Posts Tagged: whisky

Whisky, divorce and the Bridgerton effect

Bickering about best jobs when we’re all winners. It’s rare that I start a broadcast with an argument, but that’s exactly what happened in Speyside last Thursday evening. Picture the scene; me in one chair, two gentlemen to my right. In front of us, a table with six glasses, three containing whiskies. Behind us, a… Read more »

Is it time to finally ditch the booze?

Here we go again… we’re being told that alcohol is bad for us. Every week brings another sensational news headline telling us what we should or shouldn’t put in our bodies, should or shouldn’t do, and should or shouldn’t believe. And each new study seems to contradict the one before. But this report is a… Read more »

The real Spirit of the Speyside Whisky Festival

The real Spirit of the Speyside Whisky Festival I was lucky enough to be hosting the opening gala dinner of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival last week. That officially gave me the best job of the night; the opportunity to ‘nose’ (and taste!) some of the finest whiskies in the world, and chalk it… Read more »

Bridges, boozy heroes and bah-humbug

Who would have thought that the closure of a bridge could be quite so entertaining to the outside world? I’m sure there will be a huge amount of inconvenience for regular commuters until the Forth Road Bridge opens at the beginning of January, but I am pleased to see that the residents of both sides… Read more »

Drams, Grace & Dignity, and papier-mâché

It’s World Whisky Day as I write this – a day which falls slap bang in the middle of Whisky Month. The temptation was to celebrate by making some of my own whisky because I am now ‘qualified’, having spent a day learning to become an Honorary Distiller at Benromach Distillery in Forres. My day… Read more »

2015 – The Year of Scotland’s Food & Drink

2015 the Year of Food and Drink in Scotland

2015 is Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink. Hot on the heels of the successes of 2014 – the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and the Year of Homecoming – Scotland’s larder will be in the spotlight. From the freshest of fish and cheeses, the finest lamb, beef and venison, tothe best and brightest… Read more »