Tag Archives: Jura

Thinking about taking up smoking 1

A good friend of ours (and fellow whisky fan), the brilliant photographer Tomas Whitehouse was over in the UK from Helsinki to visit family. He stopped in for a dram or two during the Christmas period with his partner Tuuli, and we talked long into the night about all manner of things. Along the way, […]

The Jura Project 0

We’re on the isle of Jura all this week, working on an online music project. Whyte and Mackay have commissioned Clutch to be a composer-in-residence on the island, and we’re staying in the Jura lodge, which is right next to the distillery. The Jura Project is a process of composition and recording on the island […]

One trip remembered, another planned 2

Off the back of my recent trip to The Glenrothes Distillery, we were gifted with a lovely bottle of 1985 Vintage, which, as it says on the label, has rich, creamy, dried fruits as a significant characteristic. Clutch says Garibaldis, but as that’s not a biscuit I’m familiar with, he might as well have said […]

St Andrews: a whisky fiasco 16

It was the 150th anniversary of the Golf Open at St Andrews. We came, we saw, and we were utterly conquered. We may well go down in history as the hosts of the best, most well-organised, well-promoted, best-stocked and WORST-attended whisky tastings of all time. And we have some very fine and expensive whisky left […]