The moment John Gibb took a “heavenly mouthful” of whisky with a drop of
Dornoch Firth wild water, he had the enchanted notion of owning his own distillery. But in a golden age of malt, what does it take for connoisseurs to realise a dream?
Moscow is fast becoming an intriguing destination for golf tourists, as challenging courses spring up in and around the city. John Gibb revels in the 18-hour light, scenic fairways and opulent clubhouses
Horses retiring from a distinguished career in the military, police or racing are becoming highly sought after for dressage, gentle hacking or riding out. John Gibb prepares to put in a sealed bid. Photographs by Emma Maxwell
With their wind-buffeted fairways and theatrical greens, the region’s devilishly testing links golf courses are not for the faint-hearted. An intrepid John Gibb heads south for the, er, weather – and some of the drives of his life