Little did a group of men, gathered around a table on 25 January 1797 remembering their friend who had died the previous year of a rheumatic condition, and reading his poetry aloud, imagine that more than 200 years later people around the world would still be doing the same thing.
When in the early 19th century, the Marquis of Stafford married into the Sutherland family, he came the first Duke of Sutherland and set about creating a distillery at Brora on the north-east coast of Scotland.
In the years after the end of the second world war, malt whisky experienced something of a resurgence. Glenfiddich's owner was a family concern - William Grant.
My job interview with a top London public relations consultancy was almost at an end. How should I reply? Tell the truth. They’ll find out soon enough anyway. ‘That’s good,’ came the response, ‘because one of the clients you’ll be working on is Glenmorangie whisky.’