Inchmoan 12 Year Old & Vintage 1992

Over the past three years, Loch Lomond Group have done a fantastic job at creating a solid range of whiskies with, what is seen by many, to be some of the best spirit in the country. Theirs is a number of expressions in the range and I’ve had the chance to sample two of them
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August’s Whisky News

As the summer fades into the distance, there’s still plenty of time to catch-up on all the latest whisky news. Industry Updates The market for rare whisky has surged in the first six months of 2017, according to Rare Whisky 101 (BQ Magazine). Scotch Whisky is one of the first applicants for New Zealand’s ‘authentic
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The Dining Room @ The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Last summer, The Dining Room at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society on Queen Street underwent a substantial refurb, in advance of throwing its doors open to non-members. I’d dined in the bar area previously but the restaurant had always come across as slightly stuffy. But I’d been hearing good things about The Dining Room post-refurb,
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Boozy Shows @ The Edinburgh Festivals

You’ll not struggle to find a drink during the Edinburgh festivals, with pop-ups located right across the city. But why buy your own booze, when there are plenty of alcohol-themed shows running across the city this August, which come with a free drink…or five. The Thinking Drinkers: History of Alcohol With FIVE free drinks during
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Edinburgh Festival Pop-ups

The Edinburgh festivals (International, Fringe, Book, et al.) are now in full flow. There’s so many reasons to love the Edinburgh festivals, with the world descending on a place I’m lucky enough to call home and over 3,000 shows to pick from. And here’s a round-up of the best Edinburgh festival pop-ups that’ll be appearing
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Dark Matter Spiced Rum

Think Scotland’s national drink and you think whisky, right? Right…although gin is fast becoming one of the country’s top food and drink exports. BrewDog is one of the brewers currently leading the craft beer revolution. But could rum be Scotland’s next great export? Yes, rum. Aberdeenshire might not resemble the hot climbs of the Caribbean,
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Visiting Arran Distillery

With so many new distilleries currently popping up across Scotland, I often think how they’ll establish a reputation for themselves against the big brands, many of which have over two centuries of history and heritage to tap into. But my recent visit to Arran Distillery proves that there’s plenty of interest in new, start-up whisky
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Whisky Gifts for Father’s Day

For the past few weeks, I’ve been bombarded with emails about the perfect whisky to give your dad this Father’s Day. To be honest, there’s hardly anything unique about most of these whiskies, with the basic presumption that dads like whisky, so you can give them any old bottle on Father’s Day. So instead, here’s
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Edinburgh Juniper Festival

I love June, as June means the Edinburgh Juniper Festival. Returning to its home of Summerhall for the fourth time, the event is up there with the Whisky Fringe as one of my favourite boozy events of the year. From small origins, the festival has grown each year, with 42 gin brands exhibiting this year.
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