Month: July 2018

Douglas Laing Scallywag – Chocolate Edition

I was sat in a minibus on the way to Deanston Distillery (I was at Dramboree) when low and behold a press release popped into my inbox. I read it and thought “mmm…” so I ordered a bottle for myself. Apparently this was on World Chocolate Day. It felt like Whisky Day to me… ha ha. So what did I…

The Ultimate Dramboree

The Ultimate Dramboree happened on the long weekend of July 6th – 8th 2018, this was at the Rowardennan Lodge Youth Hostel (also known as Midge Hell) at Loch Lomond. I guess I can be described as a Dramboree newbie as this was definitely going to be my last one, the first being last year…which was fun!! Soooo… yes, what…

Ibiza Baby…

…we’ll never know. Perhaps I should ask what you call a woman who decides at the last minute to travel 500 plus miles for a whisky festival? Well the answer would be Sarah. Yes that’s what I did.. and the why? That’ll be because I can be spontaneous…and spontaneity is good,  and plus I fancied a day off the sofa.…

Stoke Whisky Festival

Saturday 23rd June saw me making a break for the border… I was off home, or should I say I was off to England. Kind of the same thing really. Why was I heading there? This was for the Stoke Whisky Festival. This is run by Neil Rowley and Chris Knight, from their website “we wanted a way to give…

Isle of Arran Distillers – The Explorers Series – Brodick Bay

  First release in landscape inspired series from the Isle of Arran Distillers The award-winning Isle of Arran Distillers is launching its latest series of limited-edition whiskies, this time celebrating the unique beauty of the landscape on the island. The first of The Explorers Series pays homage to Brodick Bay, which can be found on the east coast of the…

Maverick Drinks #drinkcraft Tweet Tasting

Yee haw!! Wednesday 4th July saw a merry band of tweeters take part in the Maverick Drinks tweet tasting to celebrate Independence Day… this was going to be an epic journey in to some American Whiskies. I’ll firstly admit that when I am at festivals I tend to shy away from rye whiskey… something in me thought these wouldn’t please…

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