April Fools’ Day Pranks 2020

Here is a selection of some of the best drinks-based releases on 1st April 2020….something to laugh at during our period of self-isolation. Pictured above is Douglas Laing & Co‘s Big Peat’s new Limited Edition,

Pandemic or Pandemonium?

The masses have been responding to the covid-19 corona virus threat by stripping supermarket aisles bare and stockpiling ahead of the enforced period of quarantine at home. Initially, it was the panic buying of toilet

The Anti Investment Whisky Club

I recently discovered Cheaper by The Dram and they claim to have sourced some of the finest rare and collectable whiskies, but none of these whisky bottles are for sale to customers looking for a

4 Facts about Rosé wine

Wine education, an increase in the quality of rosé wine available, the popularity with the under-25s and the association with the sunshine lifestyle helped by social media (#rosé) are believed to be some of the

Number 10 for Islay

Islay’s south coast in Farkin is closer to welcoming a new Scotch whisky distillery to the Scottish island courtesy of Elixir Distillers, who own the Port Askaig and Elements of Islay brands. The dream of Elixir Distillers and its

More Brands Going Green

Drink brands continue to follow the sustainability trend with recycled ingredients from food waste used as a resource; eco-packaging being introduced into more products and even a ‘climate positive’ carbon neutral gin made from peas.

Scotland’s answer to Baileys

Magnum Scotch Malt Whisky Cream Liqueur has been crowned one of the top selling products at the historic Edinburgh Castle with over 12,000 bottles snapped up by visitors in 2019. Magnum is crafted and bottled

Spice Up Your Life

Rum is making a comeback as a drinks category being rediscovered and helped by its versatility and rich history. In particular, Spiced rums are enjoying a renaissance as a flavour-filled characterful base for mixed drinks

The Distilleries of Campbeltown

One of Scotland’s most remote mainland towns, Campbeltown also used to be know as “the Whisky Capital of the World”. This is because Campbeltown used to be a hotbed of illicit distillation, since the end

The Celebrity Liquor Index

Sam Heughan of Outlander fame is the latest to join the list of celebrities getting involved in the liquor business, as he has just launched The Sassenach Deluxe Blended Scotch whisky. Sam has been promoting