It’s world whisky day. It was also raining and thundery so the ideal dram would have been Talisker. I haven’t opened the bottle of Storm yet so I celebrated by going to another island—the Orkneys—for my absolute favourite go-to whisky: Highland Park 12. Yes, favourites are best. I’m still annoyed at all the different NAS expressions HP is bringing out, that I can’t keep track of. Still, on my to buy list is the ever-present HP 12, 18, 21 and I might shell out for a 25 one of these days. Duncan Ross at TWE also recommended Dark Origins, so it’s now on the list. So many whiskies to buy, so little time to drink.


In other whisky news, I can now get Writers Tears at M&S. At TWE it’s £32.95, price here is equivalent to £50, so there is a markup. Still cheaper than shipping it then risking customs. I’m still hankering after that £100 cask strength that I may have to have shipped.