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The beautiful and flexible Haggis

The beautiful and flexible Haggis THE FANTASTIC HAGGIS NEEPS & TATTIES a true Scottish extravaganza on a plate. I am an expert, having eaten maybe a half ton in my life (guessing here), with more to follow. One of my favourites is Simon Howie haggis  made from traditional recipe by award winning chefs and butchers. Their original 454g Haggis [...]

January 22nd, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Monday Morning Blues – definitely NOT!

Monday Morning Blues - Definitely NOT! Well how could it be? Monday morning we headed along to Edradour Distillery, aiming for a private 10am tour, we arrived at 9.35! As we fell out of the car and stood aboot the car park, I noticed Annette and Andrew wandering out of the house and heading [...]

January 21st, 2019|Whisky Tours|

When Quality rather than Quantity counts

When quality rather than quantity counts Both Liz and I love a decent dram, but when one comes along that far outshines what you have had before, you remember it.  Where were you when JFK was shot?  Which was, by the way November 22, 1963, the same year as Celtic won the European Cup, [...]

January 14th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Bonjour l’eau de la vie – Hello water of life

Bonjour l'eau de la vie - hello water of life The French devour more whisky per head than any other nation. The average consumption by an adult in France is 2.15 litres per year, according to the Euromonitor research agency. France produced it's first whisky in 1987 at the Warenghem Distillery in Brittany, a [...]

January 11th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

WHISKY – my favourite drink!

Havin a chat aboot my favourite drink … Half dozing off at the King James (Christies pub in Perth) these points came up when doing my best to get some whisky virgins to commence their long career with the water of life. When you drink whisky, why do you only fill up a little [...]

January 7th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Monkey takes top spot from the man!

Monkey takes top spot from Man It’s true, the monkey is on top.  Monkey Shoulder has topped Johnnie Walker as the best-selling Scotch whisky among the world’s top bars. According to the 2019 Brands Report, compiled by industry magazine Drinks International, bartenders named Monkey Shoulder the best-selling and trendiest Scotch whisky. Johnnie Walker came [...]

January 5th, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Oban – a pre Christmas jaunt

Oban pre Christmas jaunt Aye, I wandered along to Oban for a pre-Christmas hangout. Staying two nights, the first after a journey fae Perth, so not much happening, apart from the fantastic scenery. I headed out for food and drink – Coast restaurant was my selection tonight, I have been before and enjoyed it. The [...]

January 3rd, 2019|Whisky Tours|

Arty Farty Whisky Party – a personal view!

Arty farty whisky party … a personal view Is it whisky or is it art? How many times have I asked this question? The recent glut of fancy pants marketing and packaging of whisky is getting out of hand. With these mega priced releases, can they not be sold just as the bottle, with [...]

December 28th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

Whisky Investment

Investing in whisky; the good, the bad, the ugly. Like us, have you ever thought of getting a piece of the whisky action? We have had a go, it is bloody hard to get right, much of what we did was luck, or being in the right place at the right time. We have [...]

December 20th, 2018|Whisky Tours|

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild & Irish whiskey tour

Kilkenny Whiskey Guild & Irish whiskey tour So what is it? The Kilkenny Whiskey Guild is a collection of 10 whiskey haunts throughout Ireland’s Medieval capital. Each one will stock a minimum of 60 Irish Whiskeys and will assist in the customer’s experience through knowledgeable staff, tasting flights, food pairings and mixology. Regular whiskey [...]

December 14th, 2018|Whisky Tours|