As like many fathers I was overwhelmed when I met my darling children for the first time. There is nothing quite like holding your brand new baby and wishing them health, wisdom and happiness and speculating on how they will turn out. As a parent all we can do is try to keep them safe, warm and guide them as best we can.
There are many aspect of my persona that I am sure my kids would rather ignore/avoid, but the problem is genetics. You can nurture all you like, but if it is in the genes, it is in the genes and yes, both my children enjoy a dram. For a long time they were in denial and tried to avoid it, but eventually the Water of Life won through. Obviously my daughter Nicola has slightly more of the dram DNA, I would say her appetite for the Amber Nectar is probably greater than my sons, which the Whisky Boys Website is testiment to.
So as I sit and reflect on family, and consider the legacy I will leave them , I am very proud of their discerning palate which is constantly evolving and their desire to experiment. Albeit I get cheesed off when they want to experiment with my Whisky collection (yes, I remember the night I lost a bottle of Serendipity). So like all caring, loving parents who are so proud of their off spring I say:
“Go and drink your own Whisky Collection“