The Jura Project

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… Continue reading The Jura Project

The Glenrothes Adventure part 1: Welcome to Rothes House

Clutch is out of the country at the moment, and so I had my first solo whisky adventure up in the Northeast of Scotland this week. I was invited to visit The Glenrothes distillery in Speyside to learn more about the process of making whisky, meet the people, sample the food and incredible malts… and… Continue reading The Glenrothes Adventure part 1: Welcome to Rothes House

Mario recommends…

UK trumpeter Matt Halsall with Mario from Mario’s bar Another tale of European travel. I was in Genoa in the northern part of Italy a week or so back, and as is my way, I decided to go looking for a single malt. To my delight, it seemed that every bar in town had a… Continue reading Mario recommends…

Categorized as Travel

Frysk Hynder

I’ve been doing a little travel lately, and have found myself in some interesting places. And while the travel itself wasn’t whisky-related specifically, I did take it upon myself to at least inject a bit of a whisky theme into the proceedings. I was in the North of Holland doing some (un)consultancy and was taken… Continue reading Frysk Hynder

Happy Father’s Day! Now, Who’d Like To Go To Jura?

So, the paternal readership of this will probably be curled up on the sofa with the Sunday papers and a dram in their hand… Doesn’t get much better than that really, eh? But wait…. Yes it does! We’ve just been alerted by the lovely people at Jura Distillery, that they’re offering a trip for two… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day! Now, Who’d Like To Go To Jura?

Impromptu Compass tasting

I was in Manchester for the past couple of days, I took a stroll around, and I was intrigued to find a pretty cool-looking specialist wine shop. Thought I’d pop in to see if there’s much in the way of whisky on offer. Ben Stephenson from Hanging Ditch was kind enough to introduce me to… Continue reading Impromptu Compass tasting