New Drink Books out in 2017

Here is a small selection of drink books being released in the year ahead which I will be looking out for when available….meanwhile, to everyone out there please enjoy Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve as we

The Origin of Me

I have recently taken out a genetic test to find out some information about my background. I was curious in particular about my ancestry composition. That got me thinking about how our behaviour at work

Burn barrel burn!

Barrel char levels impact on the taste of Whisky. The inside surfaces of new barrels are exposed to flames as part of the barrel-making process. This process creates a deeper burn char into the wood than

Craft Daft in Toronto

On a recent work trip to Toronto, Canada I managed to take one hour out to visit two very different drinks companies involved in craft production – the Steam Whistle Brewing company and Yongehurst Distillery.