Category Archives: Food & Drink

Distilleries report a record number of visitors

Distilleries report a record number of visitors

Scotch whisky tourism is in good spirits at the turn of 2018, as latest figures reveal a record year of visitors to Diageo distilleries across Scotland, according to new figures released this week. Over the past 12 months (January –December 2017), the number of tourists visiting Diageo’s 12 distillery visitor centres across Scotland reached aContinue Reading

Supermarket gives its backing to small Scottish firm

Supermarket gives its backing to small Scottish firm

A Scottish supermarket has given its support to a new bottling facility dedicated to overcoming the challenges in getting small batch craft sodas manufactured. Scotmid Co-operative has invested in The Start-Up Drinks Lab. Borne out of sheer frustration at the lack of accessible production facilities for small batch soft drinks, The Start-Up Drinks Lab wasContinue Reading

Scotland’s other national drink at the centre of a real Bru ha ha

Scotland’s other national drink at the centre of a real Bru ha ha

A row has broken out over plans to change the secret recipe behind Scotland’s other national drink. Manufacturers AG Barr announced that from January this year, they intend to cut 50% of sugar from Irn Bru in favour of artificial sweetener aspartame. An online petition has been set up by Ryan Allan, urging the companyContinue Reading

Celebrate Australia Day with a taste of Oz

Celebrate Australia Day with a taste of Oz

An East Lothian restaurant is getting ready to celebrate Australia Day. The Mercat Grill on 10 Whitecraig Road is holding its Aussie wine tasting event on Saturday 27 January. The award-winning Mercat Grill in East Lothian is hosting the event, in celebration of Australia Day with some superb wines from Down Under accompanied by tastyContinue Reading

A tasty twist on haggis by Masterchef winner and Scottish butcher

A tasty twist on haggis by Masterchef winner and Scottish butcher

An exciting twist on Scotland’s national dish has been prepared for Burns Night. Scottish butcher Simon Howie has partnered with Scotland’s new national chef, Gary Maclean, to create something special with haggis. Gary is a huge haggis fan and his show-stopping haggis dish took him through to the finals on MasterChef: The Professionals. Working withContinue Reading