Scotch Whisky: Interesting Times

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Another company reports lower sales, this time it is Edrington. So, Famous Grouse now joins Johnnie Walker in reporting a downturn. Not really surprising, as the Graph has continually risen over the last 10 or so years, and cannot go on forever like this. Downturns in this Industry are nothing new of course, I have […]

Secrets of a Long Life

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James Hogg – a shepherd from the Ettrick area in the Scottish Border country – wrote in previous times that “if a body knew the exact quantity/ of whisky to take each day and stuck to that dose, I verily trow that he might leave for ever, and that doctors and Kirlryards (Church graveyards) would go out o’ […]

Let’s Clear the Air

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Nicola Sturgeon the 1st minister of the Parliament in Edinburgh, has only this week hailed the Scotch Whisky Industry as a winner for Scotland’s economy. That is really amusing for me as I well recall Winifred Ewing in circa 1974/5 when she was MP for Moray & Nairn and was canvassing at the time I […]