This week I've paired the Laphroaig Quarter Cask with The Traitor's Niche. Something for this with smoke and fire in their belly!
Age, barrel or region? What's most important for whisky?
The Book: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. (2017). Published by Hamish Hamilton (Great Britain). 229 Pages. ISBN: 9780241290088 Exit West has been on my radar since I first read a synopsis of it on Fantastic Fiction a fair while ago. I have never read any of Mohsin Hamid's work before but he has always been one of those authors … Continue reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
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Skagboys paired alongside Johnnie Walker Black Label makes a fine combination The Book: Skagboys by Irvine Welsh. (2012). Published by Jonathan Cape (Great Britain). 548 pages. ISBN: 9780224087902 It's another return to the world of Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting but this time showcasing some of our familiar cast of characters in somewhat different circumstances. Another example … Continue reading Skagboys by Irvine Welsh
Whisky is a gloriously diverse and expansive drink. I have long claimed that there is not a single person in the world who can say they do not like whisky, just that they have never tried the right one. Of course, the right one may be a ludicrously expensive Yamazaki 35 Year Old Japanese Single … Continue reading What do you drink your whisky from?
The Book: Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist (translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg. (2007). Published by Quercus. 519 pages. ISBN: 9781847248489 I am really somewhat punctilious when it comes to the condition of books I read. Those who crack and bend back the spine of a book are on a par with … Continue reading Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist
Something many of us are told when we are young, fussy eaters is that if you try that broccoli more than 3 times then you’ll end up liking the flavour. My response to this was a moody and cynical one from the word go; why would I want to keep trying something I didn’t like? … Continue reading Why and How to Encourage Variety in Reading
The Book: The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh. (2016) Published by Jonathan Cape. 288 pages. ISBN:9780224102155 I will admit to somewhat rejoining the Irvine Welsh/Trainspotting bandwagon since the long awaited sequel to Danny Boyle's seminal 1996 film was released at the end of January. It was about 10 years ago when I was finishing my GCSEs that … Continue reading The Blade Artist by Irvine Welsh