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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…

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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…