Wikipedia describes whisky as: ‘Whisky (Scottish English) or whiskey (Hiberno-English) is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash.’

How boring! I think it should be Whisky – the water of life that everyone should partake of. A golden liquid bursting with flavours of the earth from where it took birth. Intoxicating and poetic, a sensual and trustworthy companion.

Or as Mark Twain aptly says: “Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough.”

I guess it’s obvious that I love my whisky. So, I thought I’d share some of that whisky-love with the whiskies I’ve savoured, some food recommendations, my thoughts on the golden nectar and just some general happiness.

Rather than the usual region specific categories of whisky that we find everywhere, I’m dividing mine up into Smokey and Non-Smokey.


I strongly recommend a membership to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (London, Edinburgh, Leith)!