The Danger of Increasing Production

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As most of you will know, I have been around the whisk(e)y business for a long number of years….56 to be precise. During that time I have witnessed many highs and lows, including some personal. However, let’s talk about the industry here, and take a good long hard look at what has occurred since 1960. […]

Small distilleries

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The current Explosion of small distilleries, particularly Gin, is reminiscent of the Gin boom in the 1900’s. London was the home of Gin and almost everyone (and their Granny) was able to distil and produce something approaching what is recognisable as gin today. Of course times change, attitudes also have changed, the industry is better […]

The Future for the Spirits Trade

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There is way too much analysis by experts and “so called experts” of the manner in which we organise and operate this great industry. What if, then more what if, usually followed by doom and gloom, let’s start to live a bit, and refrain from, actually being “Bloody Miserable”. The future looks promising to good […]