Every year, Scots throughout the world set aside January 25th for celebrating the life and work of our national poet, Robert Burns. The man’s influence extends far beyond the borders of this little corner of Northern Europe – where would the literary tradition be without “the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men”, or indeed [...]
Scotland – and it’s likely that I’m not the first person to notice – has a long history of distilling. The obvious product of that history is whisky – single malt or blended – but like any country with that kind of tradition, it’s not uncommon for producers to branch out into other spirits. Up [...]
Ever wonder what your favourite drinks look like under a microscope? Wonder no more. Scotland’s difficult relationship with alcohol. Two interesting notes from Robert Simonson – Bombay Sapphire extend their range for 2010/11; the number of kosher single malts is up by two – to two. Great post from American Drink on where the bartender [...]
In which the Company wonders who did have their 46 bottles of vodka last year.
In which the Company will not go gently into that good night, and instead, rages, rages against the dying of light. And makes jokes at Tony Stark’s expense.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ILndvRyPPQ] There are many noble Scottish traditions – St Andrews Day, the Edinburgh Festival, for example, and it’s important not to forget drinking. Whether it’s three litres of cheap cider in a supermarket carpark or an expensive single malt in an upmarket bar, we’re much better at it north of the border. But the current [...]