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Whisky - One of my five passions
Whisky - One of my five passions

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A Whisky Christmas - “It’s not the gift.” -  A few reflections on the process of giving.
                                                                                                                                              "The Mission" The planning was over. He'd managed a little overnight sleep but in those early morning, winterchill ...
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Glenallachie, Glenallachie, Glenallachie - "A Heel Calling"
Is exciting the right word? I'm in the shed trying to tap into my emotional state as I ponder three whiskies separated by almost four decades. It will certainly be interesting. I've decided to write about the experience and that adds a certain frisson to th...
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Don't mess with my baby.....Knob Creek 9yo vs Knob Creek NAS
This isn't an ambush, I know what I might be
getting into, indeed, I'm drawn inexorably to experience it.....but there are
dangers. Knob Creek 9yo has been one of my go to, bang for your buck bourbons for
many years. I'd transitioned through the childhood t...
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An appreciation of the "whisky tree"
History: They have existed for millennia, stoic, wordless yet whispering witnesses to the evolution of humankind; non-judgemental, beneficent donors breathing out in order that we may breathe in. We bequeath them with biblical names, instilling in them some...
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An appreciation of the "whisky tree"
History: They have existed for millennia, stoic, wordless yet whispering witnesses to the evolution of humankind; non-judgemental, beneficent donors breathing out in order that we may breathe in. We bequeath them with biblical names, instilling in them some...
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“Old is gold” – A conversation with Sukhinder Singh
The name Sukhinder Singh is very well known in the world of quality spirits. Indeed, when I began my whisky journey 15 years ago it wasn't long before his name appeared on my radar. Initially, I associated it with the globally renowned on-line spirits compa...
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Whisky, poo, and you: Insights into the psychology of whisky collecting
Introduction If you were asked to write down twenty items in response to the question " Who am I? " what might you write? This is often a fun way to begin an exploration of the psychology of the self. When encountering this question for the first time most ...
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What's in a list? - A review of "101 Whiskies to try before you die" (fully revised and updated) - Ian Buxton.
"The list is the origin of culture; We like lists because we don't want to die" - Umberto Eco. What is it about lists? To do lists, bucket lists, New Year's resolution lists, things to do in the house lists, shopping lists, Christmas lists, baby name shortl...
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Where to go when the whisky mojo is on the wain
It was a few weeks ago and there was a stillness in my breast, a lethargy that had me caught in its languid grip and I wasn't liking it; in short, I was getting bored. Boredom....not an acute experience, it creeps up on you, slowly infecting your enthusiasm...
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Los Angeles: Part 3: Red whisky bar - a short story of dislocation and connection
I suppose it would be fair to call this part 3 of my LA trilogy; 3 posts that capture elements of my trip to LA 3 years ago. It's taken a long time to reach the page but the memories are still vivid!  Parts one and two can be found here.  Los Angeles Part 1...
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