Gin v Whisky

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Gin v Whisky or Whisky v Gin Explosions happening with both spirits. Both now being produced in many countries around the world, and why not? Only that there eventually will be an over saturation of very mediocre and probably downright bad expressions of both produced in various parts of the globe. This will be inevitable, […]

The Southern Hemisphere

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I have just returned from a tour to the other side of the world. I was investigating the activity down there of what was developing in the whisky business. What I found was extremely interesting, and illuminating. I believe that the next big whisky explosion will happen on that side of the planet. We talk […]

Frenetic Activity

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I am probably a bit like the “Para Handy” of the whisky business Para handy for all of you non Maggie Accloytes was the legendary skipper of the Clyde Puffer called the “Maggie” Without going into all of the details I think you should look it up. Anyway Para Handy or not, I am still […]

Moving

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We have been here for the past 14 years. We decidec to move almost 7 years ago, so it has taken that length of time to saell this beautiful property. The problem is what do we do now ? Downsisizing has become a joke in this household. I don’t want any of my stuff to […]

The State of the Whisky Nation

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I feel somewhat bemused at the number of new distillery projects, either underway or in the planning stages which are taking place right now across the length and breadth of Scotland and, to an extent Ireland as well. Whisky can be made in almost any country you can think of, so is not the preserve […]

Looking Ahead Part 2 – To The Future

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re: looking to the future Looking to the future is the only way forward. There is of course no harm at all in looking backwards in order to gain insight (s) for going forwards, but when driving any kind of vehicle if one looks behind, then one is pretty well guaranteed to hit something in […]