It was a tough competition to be the winner. The public voted out their favourite menu- decided the winner. This competition was the first ever St Andrew’s Day Menu Competition. And, top Scottish chef Craig Wilson has been crowned the winner.
Following a Scotland-wide search Chef Wilson beat off competition from six other culinary talents in a public vote for the national title – ‘Scotland’s St Andrew’s Day Menu 2011′. “St Andrew’s Day is a great time in Scotland, when people come together and celebrate all that is great about the country. During this event, you’ll come across as many as St. Andrews Restaurants and other eateries with their best offer for visitors. Continue reading
Old Pulteney was crowned World Whisky of the Year in Jim Murray’s 2012 Whisky Bible. It is a single malt distilled in one of Scotland’s most remote distilleries. The Whisky expert Mr. Murray named it as the world’s best whisky.
The 21-year-old single malt scored a record-equalling 97.5 points out of 100. The whisky is matured in American oak casks and bottled at the Pulteney distillery in Wick, Caithness. It took Mr Murray to taste more than 1,200 new drams before deciding on the winner. Take in for a Scotch Whisky experience in Edinburgh. Continue reading
Good news travelling Scots: a new pub in Berlin has started serving Irn-Bru to parched Scots and also Scottish cuisine loving Berliners. The bar “Das Gift” in the Neukolin district is the brainchild of the Glaswegian musician Barry Burns and his equally Scottish wife. (He is a member of the band Mogwai). Das Gift also stocks a range of Scottish Ales from breweries like Williams Brothers and Brewdog. They also serve some typical Scottish grub as well such as Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers.
So Scotsmen and women, fear not you can travel to Berlin and never leave Scotland behind.
At a time when it seems as though the economic end of the world is nigh, its nice to know that the pessimist’s liquor of choice is scotch whisky. Sales of the single malts (aka real whisky) have shot up by 13.4% over the past year. Commentators are suggesting this is fallout from the run of period dramas on TV which feature whisky sozzled actors at every turn.
I don’t subscribe to that theory. At a time when everything is going wrong and is promising to go even more wrong in the near future, there is but nothing more comforting than a dram of pure malt. The fact that it looks like gold which the rich have been fortunate to buy and the rest of us regret not being able to is just an extra part of it charm! Long live whisky! maybe the angels will be drinking it on the day of judgement.