Notes

27.07.17

From the Sunday Times to Ian Rankin

A couple of weeks ago, Josh Glancy, the Sunday Times Mag’s New York correspondent wrote a great column lamenting the evangelism and boredom-inducing droning of “craft” beer afficionados. I don’t …

29.06.17

Islay, France & A Book

Immediately after my last blog I went to Islay to do my annual whisky dinner at The Port Charlotte Hotel as part of the whisky festival. A tough one this …

30.05.17

May 2017

It’s that Islay time of year again. The Whisky Festival started last weekend of May and I’m going over again to do my annual dinner on the Thursday night. A …

24.05.17

Highland Park – Orkney, Vikings & Valkyrie

5th May 2017 Last week of April saw a large clutch of European and US whisky scribes converging on Copenhagen courtesy of Highland Park. Owners, Edrington, were launching their new …

23.05.17

Highland Park and more

Well, the day after this is completed, I’m off to Copenhagen on a Highland Park trip to see presentations about a new Highland Park expression, Valkyrie and more. They’re doing …

31.03.17

Octomore and more

First up, just before I went running off to Dubai (special occasion), Bruichladdich launched Octomore OBA Concept in late February. What is that? It’s an expression exclusive to the Bruichladdich …

20.02.17

Sadness, Moving On and New Releases in Whisky

Some sad news and some happy news this month. The death was announced this last week of Dr. Jim Swan. His name will perhaps be unknown to many consumers but …

30.01.17

San Francisco Airport become Accredited Whisky Ambassador Venue

One of our partners, DFS, have expanded their network of Accredited Whisky Ambassador Venues to San Francisco. Here, Mark Sullivan of DFS reveal the Venue Accreditation for San Francisco Airport …

21.12.16

Festive Whisky Drinking

Well I survived the Highland Park Fire candle and didn’t set fire to anything except the taste buds with some more whisky samples – that’s in a good way. I’ve …

30.11.16

Whisky Tasting Treats

In recent weeks I’ve been the recipient of an array of whisky samples of for tasting so I’m feeling very spoiled but no time to taste them all. Instead I …