WHISKY on the rocks all round this Christmas for the employees of the Edrington group, quite literally as in go "heavy on the rocks".
Heavy rocker Neil Peart, below left, writer/lyricist and drummer for Rush, the Canadian rock band, sent them stocking-filling goodies as a sign of appreciation for his visit to Glasgow earlier this year.
The band played a sell-out concert in Glasgow a few months ago and Edrington presented a bottle of The Macallan Fine Oak 15-year-old single malt to Neil to celebrate his birthday.
Neil, or "the Professor" as he is referred to, is a fan of The Macallan and makes regular references to it in his book Ghost Rider and the more recently-released Travelling Music and thousands of RUSH fans have become devotees of the brand.
The Professor was much taken with the warm gesture in Glasgow and, on his return to North America, sent a package of "goodies" to the company, including signed CDs, pictures and other memorabilia.
These have now been distributed amongst RUSH fans who work for the distiller. Whether they will now play Rush over the Tannoy in the bottling plant remains to be seen. It could increase production or then again break a few bottles.