Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dr. Whisky Wins Drammie!!!


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...

Thanks to:
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,, 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,, 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

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.


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, but upon review of those photographs, I've decided to take the award back ;)

Malthead said...

Thoroughly deserved - but beware you have set your standards very high now!

Agree with Kevin photos are quite scary....also beware whisky in your eye really hurts!

Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

wheres the cake?

Will said...

Hahaha...well done, Doc! Congratulations, and keep up the awesome work! :)


Anonymous said... that's how you look ;)

/Johan - WhiskyGrotto!

Matthew said...

Couldn't you have cropped just a *little* bit more of out that photo?


Anonymous said...

Congrats on your award!

I have learned a lot from you blog . Keep the good work!

Unknown said...

Disgusting... BUT I CAN'T... STOP... LOOKING...

Way to go doc, congratulations. I'm happy to see that my nominating you for the drammie has somehow helped to befoul the internet even further.

Douglas Blyde said...

Shocking photographs.

David said...

Enhorabuena, nos alegramos por ti y por la salud de tu magnifico blog.
Un fuerte abrazo desde Granada Spain.

Unknown said...

dude, congrats on the award and all the other exciting stuff but MY EYES BURN!

Unknown said...

Congratulations mate!
Heh, bathing in whisky :)

Red Hare said...

Congrats doc! The pictures look excruciating, screams of exhilaration and pain...

Out of interest, what bottles did you use? =)

Anonymous said...

Congrats. You
I will be sending a suggestion to Kevin that for next year`s drammies, all nominees will be required to sign a commitment to participate in similar public whisky bathing.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I hope it wasn't whisky you pured out. I think the stuff was made for drinking, not for bathing.

How did you smell after that bath?

Anonymous said...

Dear boy! i wish to congratulate you on your achievment. However, bathing in Scotch?! My Lord!! it's a court martial offense. i just hope that you drank whatever was left in the bathtube.also, consider working out. regards. baron

jaspal said...

congrats - are you going to bottle the bathtub whiskey as a limited edition 2008 expression of sam? i think you should.


Anonymous said...

Honestly, if we win this year (whoop! a nomination!!), I promise we won't post pictures like these...!! :-)