John Gets Around…2

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I have some really good experiences when I’m “On the Road” This was when I visited The Ice Hotell, at Kiruna in the Artic Circle region of Sweden, last year. The Temp. in the Ice Bar (Yes, even the glasses are made of ice !) was a quite warm -6 Degs. C. Pretty good when […]

Where are all the Anoraks ?

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I well remember around 10 years ago when I was being written off by certain people around Europe. I now know that some of the businesses they toadied up to are Unfortunately (and I truly mean it) not in business any more. There are good friends (really good) and there are fair weather friends. What […]

The Title of Master Distiller

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Please see below a post from Kentucky. I appreciate the sentiments, and have no problem with the concept, except it does not sit well with me, but good on Jim Rutledge. I always knew that the term “Master Distiller” came from from the US of A. Actually I have NEVER felt Comfortable being bracketted in […]

New Distillery BUILD IDEAS

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I have always harboured the idea of building a Distillery to Exactly to my way of thinking. We have a Beaurocracy in the UK, and I’m afraid also in the EU, where it is ever more increasingly difficult to realise one’s dreams. It does appear, not only to me but to other ideas people, that […]

Scotch Whisky: Interesting Times

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Another company reports lower sales, this time it is Edrington. So, Famous Grouse now joins Johnnie Walker in reporting a downturn. Not really surprising, as the Graph has continually risen over the last 10 or so years, and cannot go on forever like this. Downturns in this Industry are nothing new of course, I have […]