Monday, November 19, 2007

Two Hundred Thank-yous

Yeah, it's been a fun ride and I have enjoyed every moment of it, but like 100 drams ago (Malt Mission 100 celebration posts), there are a lot of folks I need to thank for helping me get to Malt Mission 200... and beyond.

So today, we say THANK YOU(and I let my liver rest):

Thanks to:
Ingvar Ronde and The Scotch Whisky Yearbook 2008
Kevin Erskine (who let me contribute in May and continues to support Dr. Whisky with links and friendly correspondence)

Mark Gillespie (who linked and mentioned Dr. Whisky in Whisky Cast episode 91)

Thanks to:
Douglas Blyde at The Daily Wine, Jysmith at A Perspective and A Jeremiad, Darren Turpin's The Genre Files, Armin Grewe (IslayBlog), Johan (WhiskyGrotto), Stephen Rowe (Food & Plastics), Inebrio,, 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), Sku of Sku's Recent Eats, 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:
EVERYONE who has forwarded links to friends and colleagues via email, etc.

Thanks to:
Morwenna White for putting together and distributing a Dr. Whisky press release for Canadian publications
Kris Gilmartin (author of the article on Dr. Whisky that appeared in the Scottish Sunday Post in June)
Neil Berrie and Arthur Motley at Royal Mile Whiskies
Friends and folks who have helped me taste drams over the past 10 months
Dominic Roskrow, Misako Udo, Ian Buxton, Serge Valentin, Gavin D. Smith, Charlie Maclean, Robin Laing, Annabel Meikle, and Sukhinder and Raj Singh for being so constistently supportive and forthcoming with

Those who have sent me/helped me source whiskies:
The Whisky Exchange

Royal Mile Whiskies (London and Edinburgh crews)
Alex and Jane at The Spencerfireld Spirit Co.
Lincoln Whisky Shop
Andy Forrester (formerly ofJon, Mark, and Robbo, and Cellar Trends)

Barry and Barry at Premium Bottlers
Robert Ransom and George Grant at Glenfarclas
Iain Baxter 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, etc. at Speciality Drinks
Marcie Hume who helped me make this video (go watch it! Help us get to 10,000 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.

and if I have forgotten you or if you feel you deserve a thank you, then THANK YOU.

I would also like to use this space to ask those major(Edrington, Suntory, Diageo, etc.) and independent (Gordon & Macphail, Bruichladdich, Douglas Laing, Arran, etc.) companies that lurk on Dr. Whisky, searching these pages each week (I can SEE you), step up and help this blog by sharing or continuing to share press info, samples, etc. As the stats above right indicate (more data available upon request), tens of thousands of people are using this web resource and your products are getting 'free' exposure. I am delighted to continue so long as I can, so please, play a part (contact info). Cheers.

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Douglas Blyde said...


Anonymous said...

Heartfelt congratulations !
You deserve a Golden Spittoon, platinum soon I'm sure.
Keep it fun for yourself, it's the best way to last.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for interesting pieces and a really good work, this far. I am absolutely sure you will keep on deliver good content.

Matthew said...

Hooray! I'm right chuffed about you reaching 200, Doctor. Keep it up! Your whisky words could bring light through the thickest Scottish fog.

Will said...

Keep it up, Doc! There are still whiskeys out there you haven't tried! ;) Congrats (and thanks for the link).

Anonymous said...

3 cheers and all that...... what happens now?

Anonymous said...

Only one word for it: awesome.