Some Joy Ride

26 Malts - Some Joy RideThis book documents a collaboration between 26 copywriters and graphic designers to create a series of limited edition labels for the Scotch Malt Whiskey Society. My contribution was a poem describing the actual process of enjoying the drink – from look to nose to lips to tongue, brilliantly brought to life by designer Rob Andrews.

Cyan Books, 2005

“A look of lemon gold
Bright as light off winter water
Then the nose takes hold
Warm as a lover’s hug

Lips burning numb
Before the sweetest explosion
A confection detonation
Lingering on and on
Soft toffee from dirty pockets
Bonfires blazing, hot and strong.”