All the winners that listed the Republic of Ireland as their country of origin – including the Cotswolds Cream Liqueur.
I occasionally try to get my dad to join a club. It’d be good for you, I say, you should get out more. His reply is always the same: ‘I’m not a joiner’. Like Groucho Marx, he steadfastly refuses to join any club that would have him as a member. I’m a lot like […]
I have no idea what I am doing with my life.
I’m not sure that many people in Midleton are aware that one of the world’s most significant distilleries lies just outside the town. It sits there on the skyline, silently creating and maintaining the bulk of the world supply of Irish whiskey. Of course, the local lack of understanding isn’t helped by the fact that […]
Some terrible photos I took during Spirit Of Speyside 2015, chucked through that editing software Google gave away for free recently.
The whiskey writer Fionnán O’Connor has a term he uses to describe the world of whiskey marketing – the ‘theatre of heritage’. It encapsulates the tragic machinations of marketing firms as they struggle to place their brand origins within ‘ye olde days of yore’, or pin Brand X to an ancient narrative or the name of someone […]