Mackmyra Special 10

I tried Swedish whisky for the first time last night. I was in a place called Umedalen, just outside of UmeƄ, with the intention of visiting the sculpture park there. But rather than stop and admire the art, hunger led me on to find food. A friend had suggested the...

1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die

For the past few years, I’ve been running a whisky blog with my friend Clutch. We’ve visited some lovely places (mostly in Scotland), tasted some wonderful whisky, met some fascinating people – and even made some music as part of that little venture....

Whisky business

Earlier this week, I went to visit my friend Clutch at his home in the seaside village of Burntisland in Fife, Scotland. We have a whisky blog together (called, unsurprisingly, Dubber and Clutch), we’re co-writing a book about whisky (along with a bunch of other...

Seasonal whisky recommendations

I was asked by a friend to recommend a whisky to buy for his father’s birthday. I came up with a few suggestions, and thought that actually, since I get asked this quite frequently, I might as well blog it as well, since we’re now on the lead-up to...

It’s one thing to meet your heroes…

Last week, I was up in Rothes, which is in the Northeast of Scotland. I flew to Aberdeen from Birmingham – with an unscheduled stopover in Edinburgh because Aberdeen airport was temporarily broken – and then took a 90 minute drive into the countryside and...

Whisky tasting in St Andrews

Relaxing is a serious business for Craig & Clutch Clutch and I decided it would be a good idea to host a whisky tasting in St Andrews during the Golf Open. Turns out it wasn’t, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have a good time. Not quite the...