A JOURNEY THROUGH THE
WORLD OF WHISKIES,ONE INSIGHT AT A TIME
In a recent interview with Whisky Exchange, Jim Murray confessed to drinking his first whisky (a dram of Teacher’s) at the age of nine. He remembers how he brought the old fashioned tumbler to his lips, under a little persuasion from his uncle who wanted to see the effects of whisky on a young boy. The deep, robust peat of the scotch hit him on the face. When he finished his dram, he put down his tumbler like Oliver Twist and said, “Can I have some more?”That young boy, born in Merstham, Surrey, UK, grew up to be a newspaper journalist. But years later, he quit his job and left Fleet Street to chase bigger dreams-- to become the world's first whisky writer. After his visit to Talisker, for the first time in 1975, he decided to visit more distilleries across the globe. But before he could begin that journey, he spent time visiting and working in as many distilleries in Scotland and Ireland as he could. He was working on the book, , which was published in 1994. It was the first of many popular whisky books he would go on to write, to establish his place as one of the leading authorities on whisky. Three years later in 1997, the same book was revised and re-released as .
People often claim that mixing types of alcohol will make you sick and hungover. In today’s post, we find out the facts behind the claim and the truth.
Summers are arduous to deal with, and the prospect of a refreshing drink is just what we need to beat the heat. But what if things could be made just a little bit better, and there was a possibility of turning a tiring, busy day into a chill, buzzy day?