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Trip to Scotland 2: Electric Boogaloo

Cunningly, as soon as I got back from Islay I went gallivanting off to Fort William, to climb Ben Nevis, and then Skye, for a more general holiday. Not too much whisky, although I did try a few nice ones … Continue reading

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Welcome to heaven – My trip round Scotland

So I’ve just come back from a holiday in Scotland, splitting my time between Speyside and Islay, which means I’m full of things to write about. Lots of interesting people and places, but also a lot of whiskies and distilleries. … Continue reading

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Going with the grain

The first whisky tasting I ever went to was run by a woman. It was a Laphroaig tasting, and the wonderful Patsy Christie from Maxxium came (you’ll find her doing a lot of stuff for the Macallan these days) and … Continue reading

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How to deal with weirdoes who don’t love whisky

It came as quite a shock to me to realise that I actually like drinking on my own. One of the best evenings I’ve had in a while was spent with a couple of glasses of Octomore and a mix … Continue reading

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In which I say ‘YOLO’ and ‘crackerjack’ in the same breath

I’m more than happy to take a punt on a bottle of whisky without having tasted it – I’m almost always going to like it, even if it’s not a stunner, so it’s not money wasted. And if it’s a … Continue reading

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Cut off your nose to spite your tongue?

Nothing exists in a vacuum. I mean, that’s pretty much the definition of a vacuum. If you try really hard, you can isolate something to look at it all on its own, but that’s kind of missing the point. Everything … Continue reading

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Excuse me while I kiss the Skye (or not)

I went to a publicity event for the new Talisker Skye the other day, one of those very PR-heavy, all guns blazing, no-expense-spared jobbies. If I made a list of “Things you associate with Talisker”, they had it in the … Continue reading

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