Turning Strangers Into Friends With Jameson
As a whisky blogger every now and again I'm lucky enough to be invited to the occasional Press Trip which generally up until very recently a lot of them I've had to say thanks but no thanks to due to work shifts and the notice given, however when I was invited recently to spend St Patricks Day in Dublin with Jameson's Irish Whiskey it fell at just the right time and I was able to attend in the week between changing jobs.

Morning Masterclass at The Scotch Whisky Experience
Back in December I was lucky enough to be invited to attend an Enlightening Experience with The Scotch Whisky Experience and really enjoyed the experience so when I was invited back to attend a Morning Masterclass i really couldn't say no.

Something To Lift The Spirits
The Queens Arms Bar in Edinburgh is set to host an exciting affair, the Craft Distillers’ Event, on Thursday 28th January 2016 from 7pm.

An Enlightening Experience
I've known about the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh, located right outside the Castle Esplanade, for a good number of years now, and in fact I even signed up for Ambassador Membership at an event many years ago.

Wemyss Malts host 10th Anniversary Tasting
Join award-winning independent bottler, Wemyss Malts, for a liquid journey through their archives as they celebrate 10 years in the whisky industry. Founder and owner William Wemyss has delved into their collection of blended malt and single cask bottlings to select a range of drams that take you from 2005 when Wemyss Malts first began, to the present day.

SMWS Feel Good Moments Big November Outturn
Every November The Scotch Malt Whisky Society release a Big Outturn just in time to pick up Christmas Presents and with usually around 40 different expressions, many at great value for money present prices, it's the ideal time to pick up a bottle or two.

IHD Masterclass
So a few weeks back I was invited to take part in the #IHDmasterclass but unfortunately I missed due to having to chauffeur my wife after her train was cancelled due to an accident on the line.

Ben Checks Out The Special Releases
Every year about this time, Diageo release 10 or so whiskies as a Special Release. This started life as the much loved Rare Malts range, a rather epic set of great single malts released that would have otherwise have been blended away into stuff.

Buffalo Trace Masterclass with Drew Mayville
On Saturday, 10th October, I was lucky to attend a Buffalo Trace tasting in Edinburgh with master blender Drew Mayville which not only went through the white dog and standard Buffalo Trace bottlings but also some of the Antique Collection.

The Arran Malt & Music Festival 2015
This June, the Arran Malt & Music Festival will return to the Isle of Arran Distillery in Lochranza for a weekend of music, food and whisky.

SMWS Ultimate 2014 Highlights
The last year, 2014, was a great year for me with The Scotch Malt Whisky Society as i reviewed 100 of their drams and got to taste some exceptional whiskies.

The Douglas Laing Tasting Room (Dec 2014)
I've now been to the Douglas Laing tasting room a few times now and each and every time I'm there i'm amazed by the hospitality and warm welcome shown.

An SMWS Night With No Scotch
A wee invite from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society and both Neil (@neilmackinnon1) and I joined a select group for an intimate tasting of some of the Japanese drams from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society's

The Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour
I had the pleasure of attending the Kilchoman Land Rover UK Tour at Royal Mile Whiskies in Edinburgh last night with a few friends and trying some fabulous Kilchoman whiskies.

The Douglas Laing Tasting Room
Back in April 2014 Neil (@neilmackinnon1) and I were invited to pay a wee visit to Douglas Laing HQ in Glasgow.

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