A while ago, I was talking to Femke Tijtsma Sijtsma, one of the rare whisky women in my list of contacts. I don’t mean to be degrading or so, it’s just a fact that for some or other reason, women are a rarity in the whisky world.
Diageo’s new whisky, Haig Club, fronted by the famously teetotal David Beckham, is a bold step by the company and by ‘Goldenballs’ himself. It was reported back in February that Beckham and his manager, Simon Fuller (apparently more enthusiastic about … Continue reading
Cameronbridge grain distillery in ‘the Kingdom’ of Fife looks more like a factory than a traditional pagoda-roofed malt whisky distillery. It can however trace its roots back to 1824, when the Haig distillery was opened and was also the first … Continue reading
Cities and states in the U.S are starting to advertise themselves in hopes of generating revenue for the city/state and its residents, convincing us that the life there is so diverse and it’s by all means the greatest place on earth. Well at least that’s the feel I got from the ‘Come Visit California’ commercial.
A: Highland Park 18 got a better pay rise.
Not content to sit idly by as Wayne Rooney wangled a 20% hike in wages, Highland Park 18 has asserted its superstar credentials, with not one but two massive increases in remuneration, totalling 54%, inside twelve months.
A good “ whisky nose” is not only about the scent of the water of life. It is also the challenge of finding a good whisky deal. Don’t get me wrong…when I buy a whisky I buy it to drink it. But on some unique occasions you run into a whisky that gives you the possibility to make a good profit.
You have to be careful about blowing a lot of hot air when you qualify something. The ancient Macedonians found this out when they threatened to invade Sparta. Philip II sent a message to the Spartans saying, “You are advised … Continue reading
From sneaky sipping, not very good at a young age, moving on to legal sipping and enjoying it fully ….
Whisky is something that came slowly into my life, it was mostly welcome. Looking back, there was always this kind of fascination about the bottles and the packaging, just appealing.
You may not be familiar with McLean’s Artist Malts because we release such a tiny proportion of whisky compared to other independent bottlers.