Friday, 23 September 2011

Foggy train ride to London Euston and have a bag of whiskies for PureFestival. Got @teganandsara "walking with a ghost" stuck in my head.
Time for a cup of tea & hearty breakfast before heading into London to set up @Purefestival.
Received a whole pile of blend samples this week. Feel a post on the differences brewing TullamoreD.E.W Grants25 WemyssMalts & cuttysark
RT @grimnorth: ... WTF?
Ruling for UK market in Budvar beer battle.
USA: News From TTB - Personalized Labels. @MasterOfMalt might be of interest.
The Whisky Advocate Magazine is Launched (rebranded of Malt Advocate).

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Down @PureFestival this weekend to promote @whisky4movember team/@Movember. Excited to see the @MasterOfMalt label mock up!
Inchgower manager's choice. Dantastic dram from Colin Dunn's stash. Big orange marmalade and Christmas cake.
Beirut: Tiny Desk Concert : NPR
Facebook deal with Diageo fuels under-age drinking fears

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Ok early start for a Sunday. Heading to St George Distillery with the SMWSLondon team. Should be good fun but badly in need of a coffee!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

whisky distilling is to be revived in Cumbria – but this time it will be legal...
Calling London Whisky fans: Running the Mo 5km Sunday, 27th November Movember. @whisky4movember
Lansley: minimum pricing could have wrong impact
Health Secretary calls on all drinks firms to sign Responsibility Deal
20 White Dog Whiskeys Reviewed including Makers Mark, Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace
USA: Ken Burns' 'Prohibition' tells story of rise and fall of Eighteenth Amendment
USA: College Newspaper Booze Ad Ban Goes to Court
Project to chart the history of Deanston Distillery has been launched.
FT blog post on Taiwan Scotch consumption
The laddie 10 launch...

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

8 beers Americans no longer drink

Monday, 12 September 2011

Supermarket beer sales overtake pub beer sales for first time
Danger! Exploding Stella Artois Cidre in recall
Emerging markets help boost Scotch exports
USA Study: Children more likely to drink and drive if parents drink
From last weeks washington post: Beer's black market:
Brazilians get a taste for Scotch Whisky

Saturday, 10 September 2011

"And You and I" by Yes is a monster of a tune. Good foundation to a Saturday morning before working at Selfridge's Birmingham later today!
After hearing "owner of a lonely heart" on the radio yesterday I've had to pull Close to the Edge album by Yes. Forgot how great it is!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Heading to Birmingham tomorrow morning. Will be at Selfridge's doing sampling of bottle aged cocktails if anyone is around.
Earthquake update: 6.7 and Was 135km from Port Hardy, no tsunami warning, epicentre was 16 miles underwater.
On the tube & heading to host a tasting. Listening to HotSnakes as a warm up (damn they kick ass) What would be your go to for motivation?
You got a gimp mask with you? RT @maltwhiskybar: More importantly, which @MasterOfMalt guy is going to be my fag!
Whisky FF! @whiskys_co_uk @MasterOfMalt @Grantswhisky @WhiskyNotes @WhiskyWall @whisky2dot0 @WorldWhiskyDay @TheTracerBullet
A friend is doing the Scottish coast to coast for Alzheimer Scotland. If you're feeling generous donate here:
The Penny Magazine 1842. Looking at a London based grain, rum, gin and brandy distiller near Chelsea bridge.
Google buys Zagat to vie with OpenTable, Yelp.
Glenmorangie malt fit for a Prince:

Thursday, 8 September 2011

MoM 14yo Dalmore tastes like a wham bar, tingling with lots of big fruit and chewiness. Big apple and slight cardamon to the finish.
Dalmore 14yo from @MasterOfMalt. The nose is slightly like plasticine, cherry lips and tobacco smoke.
Wine: Screw caps make more inroads.
Spirits journal launches rum site:

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Enrique Iglesias Announces Partnership with ATLANTICO Rum

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Check out Glenfiddich pioneers ( Three day summit featuring polar explorer Pen Hadow OneDayYouWill...

Monday, 5 September 2011

Potentially an awesome match for a dram of Springbank CV RT @esquireuk: If you don't know what to cook for dinner...

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Would be a winner combo! RT @missdaisyfrost: Who would you choose to HostTheOscars ? I would go for Lindsey Lohan and Charlie Sheen.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Bike chain broke and just missed an on coming car as I was thrown from my bike! Very close call. Sore, but OK. Time for Ardbeg_Alligator!