My Brother, Barrels and Ballads

My Brother, Barrels and Ballads

My brother currently lives in Fargo, North Dakota; yup the one that features in the film and TV series. Just south east of Sid and his family is a town called Eau Claire; you travel through Minnesota and on to Wisconsin and you wake up to those vast open spaces. Eau Claire follows the Chippewa River as it meanders from the Great Lakes down to the Mississippi River in the…

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The Whisky Lovers' Ideal Gift

The Whisky Lovers' Ideal Gift

The Whisky Lovers’ Ideal Gift. Are you struggling to find your partner a gift for their birthday? You’ve landed here because you know they love whisky. There are some gifts I would definitely avoid and there are some that might make you laugh out loud – however think carefully, the taint of my 30 year Old Pultney going through a plastic syphon doesn’t fill me with glee! I’m…

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It takes 5 Angels

It takes 5 Angels

On my voyage of discovery in the whisky industry I seem to be distracted by the innumerable businesses that either support or make their living from associated trades. I’ve previously mentioned the firm that laid floors in Google’s Headquarters made from whisky barrels, sun glasses made from Glenmorangie whisky casks and of course the handcrafted whisky skateboards. Now I discover there’s an “Angels’ Share” glass company. You’…

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Jenson Button, David Gandy and Rihanna do. Would you?

Jenson Button, David Gandy and Rihanna do. Would you?

There are those of us that consider it a sacrilege to put ice in our glass. Whether to add water "to release the flavour" or take it neat? Each to their own. I am finding more and more that my personal taste, which is developing, is gaining ground. I’ve just signed up to the Craft Whisky Club, I want to expand my knowledge further. For the last 20 years…

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Google do Craft Whisky

Google do Craft Whisky

In my search for all things craft whisky I’ve come across some really interesting and diverse information about the whisky business here in Scotland. One of my passions is looking into the sustainable nature of an industry, is it eco-friendly and where are the pitfalls? Where (as keen whisky drinkers) can we help, what problems can we solve? This research took me down a rabbit warren of discussions; one…

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