Archive for March 2016
Where is the Scotch Industry Going ?
A question I am being asked more and more. Some people keep contacting me about all The Fairs, Tastings around the world etc., No matter which way it is played, a whisky from a Malt Distillery (in particular) is really the same, no matter which name one cares to attach to it. Casks can give…Read More
1st..The tansparency stuff!! 2nd The outbreak of measles….aka new/proposed new distilleries in Scotland and Ireland 3rd..The view propounded by some, that malts will become a scarcity ? 1st…”A storm propogated in a teacup”….In other words a non issue. 2nd For sure there will be Red Faces, and of course in due course Bankruptcies ..…Read More
A Dose of Measles
What does everybody think of all the Distillery projects….Proposed projects we keep hearing about ? True or False. The name Pattinson comes to mind!!! Beware !!!! //JohnRead More
THE LIFE CYCLE
Yesterday we went to register the death of my Mother in Law. She died on Sunday Aged 93….pretty good I would say. When we came out of the Registrars office the next people in line were a young couple with a tiny baby who was about to be registered. That encapsulated to me the Life…Read More
Transparency Campaign in Scotch Whisky……..What will be the next PC crusade ?
Following up on my post regarding Transparency in Scotch Whisky, I have no doubt that it is a very well intentioned sentiment and being promoted by very well intentioned people. It is a bit like Liberalism in the broadest sense, and I share many of the Liberals’ views. However, it is nonsense to suggest that all of…Read More
A little Problem
2016 has been noteworthy this far for a few reasons. Lady P’s Mum aged 93 is very ill and not expected to survive much longer. I have got a Hip problem which will require a replacement unit sometime soon But they say they cannot do the replacement until my blood pressure is lower. I…Read More