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Whisky and chocolate – a love affair for Valentine’s Day

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Introducing a new couple in the West End.-         Edinburgh based Wemyss Malts partners with neighbour The Chocolate and Pastry BarWemyss Malts and the Chocolate and Pastry Bar have come together to form the perfect...

Bonhams selling a Macallan Lalique in Edinburgh on Wednesday

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A bottle of Macallan 50 year-old in a crystal decanter made by French glassmaker Lalique is included in the first of two sales of whisky to take place before Christmas at Bonhams Edinburgh.This...

Wee dram warms art lovers at The Corn Exchange

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Stephen Woodcock took the decision to mothball Tobermory Distillery for two years however Mull’s only distillery has come roaring back with two whisky brands now selling well on a number of continents. And it has...

Best Whisky Bar in Scotland – it’s official!

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LATEST WHISKY BAR ACCOLADE FOR DORNOCH CASTLE HOTEL AS IT REFLECTS ON ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL DORNOCH WHISKY FESTIVAL Fresh from hosting a series of special Dornoch Whisky Festival events at the weekend, Dornoch Castle Hotel is...

Fancy a £7,500 bottle of whisky for just £99? Here is what you have...

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In celebration of its 20th anniversary, leading global retailer of fine whiskies and spirits, The Whisky Exchange, is offering one really rare bottle of Ardbeg single malt whisky, worth £7,500, for just £99 - its...

Bidding opens on whisky lots

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Bidding on a selection of lots under the theme of Maritime Malts, showcasing whiskies from top Scottish coastal distilleries, has been opened by Cask 88, an Edinburgh-based Scottish whisky broker. Patrick Costello, a director, said:...

Scottish Field whisky awards recognises the Ardgowan Expedition

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Ardgowan Distillery’s very first whisky has taken the bronze award in the over £100 category in this year’s Scottish Field Whisky Challenge.Ardgowan Expedition, an exclusive 20-year-old premium blended malt specially created by Ardgowan Chairman...

New whisky distillery planned for Edinburgh

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ISG will deliver Edinburgh’s first single malt whisky distillery for 90 years at a site close to the Scottish Parliament.The £5.8m scheme will see a 12,379 sq ft distillery and visitor centre created from...

Bramble’s bartenders off to Taiwan

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One of Edinburgh’s cocktail bars, Bramble, will take part in a unique international exchange as part of Naked Grouse’s LiBARating swap next week. From 4-7 September, two Edinburgh-based bartenders will embark upon a once in a lifetime...

Letter from Scotland

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We were all caught by surprise this week when the travel guide Lonely Planet named the city of Dundee as one of the top ten places to visit in 2018.  What,  Dundee a tourist...

The spirit of Father’s Day

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Put some spirit into gift guying for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17, with a special whisky, according to William Grant who claim to have a unique whisky for every taste.A gift for a...

New Fusion Whisky honours forgotten princess

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A new blend of Dutch and Scotch whisky called The Winter Queen honours the legacy of Elizabeth Stuart, eldest daughter of James VI and I and Queen Anne of Denmark.The new Winter Queen, a...

Bow Bar is Scotland’s Pub of the Year

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Edinburgh's Bow Bar has been named Scotland's Pub of the Year at the AA Hospitality Awards.It is the AA’s ultimate accolade for pubs in the UK and winners stand out as excellent all-round pubs...

Summer Solstice Whisky Festival comes to Edinburgh this weekend!

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In association with the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Whisky Lounge is bringing something exciting and different to Edinburgh.On the Solstice weekend there will be a spectacular live concert and evening of whisky tasting and...

OX184 – Cowgate’s new craft beer bar and grill

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Already a big fan of Holyrood 9A and The Southern to name a few of their independent Scottish bars, I was excited to hear Fuller Thomson had opened a new venue in the Cowgate....

REVIEW – The Scotsman Hotel – An Introduction to Whisky

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I got an e-mail from my editor asking how much whisky I could drink? Now was this a challenge because I could tell about the night my father-in-law drank a bottle of…no I’m sure...

Edinburgh auction of rare whisky with Second World War connections

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VERY RARE SPRINGBANK BOTTLE COMMEMORATING WAR HEROES AT BONHAMS WHISKY SALEA very rare bottle of Springbank, 1993, privately bottled in 2012 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Special Boat Service’s contribution to Operation...

Mercat Bar running a new whisky tasting tour this August

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Got Guests this August? Why Not Treat Them (or Yourself) to the Mercat’s New Whisky Tasting TourIsn’t it funny how you become very popular with friends and family during August, which just happens to...

Bonhams have rare whiskies on sale this August

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RARE WHISKIES AT BONHAMS ANNUAL SCOTTISH SALE IN EDINBURGHBonhams Annual Scottish sale on 20 August 2013 boasts some rare and unusual whiskies this year.One of only 379 bottles, The Macallan 1961 comes in a...

Ardbeg Reserve sells for £27,000 for St Columba’s

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The St Columba’s Hospice Live Life Ball, held at the newly refurbished Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, raised a record £400,000 on Saturday evening. The one-off bottle of St Columba’s ‘AOIBHINN’ Ardbeg Reserve, in a...

Whisky on the Fringe

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For the first time, The Scotch Whisky Experience has joined the line-up of the Edinburgh Fringe, hosting a one-off series of events that offer festival-goers the opportunity to broaden their horizons in a more...

Bonhams achieve record for whisky sale

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The highest price ever paid for a bottle of The Macallan 50 year old, distilled in 1928 and bottled in 1983, was achieved when it sold for £17,500 at Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh today.Estimated at...

Bonhams Edinburgh smash the Whisky World Record

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 £46, 850 PAID FOR BOTTLE CELEBRATING THE 110 YEARS OF LIFE OF SCOTLAND’S OLDEST INHABITANT A rare and exclusive bottle of 55 Year Old Glenfiddich commemorating and celebrating the 110th birthday of Janet Sheed Roberts,...

Whisky auction for Japan in Edinburgh – tonight!

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The sale of a £13,000 bottle of Gordon & MacPhail Generations Glenlivet 70 Years Old, launched earlier this month, is to be auctioned at a special evening at Bonhams tonight in aid...

70 year old malt launched at Edinburgh Castle

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An extremely rare and valuable malt is the jewel in the crown of a collection of exclusive malt whiskies revealed on Tuesday 8 March at Edinburgh Castle, by Gordon & MacPhail. We were invited...

Edinburgh Whisky company announces improved results

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Edinburgh based Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd, owners of Glengoyne Distillery and one of the largest independent family-owned companies in the UK spirits industry, has announced improved financial results for the eighth consecutive year.Financial highlights...

Whisky, whisky all around and not a drop to drink…

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Topping up at the petrol pump is about to take an intriguing twist as cars are set to be fuelled with a new super biofuel, made from whisky by-products.Edinburgh Napier University has...

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