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  1. Burns Night Is Here!

    Burns Night Is Here!

    Hello there! Hamish here.Now you probably know it’s Burns Night on Friday but do you know why we started celebrating the late great Rabbie Burns and everything Scottish on this fine day? Let me tell you a bit more about it…Burns Night is a great big celebration of the life and poetry of ‘The Bard’ Robert Burns and it’s celebrated...
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  2. 7 Great Whisky and Cheese Pairings

    7 Great Whisky and Cheese Pairings

    Hello there!Hamish here. Let me ask you a wee question – have you ever been at a dinner party or simply with friends, sat around the cheese board, wondering what cheese (if any) would complement your dram?Well I’ve got you covered, let’s take a wee look at my favourite cheese and whisky pairings 1. Roquefort & Talisker 18 Year Old...
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  3. Hamish's Dram Fyne Guide To Islay

    Hamish's Dram Fyne Guide To Islay

    Ah the beautiful Isle of Islay. Whilst she's only 239 miles squared, as of 2019 there are no less than eight distilleries on the island with another - Ardnahoe - due to open very soon. And these aren't just any old distilleries, these are known the world over for producing some of Scotland's finest whiskies. Some of the reasons there...
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  4. Burns Night

    Burns Night

    Scots and non-Scots around the world raise a dram to the Immortal Memory of Rabbie Burns on Wednesday 25th January, the question is: which whisky will you choose? Every year my family and I sit down to a lovely bit of haggis, neeps and tatties on January 25th. Some years we'll head out to a ceilidh and strip the willow, others...
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