Welcome to my web site.
I have enjoyed working for over thirty years in the beverage industry in the UK & North America.
While I have had the opportunity to work with many amazing craft beer breweries, wineries and distilleries, my passion is spirits and in particular whisky & gin.
I am an approved spirits instructor and holder of the WSET Professional Spirts Certificate and enjoy offering my whisky & gin education classes.
I have also written two whisky novels which are quite different from any other whisky book!
The Raymond Armstrong Series involves Murder/Mystery/Espionage & Whisky.
The Whisky Affair & The Shackleton Affair are the only novels of their kind on the market. They take readers deep inside the world of distilleries and the production of the world’s greatest drink – with an added shot of macabre, too.
The Shackleton Affair was shortlisted for the “Book Viral” best book of 2015 award.
Currently, I am taking a long break from writing to continue with my promotional work with Gin & Whisky. Tastings, Dinners, Special Events, Education and more.
You can follow my “Gin & Whisky Journal” in the Blog section of this web site.
Also, I will be offering Whisky and Gin Tours in Scotland and England. Please check back in early 2018 on my tour page.
The new and extended edition of Tight Spiral will be free for five days, commencing Sunday the 13th of November. Tight Spiral is a romantic/suspense story like no other. Take this opportunity to upload from Amazon worldwide for free!read more
“It was always you” is now available at Amazon Kindle in e-book format. This is the first story in the series – Inspired by the Song. The inspiration came from the song by Maroon 5 in 2014. At 99 cents or pence its a short story that will grab your attention....read more