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Master Mujician (I.M. Keith Tippett)

The musician Keith Tippett died on June 14. He was not only someone whose music I have listened…

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The Amber Light VOD release & The Director’s Half-Cut

We’re delighted to announce that from June 25th our award-wining film ‘The Amber Light’ will be available to…

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Provenance and sherry casks

  Provenance is an increasingly important factor in our decision-making process when it comes to food and drink.…

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Have some Madeira m’dearies?

  It was, let me check, oh, almost a whole year ago that I wrote (some may say…

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Doomed? Maybe not

I sat in on a Zoom discussion the other week, the first of the World Whisky Talks. Towards…

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Port Ellen: Revenant distillery

This started as a tasting note for the new Port Ellen 40 year old. Then it grew. Stick…

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Reading between the lines

There’s this story, probably apocryphal, of a man who is sent to a psychiatrist because he is suffering…

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Whisky and Hobbits: a return to The Shire

In the days when the New Zealand lockdown was just a rumour, we went to Hobbiton. As I…

CAN A WHISKY BE WORTH $60,000?

This piece was originally published on the late lamented (but still much loved) scotchwhisky.com site. I’ll be adding…

Whisky as an Ecology

This piece was first published in the late lamented (but still much loved) scotchwhisky.com. I’ll be occasionally uploading…