What better way to celebrate a cold winter's day out than by warming up with some traditional Scottish tipples?
If you thought that gin was solely a summer drink, think again. This quirky and adventurous spirit might just be the perfect alternative winter tipple to mulled wine, and you can even make your own!
Strathearn Distillery in Perthshire and Edinburgh Gin Distillery offer you a chance not only to learn about what ingredients are required and how the process works, but also to develop your own unique blend of gin with the help of their in-house distillers. And the best part? You can take the gin you've made home with you! Now we're talking...
Why not put a winter twist on your Scottish gin next time you have it at home and have it warm? If you've not tried it yet, a heated G&T is an adorable drink: lightly spiced, aromatic and with a splash of warmth - it's simply scrumptious!
Whisky too, is wonderful stuff, particularly on a winter's day. There are over 100 working distilleries dotted across Scotland, each carefully crafting their own unique single malts and blends. There's no right or wrong way to drink whisky, and you don't need to be an expert to enjoy it. It's best to start your whisky adventure at its source. Discover the centuries-old art of whisky production on a distillery tour, and enjoy a wee dram at the end. When at home, make yourself a hot toddy - a soul-soothing cocktail, with a sweet taste of honey, lemon and your favourite whisky, and a wonderful winter warmer.