LAPHROAIG

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When I went to Laphroaig in April 1970, I realised that I had been given the opportunity to be in charge of somewhere truly Special within the Scotch Whisky Industry. This was borne out as my tenure ran it’s course, and I was equally blessed to have benefitted from the wise counsel given me by […]

“Interesting things keep on happening”

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Since I returned from Dingle just over a week ago following the occasion of the 3rd Founding Fathers Event a lifetime of things have been happening. As some of you know I also buy and sell casks of Whisk(e)y, Cognac, Rum, Port….you name it, well almost !! I’m a small guy in a big pool […]

The Dingle Whiskey Distillery, Co. Kerry, Ireland

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I visited this Iconic Distillery from 12 to 17 August 2015, for the occasion of a Distillery Whiskey School, and the 3rd Annual Distillery Founding Fathers’ & Mothers’ event. I would say that we had a “Right Royal Do” a great few days of celebrating the achievements already, of the Dingle Crew. Headed up by […]

Life ON THE EAST COAST OF SCOTLAND

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The problem is that everyone from outside of this coastline has absolutely no idea of how powerful it can be. Just look at the attached photo of the Wonderful, Brilliant coastline just 500 metres from chez John. We live in a great place, (like a lot of others around the planet), but where I live […]

A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS PART 2

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As I said in earlier posts a New Chapter Begins. In fact it has begun !! Because I Love what I do, I cannot imagine not doing it, if that makes any sense. It’s not just about trying to make a little money (although that is important), It’s much more than that. It is difficult […]

A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS

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I know, or at least I think I know that a lot of you out there may ask the question ? Why does he continue to do what he does ? I’ll tell you why on this, my 74th Birthday……Because I LOVE what I do. Is that so funny ? If it is to some […]