Tag: Scotland

Smokehead Islay Single Malt

Whisky of the week – Smokehead Islay Single Malt from Ian Macleod distillers. It may not be as explosive as its high octane cousins but this is no shrinking violet of a dram. Bottled at 43%, this amber Islay single malt scotch whisky is a bold expression of the modern distillers craft. It does what […]

In the Doghouse

In the Doghouse. Again. Still? Well, I guess that’s what happens when the mixer for your whisky is a pint of beer. So kids, please don’t try this at home. Now, beer may not be my usual mixer of choice, but Brewdog’s new Boilermaker Series of Whiskies certainly warrants my attention. Now Tuesday has often […]

Piping Live, Glasgow

Why, you may ask, is a whisky magazine, featuring a festival of piping?Well, beyond the fact that the skirl of the pipes still gets my blood up, it features whisky tasting sessions hosted by Willie MacDougall, who knows a thing or two about the golden liquid. In the cosy surrounds of the National Piping Centre […]

Scots wha hae…

These pipers know how to live right. Dropped into the Piping Centre in Glasgow for a weed dram and some gnarly pibroch.

Are they tuning up …

Are they just tuning up, or is there a song in there trying to escape? A noisy wee lunchtime dram by the Piping Centre in Glasgow enjoying Piping Live. (And just to be clear, that was just tuning up.)

Recognise this?

When was the last time you saw one of these on a bar? They used to be all the rage. The water faucet on the bar at the Pot Still, Glasgow, Scotland.

In the wild – Glenlivet Founders Reserve

August’s malt of the month – The Glenlivet Founders Reserve – photographed in the wild at the Scotia Bar, Glasgow. What a great price for a good dram!What are you watiing for?? Amazon.co.uk Widgets

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 […]

In good company…

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

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