“The ocean bears down on Laphroaig with unrivalled glee; its warehouse walls are regularly flayed with kelp, and the distillery manager’s sitting-room windows have been on every occasion I have visited, sticky with brine,” says Andrew Jefford, from Norfolk, England. A poet and journalist, Jefford is also a man who understands spirits.
Take a look at literature from any era, and you are sure to encounter an author or two who believed in the potential of liquor to inspire them to write. If not inspire, at least propel them into finishing what they had started. And because they shared such a colourful relationship with alcohol, it often showed in their work.