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Issue 36 - A place of my own at last

Whisky Magazine Issue 36
December 2003


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A place of my own at last

Editor Dominic Roskrow celebrates the end of his first year by getting his own column

At long last, here it is – my very own column. By the time you see it, it will be completely decorated with words and sentences. Right now, though, it's all gleaming and new, and this paragraph is, metaphorically speaking, the first splash of paint in the top left hand corner.

I know it's not very centrally located but it's easy to get to and I quite like being alone out here. I can make more noise.

I did try and find room further forward but Marcin, Dave and Michael weren't about to move and they're all bigger than me. Except Michael. Who's just bigger than me.

So I had to evict Haydock. He took it quite well, I think. A bit of bruising around the ego, of course, but otherwise okay.

It's appropriate that I get my own space in this issue, because it marks a whole year since I took over as Editor and when I glance back to Issue 27 and compare it to what we're doing now, a great deal has changed. Hopefully for the better.

When you get a new Editor he is thrust upon you with no real introduction, and that's how it should be. Nobody could care less who's in charge unless he or she starts getting things wrong.

And even then people are less interested in finding out who the Editor is and more in who the hell he thinks he is.

I look back on my first 12 months with a great deal of affection. I've been to some amazing places and have been welcomed into the world of whisky everywhere I have gone.

This is partly because the people that make whisky are enthusiastic about what t...

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