Like A Mature Whisky

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It is interesting to read all  about “Experts”, and I know I keep re-visiting this issue. Now I have no problem whatsoever with young people ploughing their own furrow. We have all done that, and it is a thrilling experience. But please do not begin to purport to be a whisky Expert if you have […]

Polish Whisky – My latest VERY Interesting Project

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On June 30, in the Jasienica lounge, Toorank Polska presented its first single grain whiskey – Wild Fields. Distilled from rye, aged over three years. There are two versions, both 44%, not cold filtered, distilled in December 2014. Wild Fields Original aged in Polish oak, in barrels with a capacity of 225 l, sealed with […]

Life Is Not What you Think It is

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In Scotland, for as long as I can remember “Whusky” wuss the drink. In the mid 70’s you could buy a bottle of Bell’s for Thirteen shillings. We were all paid very low wages then..Me Included unlike certain charlatans…say no more. That one 20% of a total weeks’s wages……Not Good ! How things have changed…….Have […]

Interesting Business This drinks !!

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I may not be the most popular critic/cynic in the world, but from Very Personal work experience I Do Think That I have a Little First hand experience of Several Spiritous  drinks. Frankly I am apalled at the  claims being made by “So called experts” about everything to do with the Spirits World. Where the […]

Gin, Gin & more Gin

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I visited a very upmarket outlet today and of course viewed all 0f the spirituous drinks on display. We had the usual Malt whisky suspects on the shelves even up to 60 Y/O. However the average price for a really well known suspect (without naming names) was around £35.00 per 70 cl bottle. That’s absolutely […]

2018 and New Adventures

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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 […]

Aultmore 1963

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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 […]