Opinion

The whisky virgin

  • Why is there chocolate with my whisky? Why is there chocolate with my whisky? Why is there chocolate with my whisky? The whisky virgin 22 September 2016

    Why is there chocolate with my whisky?

    There’s a new Whisky Virgin in town – and they’re baffled by this classic confectionary combination.

  • Luxury, transparency and sacrifice Luxury, transparency and sacrifice Luxury, transparency and sacrifice The whisky virgin 09 May 2016

    Luxury, transparency and sacrifice

    Compass Box’s controversial bottling gets the Virgin treatment, with the aid of a sweary friend.

  • No country for old Scotch No country for old Scotch No country for old Scotch The whisky virgin 10 March 2016

    No country for old Scotch

    Why the macho charms of Scratched Cask and Hard Fired have got the Whisky Virgin’s juices flowing.

  • Some better uses for whisky stones Some better uses for whisky stones Some better uses for whisky stones The whisky virgin 02 February 2016

    Some better uses for whisky stones

    The Virgin won’t be daunted by an apparently useless gift. All you need is a little imagination…

  • Invitation to a picnic Invitation to a picnic Invitation to a picnic The whisky virgin 04 January 2016

    Invitation to a picnic

    The Whisky Virgin longs for a naked picnic staring deep into Jim Murray's inviting, golden eyes.

  • Jack of None, Master of All Jack of None, Master of All Jack of None, Master of All The whisky virgin 07 December 2015

    Jack of None, Master of All

    As a surfeit of Masters grips the Scotch whisky industry, the Virgin ponders what comes next.

  • Failed by Hunter S Thompson Failed by Hunter S Thompson Failed by Hunter S Thompson The whisky virgin 04 November 2015

    Failed by Hunter S Thompson

    Our innocent Whisky Virgin has fallen in love at last – but, sadly, all is not sweetness and light.

  • A Touch of the Maldives A Touch of the Maldives A Touch of the Maldives The whisky virgin 06 October 2015

    A Touch of the Maldives

    Golf, shellfish and exfoliation all feature during the Virgin’s idyllic island getaway.

  • The Marshall Plan The Marshall Plan The Marshall Plan The whisky virgin 09 September 2015

    The Marshall Plan

    A little tough love provokes a surprising reaction from the normally pliable Whisky Virgin.

  • Four Colours Macallan Four Colours Macallan Four Colours Macallan The whisky virgin 09 August 2015

    Four Colours Macallan

    From Speyside to Homebase, the delights and limitations of malt whisky’s journey into colour.

  • A novice's first encounter A novice's first encounter A novice's first encounter The whisky virgin 09 July 2015

    A novice's first encounter

    Our amateur Whisky Virgin is introduced to Scotch through a formative Islay experience.

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