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…

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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 ..…

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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 !!!! //John

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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…

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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…

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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…

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