Tales of the Cocktail on Tour

Edinburgh is fast gaining a reputation has one of the UK’s cocktail hotspots, with a fantastic range of bars, including Bon Vivant, The Devil’s Advocate, Panda & Sons and Bramble, which was recently ranked number 32 in a list of the world’s top 50 cocktail bars. And the rest of the world will have the
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Boozy Events in 2017

The number of boozy events in Scotland seems to grow and grow each year, so here’s a round-up of the events you’ll want to be attending in 2017: The National Whisky Festival of Scotland – 28 January, Glasgow The year kicks off with Scotland’s newest whisky festival. Taking place as part of Celtic Connections, the
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Whisky Cocktails to celebrate Christmas

Throughout the year, I’ve been sent loads of recipes for whisky cocktails. And as much as I would like to feature them, I simple don’t have the space or time. However, Christmas is a time when I’m more likely buy a load of ingredients and break out my cocktail shaker, so below you’ll find some
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Buying Whisky @ Christmas

The Christmas shopping season is in full swing and many for you will be searching for that perfect bottle of whisky to give to a love one.  However, buying whisky can sometimes be a strange and mysterious world, so here’s my top five tips for purchasing a bottle of Scotland’s national drink this Christmas. Do
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The Refinery & Dishoom

For a number of years, the southern side of Edinburgh’s grand St Andrew Square felt extremely neglected, with a many of its buildings either lying empty or virtually starting to crumble. However, after a couple of years of (often controversial) construction work, the area is springing back to life and brings with it two new
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Ginvent – 24 Days of Gin

For many (including me) the festive season is about eating, drinking and by VERY MERRY. And I’ll be starting my festive drinking very early this year thanks to the team at the Gin Foundry, who have kindly sent me one of their famous Ginvent Calendars. The Box Created by brothers Olivier and Emile, each box
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Gordon & MacPhail – An Introduction

From a humble grocer first opened on the streets of Elgin in 1895, Gordon & MacPhail has grown to become one of the most respected whisky companies in Scotland.  Starting out as independent bottlers, the company is now one of the country’s top spirits distributors, as well as turning its hand to actual distilling just
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Epicurean @ The G&V Hotel

Last Thursday saw the launch of a stylish new bar in the heart of Edinburgh’s G&V Hotel – Epicurean.  Located on the ground floor of the landmark hotel, Epicurean has breathed life into what used to be a slightly awkward space for the hotel – to be honest, it was never high on my list
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Norn, Edinburgh

Living in Edinburgh, the number of new restaurants which open in the city can often be overwhelming –I’ve a list of restaurants the length of my arm to try.  But there was something special about Norn which meant that, just four weeks later, I was sitting in the new restaurant and ready to be impressed.
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