Nicola and I thought it would be a good idea if we gave you a little background about ourselves.

My name is Jim Coleman; I am married and have three delightful granddaughters. I live in Central Scotland on the outskirts of Falkirk.

I am fast approaching my 70th birthday, so I am no spring chicken, but I would like to think I’ve aged well, mellowed and matured, just like a fine dram, not sure if my wife would agree with this description, but this is my website and my fantasy.

Over my 70 years I have worked in a variety of environments, starting as a telegram boy, ships agent, and then within the motor trade and several years working at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults as a Society Ambassador and a member of the tasting panel.

Throughout these swiftly passing years I have had one constant love in my life……. Whisky. We all appreciate there is no such thing as a bad Whisky, however:

  • some should be respected more than others
  • some should be cherished
  • and some should just be guzzled

I also thoroughly enjoy cooking and selecting appropriate wines to compliment my meals, but by far my interest and collection of Whisky (for scientific research only!) is my greatest joy.

I am really looking forward to interacting with you all on your honest opinions and recommendations. Some topics we hope to cover regularly are:

  • Malt of the month
  • Distilleries visited
  • Stories and tales of Scotland
  • Whisky recipes / Cocktails

Personally I think the Government should list Whisky as one of the essentials for healthy living after all it is the Water of Lifequote by Jim in his lounge (2008)