Tag Archives: Whyte & Mackay

In The Lair Of The Nose 2

The other week, we had the good fortune to be heading to Glasgow for a rare chance to pick the brains and be entertained by Whyte & Mackay’s Master Blender and raconteur extraordinaire, Richard Paterson. Dubber was travelling up from Birmingham, and I came a short hop on the train to rendez-vous with him, and […]

Shackleton, Benjamin and Baudrillard walk into a bar 0

A lot has already been written about the discovery, recovery and restoration of the cases of Mackinlay’s Rare Old Highland Malt that Ernest Shackleton took with him on an expedition to the South Pole over 100 years ago. It was buried under the ice for over a century, before being dug out and returned to […]

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 […]