Oak Aged Vodka, Cask Three?

I finally have a bottling date for my next Oak Aged Vodka, Cask Two. With luck it will be week commencing 18th June 2012, I say with luck, because the bottlers are very busy and have been known to put the little guy to the back of the queue. I’m looking forward to Cask Two … Continue reading

Fatherhood…Part 2

I was asked to help lay a concrete path today, it was over at my mother’s home and would take most of the day. Joe (13) had asked if he could come and help, which seemed like a good idea to me, and would give Sarah a bit of a break. Just to be fair to David … Continue reading

All You Have To Do Is Sell it …….

Before starting the Fabulous Vodka Company I worked as the Senior Manager for an independent distiller and bottler, over the years my role encompassed product development, production management, personnel management as well as hands on distilling, bottling and customer liaison. I would come up with a product, to meet the customers brief, and then present … Continue reading

Whisky Awakening.

When I was in my mid twenties I found out that I liked whisky, I’d always been a beer and cider drinker, but now I’d discovered whisky as well. I knew very little about whisky and certainly nothing about single malt whisky. This was in 1991, I was 26 years old and was just about to … Continue reading

There’s lots Of Life Afloat!

Living in a marina was really good fun, and for someone new to living on a boat, it’s probably the easiest way to start. You have plenty of people around to give advice or help, there should be shore facilities should you experience any issues with your boat, and there is usually a community of relatively … Continue reading

LAPHROAIG…..(Tripple Wood Whisky)!

Tonight I’ve been drinking Laphroaig Tripple Wood, it’s one that I found in my cupboard when just browsing through trying to pick a dram for the evening, and it just seemed to fit the bill. I’m a real fan of Laphroaig, the 10 year old is always in my cupboard, as is the quarter cask, … Continue reading

Diabetes, But I Don’t Eat Sugar!

A couple of years ago I went skiing, with the family, to Tignes in France. Generally it was a brilliant holiday except for the fact that I felt really ill for the whole time I was there, really, properly ill, not just a bit of “man-flu” but really debilitated, no energy, throwing up, sick. It … Continue reading