Confessions of a Whisky Blogger

Warning: Today’s blog is slightly self-indulgent…but aren’t most of them. Enjoy! I’ve been writing this blog for around two and a half years now, and it’s been a great adventure thus far. After years of simply boring friends and family with my whisky knowledge and rants, I was finally able to share my passion with
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Oban Gin – The Full Story

These blogs originally appeared over the course of a week between Monday 20 and Friday 24 February 2017. However, for those who want to read the story of Oban Gin all in one go, I’ve brought the whole thing together in a Guardian-style long read. Just an initial warming – the whole article runs close
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Dishoom Edinburgh

Dishoom has been creating plenty of buzz since it arrived on St Andrew Square last November. The brand – which calls a beautiful 1920s-era Grade-A listed building its home – made Edinburgh its first stop outside of London and its been well worth the trip up the East Coast mainline. On its official opening night,
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Indian Whisky: An Introduction

India. Loves. Whisky. Simple as that.  The country’s biggest brand, Officer’s Choice, sold an astounding 400 million bottles in 2015. This must be great for Scotland and the Scotch whisky industry? Well, not quite, as the world of Indian whisky is a bit of a labyrinth. The Technicalities In India, the guidelines for what constitutes
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Alternative Burns Night in Edinburgh

Burns Night is a great time to sit down with friends and family, and enjoy Scotland’s national food and drink. Thankfully, listening to Burns’ poetry isn’t mandatory and can you always nip to the toilet whilst someone is droning on in some oft forgotten language. But what if you fancy doing something a wee bit
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