World’s Most Prestigious Cocktail Festival Announces Programme For Its Edinburgh Debut

Tales of the Cocktail® on Tour heads to capital for its first foray out of The Americas. WHAT: Tales of the Cocktail on Tour is to reveal the programme for its much anticipated visit to Edinburgh in April. The four-day extravaganza will see leading hospitality professionals from all over the world head to Scotland’s capitalContinue reading “World’s Most Prestigious Cocktail Festival Announces Programme For Its Edinburgh Debut”

National Calvados Week Returns For 2016

The Père Magloire National Calvados Week, in association with UK creator Emporia Brands, returns Monday 17th October 2016 until the Sunday 23rd October 2016, taking place bars and retailers across the UK, including London, Birmingham, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh. For some, Normandy’s lush green pastures reach their ultimate expression in the region’s famed cheeses andContinue reading “National Calvados Week Returns For 2016”


8O8 whisky hasn’t got your traditional background story, but an intriguing one none-the-less. Who would have thought i’d be mentioning DJ TommyD in a feature on whisky? But then again, sometimes the best spirits just need passion of creation to be behind the reasoning of their existence. DJ’s are creative people, needing to be on the pulse ofContinue reading “8O8”

Disaronno Set To Raise Rooftops Again This Summer

Disaronno, the UK’s number one non-cream liqueur, has announced the return of its Disaronno Terrace series. Following a hugely successful launch in the UK last year, the 2015 campaign will kick off at London’s rooftop bar, Golden Bee, on Wednesday 24th June. The music based events launch in the capital before touring the cultural hotspotsContinue reading “Disaronno Set To Raise Rooftops Again This Summer”

Drambuie Presents: The Unique Drambuie Summer Hut At Underbelly

Throughout August, Drambuie will open the ’Drambuie Summer Hut’ in the heart of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Guests will be able to enjoy a range of Drambuie cocktails including the deliciously refined Mackinnon Punch, the extraordinary Scottish Sangria, the novel Dram-brew-ie, and of course the refreshing (and ever popular) Drambuie & Ginger Beer. The bar isContinue reading “Drambuie Presents: The Unique Drambuie Summer Hut At Underbelly”

New Look For Darnley’s View Gin

Award-winning boutique craft gin Darnley’s View now has an elegant new label to match its Spiced Gin stable-mate. Darnley’s View gin is from Edinburgh based Wemyss Malts. It first came on the scene in 2010 and can now be found in over 20 countries across the gin drinking world. The main botanicals in this ginContinue reading “New Look For Darnley’s View Gin”

Whisky Club Teams Up With Renowned Mixologist To Reinvent Classic Whisky Cocktails

As part of Clans & Drams, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s month-long activities during Whisky Month in May, the Society has joined forces with one of Edinburgh’s leading mixologists, Stuart McCluskey of The Bon Vivant and The Devil’s Advocate fame, for a night of innovative hands-on cocktail making on Friday 2nd May. The Society isContinue reading “Whisky Club Teams Up With Renowned Mixologist To Reinvent Classic Whisky Cocktails”


Over the past two years, I’ve been enjoying two rather nice drams from Ballantine’s. The Christmas reserve blew me away back in 2012, and I hailed it as one of the best drams that I have experienced. One year later, I’ve been sent the latest expression in the Christmas Reserve portfolio, but as I conductedContinue reading “Ballantine’s”

Drambuie and Filmhouse Renew Extraordinary Cinema Partnership

First season in November to showcase the work of Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson Drambuie and Filmhouse Edinburgh have announced the renewal of their extraordinary cinema partnership to bring another series of special film seasons to cinema audiences over the next twelve months. To kick-start the first season of the renewed partnership, Filmhouse and Drambuie presentContinue reading “Drambuie and Filmhouse Renew Extraordinary Cinema Partnership”

Angostura and Edinburgh Review

I’ve been lucky enough to travel around the UK to visit various cities as brands host themed evenings, master classes or even visits to distilleries themselves. But one event that I’ve been looking forward involved me travelling to a city that I’ve only been to as a child, so this counts as a relatively newContinue reading “Angostura and Edinburgh Review”