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 trip to Jura: Loch Fyne

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… Continue reading The trip to Jura: Loch Fyne

Jura adventure begins

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… Continue reading Jura adventure begins

Postcards from Scotland

Clutch and I are off to the Islay jazz festival, about which all you need to know is jazz, in whisky distilleries, on Islay. We’re gone Wednesday to Monday. At the end of day 1, we already have far too many things to report – and it’s become clear that our original plan of a… Continue reading Postcards from Scotland