malt OF THE month
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).