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Shaken and stirred: getting hands-on at a whisky cocktail masterclass

by May 29, 2014

Before I knew it, it was my turn to step up and take my place behind the bar. Butterflies start...

Tales and cocktails: get more than you bargained for at whisky bars and pubs

by May 28, 2014

Until recently, I’d never really tried Scotch whisky in any form other than a dram of the finest single malt...

#AskWhisky Q&A with expert Charles Maclean – Part Two

by May 12, 2014

So, you had your first taster of the #AskWhisky Q&A on Friday afternoon with whisky expert Charles Maclean. We’re back today to...

#AskWhisky Q&A with expert Charles Maclean – Part One

by May 9, 2014

Given his thirty years experience in the industry, there’s few things whisky-related that make it past Charles Maclean unnoticed. A...

The whisky festival experience

by May 9, 2014

What a great way to visit Scotland. A whisky festival has it all – amazing countryside, fascinating people, fabulous food...

Whisky and food can make a dram fine match

by May 5, 2014

Relaxing in front of a roaring coal fire, sharing a celebratory toast with friends or taking in the surroundings of...

Golf’s tea-time treats

by April 29, 2014

As increasing hours of daylight allow for much longer days, golfers can fit even more play on Scotland’s golf courses...

Egg-ceedingly good chocolate

by April 7, 2014

Chocolate is a serious business in my household – the richer the better, so this Easter I’m on the hunt...

The science of food and drink

by March 21, 2014

Edinburgh is a paradise for lovers of food and drink, and this April the Edinburgh International Science Festival (5 – 20...

Cook like a celebrity: great pancake recipes from your favourite Scottish chefs

by February 27, 2014

What do you get when you mix pancakes, Scottish produce and recipes from some of the country’s finest celebrity chefs? An extravaganza...

Haggis myths and legends

by January 13, 2014

  If you’ve put haggis hunting on your must-do list when visiting Scotland then I hate to be the one...

Perfect your haggis

by January 11, 2014

With haggis season almost upon us and Burns Night events around the world lurking on the horizon, we’ve rounded up...

Marco Pierre White to open new restaurant in Dumfries

by November 25, 2013

  It’s home to Scotland’s only designated Food Town, boasts a range of fantastic markets, and now Dumfries & Galloway...

St Andrews Food Festival opens 2nd November

by October 31, 2013

It’s The Home of Golf and site of one of the world’s best universities, but for me the jewel in...

Edinburgh counts down to Christmas

by October 28, 2013

Having recently been voted one of the best cities in the world in which to enjoy a winter break by...

Discover the tastiest food and drink in Angus

by September 4, 2013

Discover the best local produce on offer at the Taste of Angus Festival – get top tips from a range...

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