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What a weird title for a Toshan Tale, you might think. Well, it is not that weird.
As some of you may know, I am an
avid sci-fi fan. Insofar that I work as guest supervisor at the yearly
FACTS convention in
One of the show’s aspects is the
fact that we invite guest stars who sign autographs for the visitors.
These guest stars are actors/actresses from popular movies and
television series such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate,
During this one-hour drive, we
got talking about loads of stuff and for some reason we suddenly turn to
whisky (I admit, I may have been steering the conversation in that
direction a bit). Mr Callis explained that he indeed loves a good single
malt and has a slight preference for the peated malts from
So when I explained being the Toshan Man, he was somewhat sceptic thinking I was performing some kind of lip service. So there was nothing else to do than to show him my collection of bottles, point him in the direction of my website and, something he thoroughly enjoyed, have a dram with him after the show.
I selected the
Auchentoshan Solera from the duty free range, which Mr Callis absolutely loved. I
went on to give him a few more samples from other Toshan bottles (and a
Callis is clearly a man of good taste (and I’m not just saying this
because of his preference for my favourite brand of whisky) and was very
open, accessible and pleasant to work with. He is a very talented and
professional man and I count myself very fortunate to have been able to
work with him during this weekend.