September 2016

Closed Distilleries For Dummies


Ok, here it is. I recently received a message on Twitter litterally asking me “WTF with closed distilleries?!” – while this isn’t the kind of message I would usually pay attention to (just as a reminder, I am still a human being and do appreciate a small “hi there” or “cheers” 😉 ), it just reminded me that some of you around here may not …

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Dream Dram: The Glover 22 (a Scotch & Japanese Whisky fusion)


The Glover is a stunning blended malt made up of rare Japanese and Scottish whiskies. Named after the ‘Scottish Samurai’ Thomas Blake Glover, the first foreigner to receive the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese Emperor, it’s a celebration of the two countries’ relationship. The man responsible for blending this extraordinary whisky, alongside Charles MacLean, is Adelphi Managing Director Alex Bruce whose own …

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Spirit of Speyside Distilled: “one region under one roof”


You may have been living in some sort of cave or remote desert island with no WiFi connection if you didn’t know I was attending the first ever edition of Spirit of Speyside Distilled last weekend in Elgin (it’s not like I had been quiet about it… See here & here – you really have no excuse!). And now that I’m back in Edinburgh, I …

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Your Ultimate Bristol Boozy City Guide


You may remember I spent a few days in Bristol last month to discover the city’s buzzing food & drink scene (my InstaSummary here) and while 2 days are definitely not enough to make the most out of Bristol and discover all its yummy secrets, I still completed quite an impressive urban foodie marathon. And I’m finally disclosing the results of this #BristolTakeover! Beer Emporium …

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In Pictures: A Whisky Journey Around Speyside


While attending the first edition of Spirit of Speyside Distilled last weekend in Elgin, I couldn’t resist embarking on another Speyside whisky-themed journey, stopping for some malted visits at Strathisla (THE most picturesque/iconic Pagoda-styled Scottish distillery to me), Cardhu and Aberlour that day, but also enjoying some time off the festival around the mythic River Spey & Elgin Cathedral. And once again, Speyside won me …

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Malted Shopping Guide #5: The Bon Vivant’s Companion


Another episode of my Malted Shopping Guide today, bringing you to one of Edinburgh’s boozy hidden gems, far from your usual whisky-for-tourists Royal Mile store, The Bon Vivant’s Companion is definitely a must-visit – especially for the aspiring bartenders (in need of some uncommon bitters or weird spirits for your cocktail experiments? This store may turn into heaven!). The Bon Vivant’s Companion opened its doors …

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An inside look into the Glenkinchie Distillery


While you can find many ways to quench your thirst for whisky discovery experiences in Edinburgh (you’re actually spoilt for choice here between the SMWS venues, the Scotch Whisky Experience and all the great bars & shops hosting all sorts of malted events throughout the year), there’s still no actual distillery to visit. However, if you really need your Pot Still shot, Glenkinchie Distillery is …

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Weekly Review: Old Pulteney Clipper Commemorative Edition


On the 25th of August, Old Pulteney launched its special #OldPulteneyTBT operation, honouring incredible sailing achievements in the brand’s history. Today, I’m having a look at the Clipper Commorative limited edition! The Old Pulteney was one of a fleet of 12 super yachts which departed London on Sunday 1st September 2013 on a year-long voyage around the world, stopping in the northern French port of Brest before …

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