IHEARTWHISKY Fudge is One…

Sooooo…  iheartwhisky is officially one year old today (7th April 2018.)

And what a year its been, and its been a good one too. I’ve loved every minute. What started of as a “can I?” has turned into an “I am!!” and that makes me smile.

I’ve not only been selling to family and friends, but I’ve been invited to festivals and a fair too… and all I can say is thank you for your custom (and hashtag Geordie)).

However, there are some people I’d like to say an extra special thanks to. They’ve had my back, they’ve stood bedside me, they’ve encouraged me to be brave and helped me carry on. They’ve seen me sparkle when I start to talk about my passion and not once let me down.

So, here we go:

Elton…thanks for listening and for your feedback, encouragement and tasting notes and saying way back when to “go for it”.

Sorren…thank you so so much for your support and guidance…and for all your help, advice and humour, and “nom nom it’s all gone!! too, which is now part of the packaging of course…

Now the “other” Dave. Guv’nor…you’ve always RT and tweeted your fudge pics, thank you also for your support and backing.

Lovely kind Jeannine…thank you for your lovely tweets and your friendship. You’ve given me some wonderful support and opportunities.

Ant and Dec…stop speaking with your mouths full, but do keep enjoying the fudge 🙂

Graham and Fay, thank you for the opportunities you gave me last year. I thoroughly enjoyed them.

Colin (Dunn)… thank you for your help and humour, and for what we were able to do at Newcastle and Stourbridge because of it. And Adrian from Claxton’s too. Thank you for your support also.

Eddie and Amanda, being able to bring my whisky fudge to your festivals has really helped me to move forward too…

Lastly, John (jwbassman_) who assisted in bringing my scribbled designs to life in the shape of business cards and then when the idea of the banner was born.

Sarah x

PS…If I have missed anyone out, please know it’s not intententional.

Inside the Bottle: Distilled: 1970 Bottled: 2017

Inside the Bottle… or my thoughts, the what’s inside me. You know the drill.


Well now that was 2017 (okay, nearly, but not quite)…

So how can I encapsulate the year in one word? Enlightening.

I have already written a blog about this year Inside the Bottle: A Year of Smiles (and Whisky) however this is more of reflection of the other things…

Read on if you will, if not, see you in 2018…

I have learnt a lot about myself and others this year. On a “not disclosing owt level”, there are a number of people that have really opened my eyes… some in a good way and some in an “are you for real?” way.

Those that have done it in a good way, I applaud you, for you are the ones that make life the fun rich journey it should be…  nuff said.

I do feel that kindness and rubbing along nicely with people should be the way of life. *Deleted text is below.

I have learned to speak my thoughts, or perhaps to allow them to come out…

I have actually learnt to bite my tongue too 😉

I have discovered (been given at festivals etc.) some wonderful whiskies to try and this has been a delicious experience, to name but a few:

Claxton’s – Glenrothes 19 years old

Murray McDavid – Mission Gold Mortlach 1994 – 21 years old

Douglas Laing XOP Aultmore 1990 – 25 years old

Auchentoshan (a few)

Glen Moray 1994 Sherry Cask Finish

GlenDronach (a few)

Etc. etc… and I really need to lay my hands on some of the above.

I’m looking forward to a whisky / whisky fudge, fun filled year. You up for it?

So what more is there to say than this, I look forward to 2018 with a smile and open arms.

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Or just people who make you smile.

Thanks for this year, love Sarah x


*The bit I cut from above 

Sadly though this is not always the case…sometimes it can return too late to make a difference.

Things change, people change. Change changes people.