I am a new subsciber and have only read issues 62 and 63 ( which just arrived 2 weeks ago
I have so far found both issues entirely facinating.
The question here is the popularity of the whisky and music, whisky cocktails and whisky & food.
Being a music collector, the whisky and music section does interest me but I gather that the perhaps after a number of issues the connection is a bit tenuous. Perhaps the column has run it's course for now and could edited into a compilation for every 3rd or 4th issue.
Whisky cocktails are interesting and it may indeed serve as a way to attract new fans. Apart from a good Rusty Nail it doesn't appeal to me (It's always a good way to make a bad bar blend more tolerable)
That said..the denizens of this forum are pretty much single malt purists. As long as nobody is making their cocktails with 25yr old Macallan
I say live and let live.
Whisky and food...as member of one of the groups that Lawrence mentioned, I find that whisky and food when properly paired go very well together. ( I love my Lagavullin with venison) So the whisky and food section is of great interest to me. Whisky is a lot like wine, the right food can bring out distintive characters of the whisky that aren't there on its own.
A wise man once said " We only go around once in this life, why not enjoy all that it has to offer." ( It may have our own Mr T.)