Season's Greetings

5 January 2012

This month has given me a much lighter, more local travel schedule. On the 5th, I visited Paris for a reveal of the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old at the George V Hotel for media. This included a tasting of the 21, 30 and 40 Year Old before unveiling a bottle of Glenfiddich 50 Year Old for the hotel bar, which will sell at approximately 1000 euros per glass.

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A Whisky and Cigar Cocktail

9 November 2011

What a busy month this has been! I flew to Montreal for a big event at the Queue de Cheval Restaurant where they purchased a bottle of Glenfiddich 50 Year Old. Fine cigars were made available for the 21, 30 and 40 Year Old whiskies that were also on offer, and as usual I joined in by drinking very old whisky and enjoying fine Cuban cigars – it’s a hard life!

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Wild Whisky Weekend

9 October 2011

I promised my good friend Hans Henrik Hansen that I would attend his small festival in Denmark this month. It’s called Wild Whisky Weekend and every October, Hans successfully organises this weekend festival at his hotel. Hans is also owner of the biggest collection of Glenfiddich in the world.

Part of the weekend festivities is visiting Hans’ house and the Glenfiddich collection. Everyone was absolutely amazed by the number of rooms which are all full of different bottles of the world`s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky.

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Film Stars and Squid

9 September 2011

This month, I kicked off my busy season with three planned trips abroad. I first visited Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia for the launch of the Glenfiddich 40 Year Old. It went brilliantly, but the temperature in Kuala Lumpur is always between 27°C and 33°C. It's fine for a couple of days, but I would seriously miss the Scottish rain, which is of course perfect whisky-drinking weather!

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