The failure of Pattisons’ Whisky: a whisky big boom come to grief.

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


Invited talk at the Library of Mistakes, an Edinburgh-based charitable venture aiming to promote the study of financial history.

This talk presented the preliminary findings of my new research on the economic history of the 19th Century whisky industry with the aim of engaging with the wider public, and especially with a view of making contacts with the whisky industry who may be owners of private archives that will be helpful for my further work. About 35 people attended.

A 10 minute video of a shorter version of the talk was shot before the public delivery of the work. The video is available in the Library of Mistakes website and through Youtube at
Period8 Mar 2018
Held atLibrary of Mistakes, Edinburgh
Degree of RecognitionRegional