The Whisky Virgin wonders what the gold, silver and bronze awards adorning some bottles really mean.
Some people are just plain greedy. News from that understated and sombre get-together of bar folk in New Orleans, Tales of the Cocktail, that the chief engineer of this parish, Mr David Broom, has won not one but two of the coveted Spirited Awards.
It seems extraordinarily unfair of him to hog the limelight in this way – I mean, did he really need the hassle of transporting not one but two Riedel crystal trophies back to Blighty? And buying them their own Business Class seat seemed mightily excessive…
So: Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer and Best New Spirits Book (for Whisky: The Manual). Not bad. Not bad at all. Massive congratulations from all of us, Dave.
Now get back to work.
Manual labour: the Chief Engineer and his winning smile (photo: Becky Paskin)
- Whisky’s elitist snobbery must stop
- Diageo unveils 2017 Special Releases early
- New whisky tasting notes: Batch 92
- Can single malt whiskies be ‘too young’?
- Diageo to axe 100 jobs over Brexit fears
- Whisky belongs to all of us
- Mark Davidson, Royal Mile Whiskies
- Whisky heroes: Alexander Edward, Craigellachie
- New whisky tasting notes: Batch 91
- Glencairn celebrates Queen’s Award
From the editors 19 October 2016
Thousands of people contribute to Scotch whisky’s success, not just an elite few.
Features 17 December 2015
The trickiest gift to wrap is a bottle of whisky or wine, but with a little flair it needn’t be.
From the editors 27 January 2016
While mostly ignored by malt aficionados, whisky regions are still important indicators of flavour.
From the editors 16 March 2016
Whisky has become a commodity to be traded and make a few speculators some money.