Tag: whisky

A Burns Night menu

As we toast Rabbie Burns with a dram or two of something strong, our Head Chef Stewart Turner cooks up the perfect menu to soak up the spirits – a haggis toastie and cock-a-leekie soup As Burns Night approaches my attention turns to the mighty haggis. Robert Burns, though known the world over as Scotland’s […]

Whisky to send you reeling

In the run up to St Andrew’s Day, Will Wrightson – charmingly un-Scottish and devout whisky drinker from our London shop – reels off a suite of spirits suited to a thoroughly Scotch celebration The fact that I’m not a Scot has never stood in the way of me claiming, with the full righteousness associated […]

Five whiskies with which to toast Rabbie Burns

Ahead of Burns Night our Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead recommends five whiskies for a wine-less evening in honour of the poet who wrote, “Let other poets raise a fracas /’Bout vines, an’ wines, an’ drucken Bacchus”. One of the few saving graces of this frigid time of year is the yearly homage to the iconic […]

Battle of the bottles: do spirits have a place at the Christmas table? Yea

In the spirit of Christmas, we have pitched two heavyweights against each other, both attempting to defend the place for their bottles in your festive spread. Here Ronnie Cox – Brands Heritage Director for the spirits side of our business – traces the changing face of the spirits drinker, and praises the wonders of whisky. […]