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Issue 65 - A Love Supreme

Whisky Magazine Issue 65
July 2007

 

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A Love Supreme

Rob takes a quiet night with a jazz legend to reflect on what whisky can mean

For this column I had wanted to return to rambling on about my recent trip to the United States, the various gems I discovered out there and the wisdom gleaned from spending several days in a magnificent tour bus with a great bunch of journalists – but something hijacked my train of thought a few nights ago.

I have been reading with interest the great music and whisky debate which has been raging on the magazine's website www.whiskymag.com.

It seems that this discussion has revealed a Marmite edge to this sort of whisky pairing.

Sorry for those of you not familiar with Marmite is –- it is a savoury spread similar to Vegemite only made with yeast beef extract.

Believe me you either love it or hate it, a little like tripe but that is another topic altogether.

For me, particularly as a musician – a few here at Whisky towers here in Norfolk have seen my ‘attempts' to wrestle a tune out of the four stringed instrument I call a bass and others have called an instrument of musical destruction – whisky and music are an integral part of life, well at least my life.

No two ways about it and there is no escaping the inextricable links that happen in my head from time to time when sampling various whiskies or I put something familiar on the stereo.

For instance at the moment, with the rain lashing against my kitchen window – I may have been too previous about the joys of a British summer as it has rained solidly for weeks now leaving several areas of the country underw...

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