps on rising forever, and it is disturbing to learn that the so called “Scottish Government” is now embracing this old industry like hugging a little baby, now that they […]

Let’s Clear the Air

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Nicola Sturgeon the 1st minister of the Parliament in Edinburgh, has only this week hailed the Scotch Whisky Industry as a winner for Scotland’s economy. That is really amusing for me as I well recall Winifred Ewing in circa 1974/5 when she was MP for Moray & Nairn and was canvassing at the time I […]

The World of Experts

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The world appears to be chock full of “experts” these days. You can hardly turn on an information or documentary programme without being subjected to at least one “expert” ! Now, there is nothing wrong with Genuine Experts, that’s ok, but I really “Rail” when we are subjected to the type of “expert” who quite […]

Whisky World Happenings

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There is certainly a lot happening in the Whisky World. A new Distillery was opened early this week at Carron on Speyside, it has been built by Chivas Bros., who are committing investment of £60m per annum in Scotland over the next few years. there has also been recently opened the Kings Barns Distillery in […]