With Father’s day fast approaching, I wanted to find out about the first
registered Scotch whisky, the one that started this amazing industry. The Daddy
of all whiskies!
“Who’s the Daddy?” Depending on your generation this stirs up all sorts of
connotations. For my generation we might be drawn to the life of Shirley
Crabtree. A wrestling superstar ‘Big Daddy’, he became a larger-than-life
national icon in the…
It’s the same every year, it’s almost upon you and you panic buy nonsense that
both you and your Dad know is going to end up in landfill.
Your Dad is delighted you’ve remembered, even more delighted that at least
you’ve gone to some effort, yet deep inside there’s a twinge of… “This tat’s
going in the bin the minute the dust starts gathering…
Do you remember your first kiss?
Of course you do, who took the initiative? I’m guessing if you’re reading a
whisky blog the majority of you are blokes… depending on your generation I’m
guessing the pressure was on you.
Gemma and Lee were best mates, Gemma was stunning in that brashy, confident,
blonde and bold lipstick way. When she walked, it was if to say, “stop what…
I’d be maybe 9 years old; my Dad had a heavy glass, a pint mug with a full
colour Scottish piper, transfer printed on one side, I thought it was very
fancy. My Mum must have been cooking in the kitchen, the smells wafting through
to the sitting room was stomach rumbling. He’d poured a Gordon’s and tonic for
my Mum, a visitor (possibly one of my…
The recent news story of the Fake Whisky scam (fraud) uncovered in London last
year reminded me of the challenges that Kay and Leslie created at their
favourite watering hole in the highlands of Scotland in the early 80’s.
The scam in London was uncovered by Andy Simpson and David Robertson from “Rare
Whisky 101” who wanted to authenticate a 1903 Laphroaig and two bottles of Fine
& Rare Macallan,…