Category Archives: Travel

The trip to Jura: Loch Fyne 1

We met Jura brand manager Cara at the head office of Whyte and Mackay in Glagow bright and early this morning, before our driver, Scott, picked us up to take us to the ferry at Tayvallich, about a 3 hour drive through some magnificent scenery. The road was a bit windy, and Cara and I […]

Jura adventure begins 1

We’re off to Jura this weekend to sample the three new ‘Paps of Jura’ expressions being launched by the Isle of Jura distillery. We get to meet some amazing people, sample some great whisky and generally have a fabulous weekend on the Hebridean island of Jura. It’s a train up to Glasgow from Birmingham, a […]

Dubai booty 1

I went to New Zealand a couple of weeks back, and of course I took the opportunity to scour the duty free shelves on my return journey. I wasn’t going to make the mistake of picking anything up before hitting Australia, as they tend to see you coming and make up rules that include confiscating […]

An Opportunistic Visit To Oban 7

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 […]

Midges and the failcloths 1

Stylish cycling headgear shown not to bother native insect life Months before leaving for Islay, Clutch warned me of the “wee biting beasties” of the Hebrides. He even went so far as to provide me with a special insect repellent cloth that when worn (or perhaps rubbed into the skin – I didn’t read the […]