Category: in the wild

Taps aff – Finsbay, Milngavie, Scotland

‘Rainy days and Mondays always get me down’ sang the Carpenters, but I never fancied that, so I resolved long ago to make sure I met them head on and hands free. This can lead to some peculiar decisions, so this particular rainy Monday I wasn’t surprised when I found myself confronting the voluminous orange […]

Brewdog in the house

The Brewdog Boilermaker Series of whiskies?Resurrecting the hauf’n’hauf with a Brewdog chaser??Now THAT sounds like a match made in heaven. I’ve been blown away over the years by the success the Brewdog guys have had with their craft beers from a remote base in the far north east of Scotland.These days you accept amazing stuff […]

Keeping up with the Joneses

While doing some work with Public, mentoring GovTech start-ups for the GovStart programme – a great initiative from Daniel and Alex with a great team behind them – I discovered the joys of the Jones Family Kitchen in Victoria. (Though I’m sure they’d say the wonderfully renovated Eccleston yards are really part of Belgravia.) Here […]

In good company…

August’s malt of the month – The Glenlivet Founders Reserve – photographed in good company at the Pot Still in Glasgow.

Brewdog? Some mistake surely?

So, just what have Brewdog got to do with whisky? Check out this month’s In the Doghouse.

Old skool

I know there used to be some dodgy shebeens in the West End of London, but this seems over the top.

Who knew…

Turned out the Grosvenor House, London was nicely prepared for the LGC Awards.

Lynyrd Skynrd

The first time I saw Lynyrd Skynyrd live it was their first UK tour way back in the mists of the seventies. This may have been their last. First time round they rocked the Glasgow Apollo, winter of ’74 I think, and it cost me 50p for a ticket. The Apollo was a dry venue, […]

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