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Venue Manager, The Vaults, Leith
First whisky memory
As a very young child carrying dad’s odd smelling Coca-Cola back to the table at family gatherings. It looked like normal Coca-Cola but it certainly did not taste the same! He generally always drank whisky as a mixed drink, but I’m positive he had never been offered a Society dram.
Verve, Urban Hymns to name one but I have lots of favourites.
Fantasy whisky tasting companions
Billy Connolly (pre-teetotal days) and Dave Allen would be a special pair to share some stories and swirl a glass or five with. However my dad would probably pip them now that I appreciate the amber liquid a little more.
Most used emoji
I do use them, but don’t have a favourite 😊.
ABOVE: The entrance to The Vaults, the spiritual home of The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Most memorable concert
Oasis at Balloch Castle on the banks of Loch Lomond or Prodigy at Barrowlands in Glasgow were special nights.
First ever Society dram
Cask No. 35.131: Cherries, chocolate and chai – a toasted oak from this Speyside distillery. It was a very good place to start (thanks for the recommendation, Dean Marinello!)
Haggis, I love haggis. But when we have to try and explain what it is to a visitor, their expressions and reaction tell me I must be weird!
Café Royal, one of the first bars I went to in Edinburgh and has been the host of many memorable occasions. I am sure it will continue to do so once we can all meet without all of these current restrictions. It is yet another reminder of how we all took those very normal things for granted.
If you were a flavour profile, what would you be?
Spicy & Dry.