Now, understandably at this point, you may well be thinking something along the lines of:
“The daft lad will just be bragging about getting to taste whisky for a living, again!”
However, on this occasion at least, you would be mistaken to assume so! This time, fellow loungers, I have been travelling in the capacity of Television Critic!
Allow me to explain.
Regular readers of our weekly news blog may remember that in October I reported that our good buddy Colin Hampden-White was embarking on a television project called The Three Drinkers . Well, it turns out that TV people have launch events too! So I’m off to Moet Hennessy HQ to have a look.
As we know, I’m not without some skills in reviewing. So here’s my analysis, in the best way I know how… (no spoilers).
The Three Drinkers Do Scotch Whisky
Amazon Prime TV series; Various Subscriptions Available
Volume – Adjustable on all devices [The importance of this function may be inferred, I presume – Ed.]
Colour: HD (Like technicolor, only better.) [I’m no techie, but isn’t this to do with screen resolution? – Ed.]
Knows: [Ah, OK. I see what you’re doing here – Ed.] All kinds about whisky. Expert in residence Colin Hampden-White leads his good friends Aidy “fresh face and emerging personality in the wine and spirits industry” [If you say so – Ed.] Smith and Helena “award-winning wine and drinks presenter, author, freelance writer and influencer” Nicklin [No, me neither – Ed.] on a fun fact-finding whisky mission around Scotland.
Palate: Unscripted [Subs, please check – Ed.] balance between presenter fun and educational content, aggressive avoidance of traditional stereotypes with an underlying influence of predictable alcohol.
Finish: Three parts, then talk of a follow up.
Overview: Anyone who responded with “It just won’t be the same” when the announcement that Brora and Port Ellen were reopening came through should tell their non-whisky friends to watch Three Drinkers! The three chums have fun with a focus on whisky. It’s a genuine attempt to turn people on to whisky with a potentially huge worldwide audience. Spread the good word, people!
*Note to management – Before anyone gets any ideas, I’m not doing a Whisky Lounge Big Brother Special. I can’t afford the therapy!