World Whisky Day 2017

World Whisky Day takes place this Saturday and, to mark the occasion, I planned on sharing with you my thoughts on a whole range of world whiskies which are currently sitting on my shelves. However, due to the volume of whisky I’ve currently got open, I’m imposed a self-imposed moratorium on myself which prevents me
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Visiting Dalmore Distillery

Last week, I made my way northwards to visit Dalmore Distillery, as part of celebrations to mark master blender Richard Paterson’s 50 years in the whisky industry. The distillery is perched on the beautifully rugged banks of the ever-changing Cromarty Firth. Previously a hub for the oil and gas industry, many rigs are now floated
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Whisky Month 2017

Having first launched it in 2013, VisitScotland seems to have lost interest in Whisky Month, which is a shame as I think it was a great way to market the country’s fantastic whisky events to an international audience. Thankfully, most of the events have survived, so be sure to get yourself along to one of
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An Evening with the Blenders 2017

The stars of Marvel’s Avengers have recently descended on Edinburgh for the filming of the Hollywood juggernaut’s latest instalment. And at the same time, ten whisky superheroes arrived at The Scotch Whisky Experience for the attraction’s annual An Evening with the Blenders event. Now in its sixth year, the event takes place off the back
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Visiting Kings County Distillery

After visiting Brooklyn Brewery on my trip to New York, I couldn’t possibly leave the Big Apple without swinging by a distillery. There are a few in New York state but an increasing number are found within the boundaries of the city itself. The oldest of which is Kings County Distillery. Now, the term “oldest”
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Dishoom Breakfast

I told you it would happen. Back when I attended the launch of Dishoom Edinburgh, I spied a breakfast menu which was just calling out to me. So, just four weeks later, I found myself invited back and was ready to be impressed. Chai Chai Chai! We were shown to a table overlooking the beautiful
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Visiting Brooklyn Brewery

At the end of March, I was lucky enough to jet off to New York for the very first time. Whilst there, I saw all the usual sights – mainly tall buildings – but being a drinks bore, I wanted to squeeze in a couple of distilleries and breweries. And when in New York, there’s
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