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I know this is not your usual but …

Those words were spoken by my favorite aunt, whom I call “Doodle Mama”, as she handed me a Christmas present whilst I was visit my mother. Unwrapping it revealed a bottle of McClelland’s Islay. You know what makes a gift … Continue reading

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What’s in the “welly”?

I’ve wanted to blog about whisky-bearing-wellies for quite some time, and recently was impelled to do so. A few weeks ago Jacqueline (my wife) and I attended an event, titled Spirits Confidential at the Bedford Village Inn in Bedford, NH. … Continue reading

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Na caraidean aig Laphroaig [Friends of Laphroaig] @ Demeters Steakhouse in Portsmouth, NH

Near the end of March, the 29th if I recall, there was a FoL event in Portsmouth, held at the Demeters Steakhouse. Although Simon Brooking was not in attendance, the event was well hosted by Matt Marshall, and Kirsten Ininger. … Continue reading

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Go! Whisk(e)y Weekend 2012

For the past few years my wife (Jacqueline) and I have attended the whisk(e)y event at Julio’s Liquor’s in Westboro, MA held end of February. In the past it’s been called the Whisk(e)y a Go-Go, but this year was termed … Continue reading

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No, I don’t want ice (!) or water (!) and you shouldn’t.

Some years ago my wife and I were invited to have dinner at the home of one of her sister’s (she has 2) and brother-in-law. Whilst waiting and visiting I observed a bottle of The GlenRothes (unknown vintage) sitting proudly … Continue reading

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Whisky, dinner, (and golf weekend) at the Wentworth by the Sea

Several years ago I was invited, as a Friend of Laphroaig, to attend a “Whisky and Golf” weekend at nearby, very up-scale, hotel; Wentworth by the Sea . Because I don’t golf I was not interested in the golf portion … Continue reading

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A tale of two ciders !

Ever on the lookout for a new uisge beatha, or leann, I occasionally (but rarely) try something that is neither. Over the past couple of weeks mo bhean and I tried a couple of different ciders: Blackthorn , which is … Continue reading

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Bottle “bling”?

I kid you not, the whisk(e)y world is now marketing whisky, and who knows its quality, in bottles and such that are covered with jewels. I had seen advertisements for bottlings in the past, and finally Whisky Magazine addressed the … Continue reading

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This is a classy place !!! Lag a’ Mhuilinn (Lagavulin)

Just a few months before I was told to come down on the shelf, I happily found myself in a classy place. A friend had invited mo bhean (my wife) and me to her wedding reception at the no-longer-there New … Continue reading

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You need to come down on the shelf !!! The MacAllan

Several years ago some former (cuz I got the push) co-workers invited me out for a drink to say goodbye, or perhaps good riddance. During much chatter, about what I do not remember, the web-master asked if he could buy … Continue reading

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