Macallan Distillery

I really meant to get more of my distillery tour up, but life got in the way! So, without further delay, my trip to The Macallan. After we left Duffown back in July, we made a bee-line to see The Macallan, as that is the whisky of choice of my friend Bill. We got there only to find out you...

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Glenfiddich Distillery

Back in July, I travelled to Scotland with my friend Bill, and got to participate in my ABCD tour of the UK. That is, another bloody castle, another bloody church, and another bloody distillery. We threw in some highland games and other tourist activities too! After we left Aberdeen, we made our way to Dufftown, to see Glenfiddich. I wanted...

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Cops for Cancer 2014 campaign

It has been a couple years since I last participated, and after recent contact from the Cancer Society, I have signed up to get my head shaved again.  The 80s are over, and I have come to the conclusion that there is nothing special about my hair 🙂 If you are so moved, please consider sponsoring me, you can find...

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Hooray, it’s Friday night my brother

“Hooray, it’s Friday night my brother, have some whisky…” The word’s immortalised by quintessential performers, Celtica | Pipes Rock.  From their song “Have Some Whisky“.  I was fortunate to see them perform live at the beginning of summer in Thunder Bay.  Believe me when I tell you, not a Friday has passed that I have not sung those lyrics in...

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Stay tuned

I put up this website on a whim, it is a VPS hosted by the nice folks at RootBSD.  On the surface, it just looks like another egotist blogger, but behind the scenes, I am really using for one of my other favourite activities, playing with FreeBSD.

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Campbeltown supplementary entry

Anybody who knows me, knows I am a big Beatles fan!  And by extension, I am a big Paul McCartney fan, too.  So after I learned that I was going to Campbeltown, in the Mull of Kintyre, I was beside myself excited that I would be visiting the inspiration of Sir Paul’s song of the same name, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFRcMYjut4o. I discovered...

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Day four at Whisky School

We had some spare time to spend between sessions, so we wandered back to the Still House, this was where all the magic happens.  The smell of the mash and wort tuns kept drawing me back. We said all along, how friendly, knowledgeable and gracious the staff were.  They truly suffered fools gladly.  They answered all our questions, and were prepared to...

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Day three at whisky school

Starting at the beginning is usually the best place to start, right?  When I enrolled in Whisky School, I thought the first lesson was to prepare the barley for malting, because that is how you start the process, right?  Yes, but…  that is not how it fits into the production cycle.  The school as to operate around the distillery, and...

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