A Thirst for Knowledge


Whisky: A Global Spirit

In recent times, interest has grown in the World of Whisky. Once seen as being consumed exclusively by a “club culture” older generation, people of all ages are now enjoying whiskies from around the globe: production has increased not just in Scotland, but other parts of Europe, the United States, Japan and India.

People & Production

As the choice of available whiskies expands, so does interest in the history, provenance and stories behind the distilleries and the remarkable people (both past and present) whose lives are dedicated to producing this noble spirit. Despite a history of production going back over 250 years, there are still no clear answers as to why so much intrigue, romance and variation surrounds a drink which, after all, is made from only three ingredients; grain, water and yeast.


Acquiring The Taste

Whether a novice, self-proclaimed connoisseur or just seeking further enlightenment to help in the appreciation or better understanding of the ‘Water of Life‘, the Whisky Protagonist offers you and your associates a range of talks and/or tastings to cater for all palates.


Mark would like to thank the following for their services above and beyond:
  • Dave Anderton for sowing the seed;
  • Chris Elliott from Tapiochre Ltd for all things digital and ruminations over old times;
  • Ray Pearson, Will Richardson and staff at Imprint Colour Printers of Lincoln;
  • Fellow sufferers and imbibers at Doncaster Golf Club  - you know who you are!
  • Rosie Ferrer and staff at White Peak Distillery, Derbyshire UK for supplying the mood;
  • Robin Hastings and Sara Andrew for helping to float my ideas;
  • Urban Bar for class in a glass;
  • David Bobs for projecting his thoughts;
  • The Dower House in Bawtry for adding spice to the party;
  • ….and last but not least, my wonderful wife Jan for her never-ending love, support, patience and encouragement.
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