My name is Matthew Dudley and I am a drinks professional based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Where as I have a fascination with the whole world of drinks, my passion and deepest interest lie with whisky and beer.  My relationship with these two not unconnected liquids was born in childhood, nurtured in adolescence, stretched in my formative adult years and has now reached a happy state of mutual respect.

My relationship with the world of drinks is not solely based around the enjoyment of consumption.  I find the process by which they are created and their unique characteristics and histories part of their magic.  Through this blog I hope to learn more about these and look forward to sharing what I learn.