Tour of Jura

We were really on Jura for the whisky, but the island itself was as much the star attraction. I thought you might like to see a few of the snaps we took on our tour around… Press play, then click the little ‘arrows’ button on the bottom right hand side to see the shots full-screen.

Jamie on island life

Jamie works at the Isle of Jura distillery, and lives on the island. We asked him for a chat, just to get a different take on life on Jura. Apparently it isn’t all ceilidhs, venison and gorgeous whisky. Some people even entertain the idea of leaving. But just for a while. You always come back… Continue reading Jamie on island life

The Talisker Weeble

Talisker have a promotion on at the moment. It started on Saturday, and it’s lasting till Burns Night this Sunday (did we mention there’s a Twhisky event on Sunday?). Buy a glass of Talisker from certain approved outlets (our most convenient approved bar is Bacchus in the Birmingham City Centre), and you’ll receive a free… Continue reading The Talisker Weeble

Tasting notes

I have a Moleskine notebook. I’d wanted one for years, and I could never justify the fact that they are so much more expensive than anything else out there in that category of product. But once I actually bought one in a moment of self-indulgence, I realised what the cost factor was. Moleskine notebooks are… Continue reading Tasting notes

Back for a drink

There’s this sense you get, when you’re talking to someone who knows a little bit more about something you’re interested in, that they have access to something that’s just a little bit outside your reach. Like when you play chess or tennis against someone you know can beat you – but they have to work… Continue reading Back for a drink