Some time ago, on DVXuser, a thread somehow drifted onto the topic of Whisky. I clearly recall Graeme talking (ie writing) about Laphroaig as one of his favorites. Not being a expert in whiskys by any means I didn't intervene in that discussion. I do indulge in a glass every once in a while. Whisky is definitely an aquired taste, which I developed while in Egypt making a documentary about the effects of the Aswan high dam on Nubia.
One of the key persons in my film is an old lady, who has since passed away, peace be with her, by the name of Margo Veillon. She lived up to the ripe old age of 94 drinking her whisky everyday at 5pm. That was the best time to go see her. She had her character, she was a painter and photogrpaher who lived all her life in Egypt and has some rare images of Nubia from before the Aswan high dam (1964). Anyhow, I had the chance to spend a few happy hours with her, and she started me on whisky. Some time later a friend of mine made me discover Talisker, which is a smokey whisky and was my favorite up until this christmas. While visiting my aunt in the south of France, one evening I mentioned I wouldn't mind a glass of whiskey and out she pulls, from I don't know where, a bottle of Laphroaig. Well... that's my favorite whisky now!!! Thanks Graeme, for this new taste and for your Red Raw, Red Cine and everything you're bringing to Red!