A short look at the history of whisky and how it’s drunk today, accompanied by illustrations from the British Library archives. Includes one invocation of irony, lots of realisation that the English were complete gits in the past, and one severed digit.

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A brilliant romp around the world of whisky with the wonderful Billy as your trusty guide.

Blair Bowman

It’s an easy, enjoyable read that somehow teaches you things without you even noticing it.

Mark Watt, Watt Whisky

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    …and another show! I’ll be heading up north of the wall to the National Whisky Festival: Edinburgh Edition on Saturday 11 December 2021. I’ll be there signing books and running a tasting of tasty whiskies from around the world. This is a new show from the NWF crew, adding an Edinburgh date to their calendar… Read More »National Whisky Festival Edinburgh