How to Host a Contemporary Burns Night
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.
Dalwhinnie Winters Gold
This is the 21st Day of the whisky advent calendar with this Dalwhinnie Winters Gold
Sheppys Somerset Draught Cider
Another Sheppys variant this time from my local off licence, Ellies Cellar, is this Sheppys Somerset Draught Cider.
The last bottle of Billy Connollys Whisky is donated to the Peoples Palace
The last known bottle of Nippy Sweetie, a miniature bottle of ScotchWhisky produced especially for Billy Connolly, has been donated to Glasgow Museums by leading global Whisky firm, Douglas Laing and Co.
Kraken Black Spiced Rum
As you may have seen on here I've recently been trying a lot of different spirits to broaden my knowledge and taste profile.
Thatchers Old Rascal
Another Thatchers cider this time the Thatchers Old Rascal cider picked up in the local supermarket.
This is a single malt from an unnamed distillery, so similar to the Port Askaig or Cask Islay bottlings.
Gwatkin Yarlington Mill Cider
Thanks to my good friend Andy (@andysinc41) for the pint sample of this Gwatkin Yarlington Mill Cider.
Label 5 End of Year Gift Set Released
After the success of its previous editions, leading Scotch Whisky brand LABEL 5 unveils a new design for its iconic Classic Black gift box.
Glen Grant 1954 (Gordon and MacPhail)
This dram, distilled in 1954 and bottled a whopping 51 years later in 2006, is a fine example of the Wood Makes The Whisky campaign that Gordon and MacPhail are currently promoting.
Sheppys Dabinett Single Variety Cider
Another Single Variety Cider from Sheppys, this time Dabinett, and another Dobbies purchase also.
The Glenlivet Limited Edition Founders Reserve Pack
The Glenlivet, the world’s No.1 single malt Scotch whisky, has unveiled a limited edition gifting pack, created in partnership with Master Typographer, Alan Kitching for the second year, aiming to increase on-shelf standout and drive purchase of The Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve in the run up to Christmas.
Caol Ila 25yr 1989 XOP (Douglas Laing)
Old Caol Ila as a way of celebrating the drams dramming and adding the final touch to a fabulous tasting, well yes please would always be the answer,
The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 6
This is the 19th Day of the whisky advent calendar with this The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 6, I've previously tried The Lost Distilleries Blend Batch 4 so this excites me.
Day 17 of the whisky advent calendar was this Mackmyra Brukswhisky the first time I've reviewed a dram from this Swedish distillery on the blog.
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