Whisky Recommendations for Beginners

iittala whisky glass

When you are new to whisky, it can be a minefield to choose ones suitable for a beginner’s palate. There’s always the fear of not liking something and ruining the whole experience at the first few yards. You want something easy sipping, nothing overly complex, but with still enough oomph to make you want to […]

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Ardbeg 2005 by The Whisky Cellar

Ardbeg 2005

I have teamed up with The Whisky Cellar to give away a bottle of their latest (very) limited edition single malt. The Whisky Cellar is a new Edinburgh-based independent bottler and their Private Cellars Selection is fully based on quality scoring rather than price point, age, colour or distillery name. They source unique casks from […]

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Food and Drink Pairing Ideas

This year we are celebrating Christmas and NYE in a very different way to what we are used to. In many places house guests aren’t recommended or they are limited to very few. Restaurants and bars may remain closed or with restricted timetables and seating, so we have no choice but to create our own […]

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Christmas Gifts for Drinkers 2020

xmas gift

Due to many restrictions and shop closures, it looks like this year we are doing all the Christmas shopping online. I’ve researched the best boozy Christmas gifts one could ever wish for. The only thing you need to do is click the links and place the orders. Christmas made easy! You’re welcome! Subscriptions and memberships […]

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How to Taste Whisky

I truly enjoy a good whisky tasting. Whether it is at a distillery after a tour or at a bar, the experience is always both fun and educational. I tend to discover new flavours and brands to broaden my whisky knowledge. Unfortunately, this year we are all struggling to even get to a bar, never […]

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Sipping Whisky in Glasgow – Visit to the SMWS’s Latest Member’s Lounge

Cleopatra’s bath time, Cerealism, Delicate masculinity, Drink me you swine!, Thatcher’s tea break, Umami heaven, Sassy lassie in a leather skirt… Like the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s many bottles, we are all unique and different, but united by our interest in whisky. I paid a visit to the SMWS’s latest members-only venue in Glasgow to […]

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The First Whisky Launch by Waterford Distillery

Waterford Distillery whisky

You may have heard about Waterford Distillery. An Irish whisky distillery where they believe in the unique taste of terroir – how the type of barley, the specific soil and location where it grows can enhance the flavour of any spirit. Of course, they have created a lot of controversy over their approach to making […]

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The Pubs – First In, Last Out

Recently, I wrote about the future of pubs and how they may or may not survive post pandemic. It generated a spirited debate (no pun intended) and although there has been little clarity since the article, I wanted to provide an update based on much of the feedback I received. One thing to remember throughout […]

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6 Whisky Cocktail Recipes to Make at Home

whisky cocktail

Today is International Whisk(e)y Day so I thought I’d share some easy whisky cocktail recipes you can make at home even during the lockdown. These don’t need too many ingredients and are quick to mix.

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