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A whisky discovery workshop (in pursuit of longevity)

Being fifty-something, I love a story of long livedness. This past week I came across this story of Grace, a 110-year-old who is the UK’s tenth oldest person. Grace (known affectionately as Amazing Grace) credits her longevity to having had a night-cap of Famous Grouse whisky every evening for the last 60 years. Heartening stuff… Continue reading A whisky discovery workshop (in pursuit of longevity)

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Grain to Grass – a June weekend of whisky events (Melbourne)

I don’t usually promote events here but this one is too good not to share, especially on the eve of Ardbeg Day celebrations. It combines two of my favourite things in the world: fine whisky and grand heritage buildings. The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is partnering with Whisky and Alement (a Melbourne whisky destination like no… Continue reading Grain to Grass – a June weekend of whisky events (Melbourne)

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A little Islay whisky education at Whisky and Alement

Being fifty-something, I appreciate the finer things in life. Single malt whisky is one of them. Thanks to a family connection (on Mr P’s side) we’ve developed a taste for the single malt expressions from Islay, Scotland’s most famous whisky island. They’re peaty and smokey, earthy and warming … and definitely not for the novice… Continue reading A little Islay whisky education at Whisky and Alement

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Ardbeg day … celebrating the finer things in life

Being fifty-something, I’ve worked out a few of my favourite things. One of them is something Julie Andrews never sang about: single malt whisky, particularly the smoky, peat-filled expressions produce on Islay, a remote island in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Mr P has a connection to Islay. His cousin (maybe removed once or twice) is… Continue reading Ardbeg day … celebrating the finer things in life