First vacation for years! Broke my shoulder on 1st night. Spent all next day in hospital ! Morphined to the Hilt…..Making stupid utterances, but the hospital staff in Hereford were great. They said that even under Very Heavy Sedation That I had them ALL laughing and crying their eyes out. Me ? I got A…

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Top Left Vicky Chand The Visionary and driving force of building this huge distillery (Bottom Left) Of Radiant Distillers (his Family Company) in Khat Khati Upper Assam. Top Middle your truly taking the hot springs in Upper Assam Top right Vicky and me at BORGOS Holiday/nature reserve/Spa Bottom Middle Me trying to be a champion…

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I Have had the great pleasure and honour of working with these gentlemen. CD has praised me well and I respect that. I know that I am reasonably good at what I do. But I also Know that there are other younger & hungry “Young Turks” out there. Also, I must quote my other great…

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Yes When I was Young I had A dream Just like the ABBA song…… Well I still have that dream !! And why not. Too many people reach a certain age and then disintegrate. That is not for me. Why would it be. The joy of work is overwhelming, as is the joy of my…

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 Life is a carousel !! OK I have been lucky to have been involved with so many interesting people around the globe. For example a few distilleries, Aultmore, Tormore Laphroaig, Fast forward, at the top of the incline in Pittsburgh PA. USA . Then with the Topping cousins’ in Andrew’ Pipers Pub Pittsburgh. A fabulous…

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ABBA produced a wonderfully powerful rendition of the way life goes in the their music. And you know, they captured generations of people with the depth of feeling put into that. Whisky, (AND I REALLY DON’T CARE where it is produced) Can do exactly the same thing for people happy, or sad. As it happens,…

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 Hi Guys This IS the place to BE ICE BAR EVERYTHING IS ICE INCLUDING THE GLASSES ! NOT THE YOUNG LADY OF COURSE. WHAT A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE WHICH I AM GOING TO REPEAT ASAP THE “NORTHERN LIGHTS ARE A MUST. WHAT A GREAT PLACE. //JOHN

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When I entered this great industry 58 years ago it was just so different to what is the norm today. That is not to say it necessarily was better, or worse, BUT, well, different. Emptying coal wagons was quite normal, breaking up the large lumps of coal was quite normal, carrying on your back up…

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