Wednesday, February 20, 2008
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
Dr. Whisky was nominated BY YOU and voted for BY YOU and WAS AWARDED the 2007 Drammie award at The Scotch Blog. Sure, my passion for whisky and talking/typing about the stuff is what drives this whisky blog BUT as a non-cash-generating/ad-free blog, your emails of kind words, compliments and questions give me the motivation I need (some days more than others) to keep this thing going. Winning a people's choice award like this only gives me more fuel and I have every intention of keeping this resource alive as long as the whisky world can use it. THANK YOU!
it has to be done, and this is MY show so no one can cue the music and pull me offstage...
My Mama and Daddy
Kevin Erskine, The Scotch Blog and Inebrio
Mark Gillespie (who linked and mentioned Dr. Whisky in Whisky Cast episode 91)
Ingvar Ronde and The Scotch Whisky Yearbook 2008
Kris Gilmartin (author of the article on Dr. Whisky that appeared in the Scottish Sunday Post in June)
Thanks to mad-blogging linkers: Sku of Sku's Recent Eats, Malthead, Rocksoff.se, V at Scrapple from the Apple, 't Veemgericht, Emily at Waiting for Dorothy, Douglas Blyde at The Daily Wine, Jysmith at A Perspective and A Jeremiad, Dunford at Bread Party, Cigar Jack, Kristof, Darren Turpin's The Genre Files, Islay Weblog, Armin Grewe (IslayBlog), Johan (WhiskyGrotto), Home of Whisky, Stephen Rowe (Food & Plastics), Inebrio, Sweasel.com, Mattias (WhiskyBlogg), Discover Whisky, Dave and Thomas, The Avondale Evening Mail, Home of Whisky, Whiskymagazin, The World According to Patrick, Chris Taylor (Taylor & Company) Red Hare (Eclectic Elephant), Will (Nose Palate Finish), Chris Bunting (Nonjatta), Colin Ligertwood (For Peat Sake), Colin Campbell (Whisky Blog), Jay Williams' Aphoristic Subplot, all you nuts at EUWOLS, Naresh at Sound of the Cinema, and any more I am forgetting(sorry), who have all linked to Dr. Whisky.
Thanks to loyal returning readers everywhere and to EVERYONE who has forwarded links to friends and colleagues via word of mouth, email, Facebook, web fora, etc.
Thanks to Neil Berrie and Arthur Motley at Royal Mile Whiskies
Friends and folks who have helped me taste drams over the past 14 months, MH, JM, RM, SK, EK, TF...
Dominic Roskrow, Misako Udo, Ian Buxton, Serge Valentin, Gavin D. Smith, Charlie Maclean, Robin Laing, Annabel Meikle, Dave Broom, Tim Forbes and Sukhinder and Raj Singh for being so constistently supportive and forthcoming with information
Those who have sent me/helped me source whiskies:
The Whisky Exchange (Colin(ex-man), Duncan, Matt, Alex, Chris, et al.)
Royal Mile Whiskies (London and Edinburgh crews: Michael, Stuart, Alex, Steve, Alaric, et al.)
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (Cath, Lesley, Jenn, et al.)
Alex and Jane at The Spencerfireld Spirit Co.
Andy Forrester (formerly ofJon, Mark, and Robbo, and Cellar Trends)
Mark Watt at Duncan Taylor
Barry and Barry at Premium Bottlers
Folks at Destilerieas Liber
Robert Ransom and George Grant at Glenfarclas
Iain Baxter, Elaine Mitchell and Derek Sinclair at Inver House
Neil Macdonald at Chivas Brothers
Billy and Alistair Walker at BenRiach
Ashok Chokalingham at Amrut
William Grant and Sons
Andrew Torrance at Morrison Bowmore
Katy Windsor at The Famous Grouse
Alex Bruce at Adelphi
Lizzie James, Deanna Killackey and Wendy Krone at Beam Global
Richard Paterson, Dave Robertson, and Margaret Nichol at Whyte & Mackay
Iain Weir and Alison Spowart at Glengoyne/Ian Macleod Distillers
John, Gregg, and Robbie at Compass Box Whisky
Nick Tilt, Tim Forbes, et al at Speciality Drinks
Marcie Hume who helped me make this video (go watch it! Help us break 20,000 views!)
Anne Knudsen for finding interesting bottles in her travels in the Far East, Espen Knudsen for challenging me to start this mission and Kristin Knudsen for putting up with it.
***Never sent liquid support to Dr. Whisky, why not do so today? I see you lurking on these pages(Diageo, Gordon & Macphail, etc.)... cough up some 'spiritual' support. It is a win-win, mate. Find my email in DEAR DOCTOR on sidebar***
And if I have forgotten you or if you feel you deserve a thank you, then THANK YOU. I raise two bottles to all of you... and proceed to pour them over my head.