Solid Liquids Gin Cruise

Straight gin, straight up

I was delighted to attend Solid Liquids’ first event of 2017, joining a group of gin lovers aboard the very purple Lochrin Belle canal boat. We spent two hours cruising the Union Canal, starting down from Akva in Fountainbridge. 

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A new direction for Scottish spirit production

Cider Brandy - a winning partnership between Strathearn Distillery and Thistly Cross Cider

At 56 North, a bar well known for its vast array of gin offerings, I was invited to attend the launch of the world’s first Scottish Cider Brandy. Strathearn Distillery (probably Scotland’s smallest distillery™) and Scotland’s original cidermaker, Thistly Cross Cider, have joined forces to create this unique cider brandy,…

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Move Over Cola for Kitsch Soda

Kitsch Soda Cucumber & Fennel

Everyone knows I love craft beer. But much in the same way absence makes the heart grow fonder, a night off the hops makes the palate stronger. I don’t mean switching to wine or G&T, but choosing alcohol free beverages instead. However, when you develop craft tastes for one thing…

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