It is with not a little sadness that I am putting pen to paper, or more correctly, digit to keyboard, in writing my final letter as Manager of the Laphroaig distillery. I have been told many times that I have the best job in the world. I used to counter that by saying - "I have pressures like everyone else." Now that I am retiring in the New Year, I realise that I was not being strictly truthful. Such is the pleasure I have derived from running the Laphroaig distillery, it has quite frankly, been 14 years of sheer enjoyment.