Event

Edinburgh attraction to launch its own whisky

2017-04-20

To celebrate Whisky month, The Real Mary King’s Close will be launching ‘Cask Is King’, an exciting new experience for the budding whisky connoisseur. Following the 2016 sell out ‘The Perfect Blend’ tour, every Thursday evening this May a limited number of guests will be guided through the dark streets of Mary King’s Close where they will enjoy a dram with a difference. Combining Scotland’s …

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Don’t Freak Out, You Can Still Attend Spirit of Speyside

2017-04-11

Ever fancied learning how to create your own signature whisky cocktails? How about experiencing a traditional Scottish ceilidh with a dram in hand? Or perhaps you want to learn to blend whisky like a pro? Whatever whisky-themed activity tickles your tastebuds, you can do it all – and a whole lot more – at the world-renowned Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival when it kicks off …

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In Pictures: La Maison by LMDW

2017-04-11

So you’re probably already familiar with LMDW‘s Whisky Live Paris, every year in September. But did you know that apart from this huge malted festival, the famous French spirits distributor was also organising a smaller event in Spring (only reserved to professionals though)? This year, it was called “La Maison by LMDW” and happened to be in Toulouse – such a great surprise to see …

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In Pictures: Scotland VS Wales Whisky Tasting

2017-02-27

I sometimes tend to complain a lot on the lack of whisky-themed events here in Southwestern France, but it seems like someone heard my prayers lately as many new events are currently taking shape (huge thumbs up to La Maison Du Whisky for that)! Last weekend, I was invited over in the picturesque setting of the Château de Camille (around 1h drive away from Toulouse …

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Top Tips To Rock Your Burns Night Dinner

2017-01-20

With Christmas a distant memory and spring a long way away, the end of January isn’t a traditionally cheerful time unless you follow Scottish tradition and throw a party to rival Hogmanay on the 25th. Burns Night is a celebration of the great Robert Burns, national hero and Scotland’s most beloved poet, and a great excuse to shake off the winter blues. Surprising your guests …

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Old & Rare Whisky Show: 10 Drams To Look Forward To!

2017-01-12

You may already be familiar with The Whisky Exchange’s famous Whisky Show organised every year in September in London, but did you know that 2017 will see the first ever edition of the “Old & Rare Whisky Show“, held in Glasgow 18-19 February? Yeap, you guessed it, I couldn’t do without booking my flights when I heard the news! This special whisky event will – …

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The Spirit Show: 3 Gins You Need To Try

2016-12-21

As I was attending the first edition of The Spirit Show London earlier this month, I intentionally chose to focus on “other spirits” rather than running my usual whisky marathon. Even though I still regret not having enough time to have a closer look at each and every exhibitor showcasing their spirited work that day, here are 3 gins that really stood out for me! Bishop’s …

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Tales of The Cocktail is coming to Edinburgh in 2017

2016-12-12

Tales of the Cocktail on Tour heads to the Scottish capital for its first foray out of The Americas Tales of the Cocktail on Tour is to reveal the programme for its much anticipated visit to Edinburgh in April.  The four-day extravaganza will see leading hospitality professionals from all over the world head to Scotland’s capital for a series of events designed to educate, illuminate …

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INSTAsummary: An inside look into The Spirit Show London

2016-12-12

You probably already noticed if you follow my spirited adventures on social media (you don’t? You’re missing out 😮 Kidding… But still, there are some pretty cool Xmas giveaways on my Twitter & Facebook pages at the moment, you should probably have a look #JustSaying #SelfPromoFTW) – last Friday, I was attending the first ever edition of new London boozy event The Spirit Show. I’ll be back …

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