I HAD A DREAM

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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 […]

Places

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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 […]

THE NAME OF THE GAME

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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, […]

Whisky Snobs/Snobbery

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This is an area which really gets under my skin. For almost 60 years I have lived, breathed, and drunk whisky. Whisky is for the masses. Ask Robert Burns, so where does the snobbery emanate ? Well, this is a complex issue, originally the hard working orra man of olden times on the farms and […]

KEEPING GOING

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I find life fascinating, interesting, maddening, frustrating and depressing all at the same times from time to time. The difficulty in this business is not one, but all of the listed factors, which in themselves individually are not a big deal, but rolled into a bundle can become a very big deal indeed. I suppose […]

International Drinks

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What exactly is an International Drink ? Is a drink not just a drink or is it truly different with the International Moniker. ? Actually, this is very interesting, because what we are talking about here is from (no particulour order) Everything from Buckfast Abbey Wine to the most expensive Malt whisk(e)y available in bottle […]

Spirituous Drinks

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Today, I was in my local supermarket (Nationl Chain) I took a look at the spirits shelves. GIN is a spirit that can be produced today and then sold today. Can anyone please tell me how it is that day old neutral spirit with a bit of flavouring can command £30.00 per bottle. ? This […]