Tips for Pairing Whisky with Food

Who doesn’t love a good food and drink pairing? I’ve spent enough time in Italy to have adapted their ‘no alcohol without food’ policy. I love a good snack to go with whatever I’m drinking, whether it is simply salted nuts and olives or something fancier like a smoked salmon blini. I’m also always interested […]

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Tasty Scotch Cocktails with Remarkable Malts

I have teamed up with Douglas Laing to create a selection of scotch cocktails for you to enjoy during the festive season (or any season really…). For these recipes, I have used three expressions from their Remarkable Regional Malts range: Scallywag, Timorous Beastie and Big Peat. These are a marriage of Single Cask Single Malts […]

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Outturn Release + Membership Discount!

During the festive season the SMWS is releasing a new cask collection each week. That’s a lot of whisky! You are able to view all the releases in advance to make it easier to choose those special Christmas gifts for family and friends… or for yourself. Why not? Everyone deserves a little extravagance from time […]

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12 Smoke-Fuelled Bottles for Winter

smoky talisker bottle

These smoky bottles will offer warming spices, chilli kicks and memories of bonfire that will definitely keep you nice and toasty. Also, if you aren’t able to celebrate Bonfire Night (5th Nov) but wish to experience the smoke and fire flavours at home, these bottlings are for you! I have selected a range of spirits […]

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Different Types of Whisky Explained

This quick overview will help you navigate through the wide array of whiskies worldwide. There are differences between the core ingredients, production methods and ageing requirements, which all contribute to their unique flavours. You may have noticed that there are two spellings for whisky. Whiskey is preferred by Irish and Americans, whisky is used in Scotland, Canada, Japan […]

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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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Visiting the Isle of Raasay Distillery

Isle of Raasay whisky

What if you could stay on an island right next to a distillery overlooking the magical Isle of Skye? Now you can literally do just that, but is the reality as good as the idea? I had to go and investigate. The wonderful Isle of Raasay lies off the west coast of Scotland in the […]

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