12 Fun Things to Do in Glasgow

People make glasgow

The past three months in Glasgow have given me a great insight into living in the city and all the fun things you can do there. The summer has been beautiful with temperatures going as high as 28°C (taps-aff weather, as they call it here), but obviously there have been various degrees of restriction due […]

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Visiting the Newly Refurbished Glenlivet Visitor Centre

The Glenlivet Distillery has spent the past 18 months renovating its visitor centre to offer guests new experiences and innovative ways to learn more about their story and the history of the Speyside area. Last week I had the opportunity to visit The Glenlivet where I could explore these new features and enjoy a few […]

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The Three Distillery Cycle on Islay

Cycling to Ardbeg

Ever dreamed of cycling along remote roads and beautiful landscapes with diverse wildlife? Islay is a wonderful island to discover by bike. The roads are reasonably flat and single-track, the places aren’t far apart and there are many beautiful locations to stop. And there’s whisky. Earlier this month we did a quick trip to the […]

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The History of Women in Spirits

Whisky woman

The spirits industry has been male-dominant for quite some time, yet it was women who used to do the hard yards of distilling and distribution in the pre-industrial era. Back in the day, it was common practice to make spirits from the comfort of your home using the ingredients at hand, and the work was […]

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The Death of Pubs? The Drinks Industry Post Pandemic

A lot has changed in the past month; most of the world has been in various degrees of lockdown, forcing many businesses to close temporarily. Some may never reopen, and for those that do, the challenge will be to see if they can survive in the ‘new normal’ of a post-COVID-19 world. So, what will […]

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Highland Park Distillery

Highland Park distillery has been in (legitimate) operation since 1798 and has always remained in the original spot where Magnus Eunson, a direct descendant of the Vikings, ran his illicit distilling production. At one point, the distillery was called High Park due to its location, overlooking Kirkwall. High enough to see the taxman’s arrival! The […]

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Brighton Gin – Supporting Greener Brighton

After my recent visit to Brighton Gin Distillery, it became clear that the brand’s philosophy is based on sustainability. They are doing their best to be environmentally conscious where possible. It doesn’t really come as a surprise considering Brighton has consistently voted Green. As Kathy once said: “We want to try and be part of […]

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Maker’s Mark Distillery – Taking Sustainability Seriously

Maker's Mark whisky barrels

As we stand at the outset of a new decade, I believe that nearly every market is going to witness a seismic change in consumer behaviour. More and more consumers will make their buying decisions based on how environmentally friendly a product is. We have already seen this in significant areas of the food market. […]

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8 Most Beautiful Distilleries in Scotland

There are 128 operating Scotch Whisky distilleries across Scotland and over 50 gin producers. Amongst them there are a few that stand out due to their historical designs, beautiful views or just modern polished looks. I have listed my favourites below. Which ones have you visited?

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