Hi all, I'm newly registered too but a long term reader - great forum btw.
I'm a 31 year auld Scotsman and I've been a consumer of whisky since I was teething! (You probably know what I mean, and I'd imagine that most other Scots on the forum will have had a similar start!)
Anyway, my father and his father before him were traditional sign writers who undertook the liveries and corporate insignia at Allied Distillers Ltd in Dumbarton (now Allied Domecq). Our repertoire has included such prestigious brands as Teacher's, Stewart's Cream Of The Barley, Long John, The Black bottle, Ballantine's, Laphroaig, The Tormore, Glendronach, Miltonduff, as well as (ahem) beefeater Gin, Malibu and tia maria!
I've always been around whisky and the industry thanks to them, and It's been an education which has shaped my adult life no-end.
Suas leis an t-Uisge Beatha!
'S mise le meas,