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Issue 43 - In the pink as Mrs H fights back

Whisky Magazine Issue 43
October 2004


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In the pink as Mrs H fights back

In the latest in our series of pieces from guest writers, John Haydock– the master – is back

Readers of Whisky Magazine will be delighted to learn that my recuperation from the trauma of my ‘Quite Possibly the 10 Best Malt Whiskies in the World' masterclass at the inaugural Baghdad Whisky Live (“well,” as my old industry chum Rupert mused, “you have to admire them for their chutzpah”) is almost complete.

That disequilibrating bout of, when for several months I was barely able to put glass to lips, deluded as I was into believing I was a replica of myself, rather than in truth being simply a shadow of the real thing, is over.

In deep sessions of theosophical therapy I've come clean with myself, ‘fessed up to others, and am now, as they like to say in Craigellachie, “as fit as a grocer's apron.” Well, almost.

In fact as I sat last week in the sun drenched cerise interior of my deluxe caravan at the Sunnylands Holiday and Leisure Park in Ardossan, a hideaway from the social pressures of my dearly beloved Archiestown, I felt that, as we peddlers of purely potable poetry like to say, that far from being finished, I was available in shops near you in time for the annual Christmas whisky bonanza.

Haydock's Whiskymen TM, a facsimile doll series with full ‘Tiny Tears' functionality, a range of plasticised personalities from the world of whisky, starting with the Writers Range. Bend them, shape them – any way you want them – as the tasteful packaging proudly declares.

With plans already in hand for my reproduction Whisky Icons Range – those self-ta...

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