Top Edinburgh Festival Pop-up Bars 2016

The Edinburgh festivals are almost upon us, when world’s biggest arts festival sets up shop in the city I’m lucky enough to call home.  As well as having over 3,000 shows to pick from, the festivals also mean the city is awash with a whole range of pop-up bars and drinking holes.  And here’s your
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Five Boozy Treats for Father’s Day

Father’s Day and whisky are a match made in heaven, with a bottle of Scotch whisky often saving the blushes of sons and daughters across the country.  This year though, why not take things a step further and spoil your dad with one of these whisky treats: Morning Masterclass @ The Scotch Whisky Experience Now
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#MyChivasBlend

Usually at this time of the week, I’d recommend a new whisky which I’ve recently tried or been sent.  However, this week, I want to tell you about the time I got to make MY OWN WHISKY! On Wednesday evening, I headed along to Edinburgh’s Tigerlilly Bar for a blending session with Chivas.  My blending
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Cannonball Bar, Edinburgh

Last Tuesday night saw the launch of Edinburgh’s newest whisky bar – Cannonball Bar.  Located right at the top of the city’s famous Royal Mile, the venture is a new collaboration between lowland whisky, Glengoyne, and long-established Edinburgh restaurateurs, Victor and Carina Contini. Cannonball House is one of Edinburgh’s oldest recorded buildings, with the name
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North Hop Edinburgh Preview

After two successful years in its Highland home of Inverness, North Hop Festival is marching southwards in 2016, hitting Edinburgh this March. The festival’s tour of Scotland kicks off kicks off on Saturday 5 March 2016 at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, promising to bring together an eclectic mix of independent craft brewers, pop-up bars, street food
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Burns’ Night in Edinburgh 2016

No matter where you stand on Robert Burns and his work (I find it all a bit twee), Burns’ Night is a great excuse to get together with a few friends and raise a glass in celebrations of Scotland.  If you don’t fancy the dishes which might come with having a Burns’ Night celebration at
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Summerhall FestivALE 2015

Last November, Summerhall’s FestivALE event was great fun, bringing together some of Scotland’s best breweries in the quirky surrounding of the former college’s Dissection Room.  Unlike some beer festivals which I’ve been to (and I’m naming no names), it offered the chance to sample a whole range of great beers at very little cost.  So,
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Foodies Festival Christmas

Usually a fixture of the summer events calendar, Foodies Festival returned to Edinburgh last weekend with a three day festive extravaganza.  Over 150 producers descended on the EICC to ably assist with our collective over consumption during the festive period, with a whole range of tempting treats on show.  Alongside the usual Christmas produce, a
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Blackfriars Restaurant & Bar

Located on the cobbled streets just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, Blackfriars Restaurant & Bar is one of those places you want to try for a while, but never quite get round to visiting.  But a couple of weeks ago, the stars aligned (i.e. a couple of pals were in town to celebrate their respective birthday’s),
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