Scotch in Russia, Russia in Scotch

The unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has resulted in Western companies pulling out of Russia.  How is the Scotch…

On The Edge

Into the fjord’s great maw. Cliffs like dragon teeth, streaming with rain, looking as if they had just…

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Weaving A Story

It had been a long day. A highball was called for. Something refreshing, cooling. That reset which comes…

Todd Leopold - pioneer

ENTER THE THREE CHAMBERS OF LEOPOLD

They arrived within days of each other. New whiskies, breaking new ground. Two different styles, one a rye,…

The launch tasting with Alasdair Day (centre) and Calum Gillies (right)

Raasay Revival

There were beads of sweat running down our ever-reddening faces. Not because of any crisis, or misspoken words,…

Labels and Trust, the new Japanese agreement

Sone thoughts on the new labelling agreement for Japanese whiskies. A positive move that has been deservedly welcomed,…

Wattleseed

Native Grains

Whisky is a cereal-based drink, but the majority is made from two types: corn and barley, with some…

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THREE STEPPS TO … (part 2)

  The continuation of my first whisky job. Part one is here.  We pick up the story as…

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THREE STEPPS TO … (part 1)

THREE STEPPS TO … This piece about my introduction to the whisky world appeared in a festschrift for…

The Easter Sugar House, 138 Gallowgate. www.theglasgowstory.com

Glasgow: rum and slavery

As part of this week’s look at rum and in anticipation of the first Scottish Rum Festival, a…