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Forgotten whisky bottles tell a story

October 14 2017

A former editor I knew once said to me: “Journalism is the only profession where you are never off duty.” And he was right. As a journalist, you never know when a chance chat in a pub, a fleeting glimpse of some cargo on a lorry or a dusty document in a drawer might lead you to a good story. And good stories are the lifeblood of journalism and, I hope, of Amber Lights.

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Down whisky’s rushy glens

April 8 2017

Few people would dispute that many of Scotland’s best-known single malts include the word Glen – what with Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie, Glen Ord, Glen Spey, Glenfarclas and a host of others. Glen has nice connotations, conjuring up visions of a narrow green valley centred on a namesake burn or river flanked by rolling hills purple with heather.

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Distilleries lost in the mists of time

December 3 2016

One of my pet hobby horses is lost distilleries. Nothing intrigues me more than when I find a reference to, or artefact from, a distillery I haven’t heard of before. So I was more than curious to find a small copper still sitting in Glenfarclas distillery visitor centre with a plaque saying its came from Links Distillery, Leith, Edinburgh. It was installed around 1860, taken out of use around 1902 and bought by Glenfarclas’s then owner around 1970.

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The forgotten whisky heritage of Angus

November 19 2016

Today one doesn’t readily associate Angus with whisky production, although five distilleries once operated there — North Port and Glencadam in Brechin, Lochside and Hillside/Glenesk at Montrose and Glencoull near Tannadice. Today only Glencadam survives, part of the thriving Angus-Dundee group. Other bonded warehouses or bottling plants existed in Montrose and Arbroath, but all of them have disappeared.