Whiskey Cocktails

When the cocktail revolution began a decade or so ago Whiskey cocktails were a bit player as white spirits were in favor. Not anymore. In truth, white spirits cocktails are relatively new. Grab a drinks recipe book from a century ago and you will find a great majority of these libations to be based upon either Whiskey or Brandy. As brown spirits improved in...

Scotch Whisky Regions

Scotland’s malt Whisky regions are a neat and tidy way of attempting to define style but are these classic definitions still accurate or relevant? Clearly in the case of Lowlands malts and their tradition of triple distillation as opposed to double distillation common in the remainder of Scotland greatly impacts the malt Whiskies of the region. However, this is a choice and not an...

Hosting Burns Night – Whisky & Joy

Hosting a Burns Night in your home can be easy and fun. Let’s face it, a night of Scottish poems and songs accompanied by Scotch Whisky is a great way to beat the winter blues. If you are adventurous perhaps you might want to make our modern haggis recipe. The Whisky For many Whisky is the star of the show for Burns Night. You...

The Modern Haggis

Haggis is one of those foods that provoke a near physical response with just a whisper of its name. If you suggest that haggis grace a dinner plate… your nervous guests may scamper for the door. It’s no secret that some Americans are pretty squeamish when it comes to new foods and even the adventurous eaters may wrinkle their noses at the sight of innards....

Robert Burns & The Burns Supper

For the Scots, Robert Burns is a national treasure and their greatest poet. Sadly, much of world is vaguely familiar with his name at best while most know one of his works, Auld Lang Syne (clue, think New Year’s Eve). Much of his work was composed in the Scots Lowland dialect (a dialect of Gaelic) and even his more “international” works were written in...

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