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The Whisky Word
04 03 14
08:41

The Intelligent Hand

It is no news that craftsmanship is at the heart of The Balvenie’s ethos. It permeates everything we do, from the whisky we make to the craftspeople we work with around the world. We remain determined to preserve traditional whisky-making methods even as our scale changes and technologies advance all around us. This is what film-maker James Rogan witnessed when he came up to the distillery to create a film around David Stewart’s 50 years with William Grant & Sons a few years ago.

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The Whisky Word
23 09 13
08:41

Sam Simmons - Who Drinks Whisky (Part 3: Sex)

If you have made it this far in the series and the generalisations from previous posts haven’t spurred hate mail, I continue by suggesting that women love whisky more than men. Yup, there, I said it.

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The Whisky Word
16 08 13
08:41

Sam Simmons - Who Drinks Whisky (Part 2: Age)

When I first got into whisky, I was 26 years old. There had been plenty of Gibsons and Ginger Ales before that, but when I moved to Scotland, whisky stormed into my life in a real way. It feels like a long time ago... I had a full (?) head of hair. I had a student loan. I had two part time jobs. I was not targeted by whisky marketing. Or was I?

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The Whisky Word
18 07 13
08:41

Sam Simmons - Who Drinks Whisky (Part 1: Intro)

Whisky is for rich people Women don’t drink whisky. Whisky is for old men. Japan/China/someone-far-away-about-whom-I-know-very-little is drinking all our Scotch. But let’s start at something at least slightly closer to truth...

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