for those of you lucky (?) enough to have received WhiskyMag 42, there is a small news piece on page 7:
"Whisky the star in bumper Autumn...
The pre-seasonal activity began in September with Whisky Live Glasgow... it attracted thousands and featured a range of interactivity stations as well as the chance to sample whisky
Have I somehow missed a month, as I thought I was attending the show this coming weekend - it appears to have already happened!
Also, I enjoyed this little snippet from Dominic talking about women enjoying whisky:
" ... it became clear that there was a danger of being at best patronising, at worst sexist..."
The pursuing articles then feature pink stylised fonts and the fluffiest, most condescending articles you can imagine.
Dominic, you couldn't have said, in true Pub Landlord style, 'Nah, come on love, whisky is for men not for girlies', better had you tried (perhaps you did).
Condescending and wasteful at best. Relevance to whisky drinkers (male and female)? Absolutely ZERO.
Finally, I appreciate that the covers of WhiskyMag are at times misleading, but Liz Hurley on the front holding a glass of wine! COME ON GUYS - it's not even a good picture of Liz. If you are going to sell issues of the mag purely by putting eye candy on the cover, at least get a decent pic of the candy.
Oh by the way, trying to sell a magazine by simply using a picture of an attractive lady is condescending to women (I know, believe me I know).
Rant over - I would love to hear a response from the WhiskyMag team - if they can tear themselves out of the bathroom, leaving the whiskymag there of course.