Things I’ll miss about London #2 Whisky

There are two things a Highlander likes naked, and one of them is malt whisky. (Scottish proverb) Beer does not taste like itself unless it is chasing a dram of neat whisky down the gullet – preferably two drams.  (Sir Compton MacKenzie writing in 1907) Whisky, the golden nectar, the water of life.  In Gaelic known as Uisge Beatha = “lively water”. Many a night … Continue reading Things I’ll miss about London #2 Whisky

Danger in the Chamber

A whisky fight night. Balvenie’s Sam Simmons (aka Dr Whisky) vs Simply Whisky. Now having attended a Simply Whisky event earlier this year I knew this was going to be a crazy night. I wasn’t disappointed. Arriving at the very impressive RIBA building just before 7pm, we were welcomed with a delicious Monkey Shoulder cocktail. I couldn’t tell you what was in it other than … Continue reading Danger in the Chamber

Alice in Whiskyland (pt. 4)

Joining The Whisky Squad is me attempting to learn more about whisky. Last Thursday evening I learnt it’s not always about tasting great whisky. A bit like sex, you need to experiment. Try something new, push boundaries. Sometimes it goes horribly wrong, other times you find it’s just not your cup of tea, occasionally you discover you enjoy something a bit different and kinky. As … Continue reading Alice in Whiskyland (pt. 4)

Alice in Whiskyland (pt. 3)

Whisky Live 2011 (Fri 4th Mar) An event well worth attending. Held at The Honourable Artillery Company, Armoury House, a fantastic venue. Flying solo again as many of my friends were put off by the price of tickets, £40 mark but included a few tasting vouchers and a food voucher. Additional vouchers could be purchased at the event. This did seem a little steep but … Continue reading Alice in Whiskyland (pt. 3)