I started my blog at the end of August of 2015.
After many years of drinking whisky without ever writing a single note I decided it was about time I wrote a few notes, I had always remembered the drams I'd had but never looked closely at them, bottles like Port Ellen, Glen Mhor and Rosebank's passed my lips without a single note put to paper, even when at a tasting or festival I neglected to write anything down. My decision to actually put the notes on a blog rather than just on paper was more by curiosity than reason, I wanted to know if anyone else actually thought the same. I never actually thought people would read the blog never mind return and use it as a reference.. I always feel rather honoured when I hear people are getting some enjoyment from what I write.
Good question. I don't really know the answer to that, I sometimes look back and think my styles and format has changed. My reviews can sometimes sound over the top but I always write what my thoughts are as I sample the whisky, as for when I try to write a piece I have learned to research what I'm trying to say rather than just put a few words together but I'm sure it still comes out like a rambling idiot wrote it.
The thing that excites me the most about the blog is that someone might read it and agree with my thoughts or that it might help someone understand a little more about whisky. The whole point for me is to share my experiences with anyone who wants to read my thoughts, whisky is all about sharing and enjoying the moment.
I could spend the rest of my life inside a dunnage warehouse.. The aromas and atmosphere are just magical to me, places like Auchentoshan and warehouse 24 at Balvenie hold rather fond memories so anytime I can return I do.
An interesting question! Over the past few years I have had the privilege to taste some incredible whiskies and I always believe that the next whisky will be just as good as the last ! Yes there are incredible bottles out there like a very old Glenfarclas from the early 50's or Mortlach that boast 60 plus years in cask, the Auchentoshan 1957 50 year old would be a dream dram along with a 50 year old Balvenie but my life won't end if I don't get to try them.. And like I have said I feel very privileged to have tried the drams I have..
Fishing!! And driving around in an expensive car. Whisky is not just about writing for me, it gets under your skin, it's a consuming passion and something you just do, and once you start it's hard to stop.. Writing, talking or drinking whisky it's all just part of an incredible journey that never really ends.
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