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Lagavulin

Over the last week I have been doing some research on Highland single malt whiskies. Well, why not?

I came across this delightful video featuring Iain McArthur. Iain has worked at the Lagavulin distillery for forty years.

One of things I like about this is his humility. We can’t change tradition, he says.

Lots of young people come into my shop, and most of them I like. But almost all seem to believe that they are smarter than their parents and grandparents, that everyone who has gone before was an idiot, and that previous generations have left them a mess to clean up.

Iain clearly does not believe that. He has a deep respect for the work of those who have gone before, and is proud to be part of something bigger than himself.