Posted 01 February 2022 /
I find it genuinely bewildering that some drinkers seem perfectly able to patiently wait years or even decades for a whisky to undergo its mellowing process – but then, merely hours after hitting the order button, will suddenly transform into over-anxious, intolerant, hotheads all too eager to cry foul at having to wait any further. The expression “everything in moderation” never felt more apt. I’ll happily but unsurprisingly put this growing manifestation of impatience squarely at the door of society’s over-reliance on technology. The continued exposure to the instant gratification offered by technology (web shopping, social media, mobile phones etc etc) is steadily reshaping our personalities – and in many ways it runs counter to every aspect of whisky’s creation and enjoyment.