I have had, and am still having a great time making whisky, whiskey, gin, vodka, in many different parts of the world. It continues to stimulate me, like a “Drug”, like riding fast motor cycles, or driving fast cars, whatever your fancy may be. But it always comes back to the fundamental of crafting perfect…

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54 years ago this month I went as a young man to begin learning the art of distilling. I had already been occupied in barley and malting activities for several years beforehand , so the brewing and distilling side was a natural follow on for me. I am not going to ramble on and “blow…

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Award winning Gins, Whiskies and Vodka’s today! It just goes on and on. I counted at least 10 today. Who are the (silent) Awarders ? Soon there will be Awards for Awards. It just get’s sillier and sillier. Just the way my DNA is configured I guess. Now there is a REAL whisky hero. (Vicky)…

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When was the last time you read that this such and such drink was award winning ? Me ? I have read 10 times today about award winning gin, and 9 times about award winning whiskies. Good God 19 awards in 1 day x 365 = 6,935 awards per annum to look forward to soon…

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This is the original still at Mack Myra Destilleri, Gavle, Sweden. I cannot remember exactly when Mack Myra swung in to action, but my best guess would be, around 15-18 years ago. Max. Well, how they have worked and prospered ! I have visited there, once or twice over the years, and have always been…

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