Dr Nicholas Morgan, author, historian (and rather fine guitarist)

A stride through time: Nick Morgan on Johnnie Walker

In case you hadn’t noticed it, this year is the 200th anniversary of John Walker & Sons. As…

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Peninsular whiskies Part 1: Nc’nean

A summer trip to Scotland’s west coast peninsulas to see its two newest distilleries: Ardnamurchan and Nc’nean.  We…

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Peninsular whiskies Part 2: Ardnamurchan

In the first part of this duo, I visited Morvern’s Nc’nean distillery. Now it’s time to head to…

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Black (Bowmore) thoughts

The other afternoon, I sat in on an on-line tasting of the new Black Bowmore DB5 1964. Or…

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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…