Author Archives: Clutch

The Things You Do For Love… 3

My wife and I are expecting a baby boy VERY soon. I have a desire to be debt free by the time he arrives (he’s scheduled to land on the 19th April…) as I feel that it’s one of the more responsible actions I’m likely to take in my adult life, and seeing as I’m […]

An Opportunistic Visit To Oban 6

I had the good fortune of having to accompany my wife, Collette, to Oban, the day after our very first Twhisky event, which we held to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns birthday. Oban’s a beautiful town situated on the shoreline of the west coast of Scotland, and it’s known as “The Gateway […]

Singing sands 2

One of my ‘things to do before I die’ has always been to visit one of the few beaches in the world that purport to have singing sands. It’s a type of beach with special sand composition from specific rock (don’t ask me which) that when conditions are right, apparently produce tones when walked across […]

Locals 3

By and large the locals we encountered on our travels about Islay were all fine characters. Some individuals in particular stuck in our minds though. They were mostly to be found in The Ardview Inn, which is an establishment located on the shorefront of Port Ellen. It had been recommended to us by Ashley, the […]

Whisky Country: Part 3 0

Glenfiddich distillery is situated on the doorstep of the picturesque town of Dufftown. It produces one of the most ubiquitous and widely consumed malts in the world, in the form of the Glenfiddich 12 Year Old, but its other expressions are definitely worth investigating also. The Solera Reserve or 15 Year Old, as it has […]