I love single malt scotch, but Glenfiddich, though a respectable brand, has never made my list of favourites. But now comes the news that a rich real-estate dealer with a funny hair-do has banned the drink from his restaurants. Glenfiddich’s crime? The distillery choose as its ‘Scot of the Year’ a farmer who refused to sell his land so the developer could build a golf course on it.

So perhaps I’ll buy bottle and toast the farmer, Michael Forbes. Does anyone know the Gaelic for “Piss-off, Donald”?

About aharmlessdrudge

Way back during the late Bronze age -- actually it was the 1950s -- all of us in high school had to take a vocational test to determine our interests and, supposedly, our future careers. I cannot remember the outcome, but I do recall one question that gave me pause. "If you were to win a Nobel prize, would it be in literature or in physics?" I hesitated over the question: although I enjoyed mathematics and science more than English class, I did have a couple of unfinished (and very bad) novels hidden away at home. I cannot remember what I chose back then, but the dilemma followed me to university, where I switched from mathematics to English and -- after a five-year stint in journalism -- back to mathematics. I recently retired as a professor of statistics. Retirement. What a good chance to revive my literary ambitions. I have finished a novel -- more about that in good time -- and a rubble of drafts of articles about mathematics and statistics is taking up space on my hard disk.
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1 Response to Glenfiddich

  1. grescoe says:

    I’ll drink your Glenfiddich for you, Alan.

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