Journal

12th December, 2013

Burns Night 2014, Indian Style

Burns Night 2014, Indian Style

“Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftan o’ the Puddin-race! Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm: Weel are ye wordy of a grace As lang’s my arm” These legendary words of Robert Burns are all but familiar during the month of January when we celebrate Burns Night. Whether you’re […]

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13th October, 2011

Ginger cake, whisky custard, caramelised apple

Ginger cake, whisky custard, caramelised apple

I got the ideas for this one from couple of delicious cocktails. First, the Whisky Mac – whisky with ginger wine. The second, a friends concoction called The Ginger Guru, which was whisky, apple juice, ginger beer. Both cocktails fantastic and it’s that time of year as well for something warming. I had this on […]

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11th October, 2011

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2011

The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show 2011

“The light music of whiskey falling into a glass – an agreeable interlude.” (James Joyce) . A Pale Golden Glow (Apologies to Robert Burns, and his beautiful ‘Red, Red, Rose’) “My love is like a pale golden glow That’s in the glass before me, My love is like the delirium That slowly sets me free. […]

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25th July, 2011

Whisky!

Whisky!

Wikipedia describes whisky as: ‘Whisky (Scottish English) or whiskey (Hiberno-English) is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash.’ How boring! I think it should be Whisky – the water of life that everyone should partake of. A golden liquid bursting with flavours of the earth from where it took birth. Intoxicating […]

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26th June, 2011

Non-Smoky Whisky

Non-Smoky Whisky

 Talisker 10 year Just a delicious malt from the beautiful, serene and magical isle of Skye. Slightly sweet, with a smooth finish, this is an any time, easy drinking malt. Goes well with fish! . . . . Oban 14 year Like Talisker, a fantastic any time malt, from the highlands. Also one to be […]

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21st June, 2011

Smokey Whisky (Islay Malts)

Smokey Whisky (Islay Malts)

Laphroaig 10 year Full power smokehouse! Quite a creamy malt. Great one to finish the night with. Another good one is the Laphroaig Quarter Cask – it’s a younger malt, and by brewing it in a small cask, is matured quickly. . . . . . . . . Bruichladdich 12 year  Beautiful Islay malt. […]

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