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Scotts's Not Sharing: The Last Nip

Scotts's Not Sharing: The Last Nip

Scott took up his seat beside the newly lit fire. Whisky glass in hand, oatcake in the other… this was truly bliss. He took a deep breath to savour the moment, breathing in the whisky in all its complexity. Taking a sip, even Scott, a seasoned drammer, was surprised at the explosion of flavours he felt on his tongue. The contrast was stark compared to the supermarket whisky he’d…

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Scotts Not Sharing Episode 4: Father Christmas Fancies a Dram

Scotts Not Sharing Episode 4: Father Christmas Fancies a Dram

‘Graham!’ Scott shouted, visibly surprising his brother. ‘Anything I can help you with?’ Graham turned to face Scott. ‘ I know that’s my whisky up there Scott’ ‘You’ve kept it for yourself haven’t you? Well I know it should be mine. Just wait until I show Mum and Dad what you’ve been up to.’ The threat threw Scott right back to the boy’s childhood. He grabbed…

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Scott's Not Sharing! Episode 3: Oh Brother, Where's My Whisky?

Scott's Not Sharing! Episode 3: Oh Brother, Where's My Whisky?

‘Make my wish come trueeee… all I want for Christmas is youuu!’ Scott was in good voice, matching Mariah Carey note for note as she boomed out from a brand new waterproof speaker. This Christmas present, given to him by Suzie just an hour earlier, had really taken his shower-performances to the next level. After one final rousing chorus, Scott stepped out the shower in a cloud of steam and…

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Kilted Cowboy Whisky Tasting! An Exclusive Event in Edinburgh's West End

Kilted Cowboy Whisky Tasting! An Exclusive Event in Edinburgh's West End

It’s fair to say the city of Edinburgh is a great place to try whisky. As well as some being in close proximity to some fantastic lowland distilleries, the capital serves as a gateway to the rest of Scotland, and you’ll find a huge selection of whiskies from world-renowned names and lesser-known producers in Edinburgh’s high-end bars and hidden haunts. With single malts and Scottish specialities on…

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Scott's Not Sharing! Episode 2: Itchy Knits and Secret Sips

Scott's Not Sharing! Episode 2: Itchy Knits and Secret Sips

Twas the night before Christmas, but no time for sleep! Not for Scott at least. For the past few hours, he’d been hard at work doing as much prep as possible for Christmas lunch. The key to Christmas is confidence - confidence and making sure the hard bits are taken care of before everyone arrives and all the madness sets in. With this in mind, he’d set about…

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