malt OF THE month

The Oban Times - - Leisure - Louise Glen

Mr Lee has taken to his isle to en­joy his Aldi whisky in the com­fort of his springer spaniel and I have been left to sur­vive life with­out him on the main­land. I hadn't re­alised just how use­ful he was around the home – and I am will­ing to write a sweet ref­er­ence for any po­ten­tial house­mates he may have. I have not taken to the bot­tle – not whisky any­way. But I have been out and about much more of­ten with the pos­si­bil­i­ties of hear­ing more sto­ries about whisky. Last week­end I was at the Mull and Iona Glas­gow Gath­er­ing in Glas­gow Univer­sity Union. What a beau­ti­ful mix of lovely peo­ple. It was a runof-the-mill whisky that was be­ing served on the most part. Parma, who is mar­ried to a Mull wife, stretched his legs with a friend Iain to get a sin­gle malt in the Ben Ne­vis – so im­por­tant was it to him that they savoured a fine malt, and a great chat with each other. The malt was a Crag­gan­more 12-year-old. The strange thing was that the fol­low­ing day I was again fly­ing solo at Oban Phoenix Cin­ema to see a har­row­ing film De­nial and one of the char­ac­ters in the case was drink­ing the self-same whisky. There is no such thing as a co­in­ci­dence so I am on my way to the whisky out­fit­ters at lunchtime to see if I can grab my­self a bot­tle. I may even send Mr Lee a wee nip (of whisky).

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