Getting out of the house before 10am on a Saturday has been an impossible task. However, it happened on Saturday and after a short bus ride I was soon sat sipping on the freshest Kernel Pale Ale I’ve had. A decadent brunch of very delicious Prosecco and the sweet/salty delight of waffles with bacon and maple syrup. Hiding from the sudden downpour. A quick stop … Continue reading Blustery afternoon exploring Maltby Street Market
There are two things a Highlander likes naked, and one of them is malt whisky. (Scottish proverb) Beer does not taste like itself unless it is chasing a dram of neat whisky down the gullet – preferably two drams. (Sir Compton MacKenzie writing in 1907) Whisky, the golden nectar, the water of life. In Gaelic known as Uisge Beatha = “lively water”. Many a night … Continue reading Things I’ll miss about London #2 Whisky
I’ve been to London to see The Queen Much has been said and written about this past weekend. Many argued that it was a time for austerity, not lavish celebrations. Some saw it as a time for communities to come together and a much needed distraction from current hardships. I’m not one for political debate and will leave it there. This is my account of … Continue reading Pussy cat, pussy cat where have you been??
Brought to you by the same folk as Meat Wagon, Meat Liquor et al. Meat Market occupies the mezzanine level right at the back of Jubilee Market in Covent Garden. Finding it can be tricky, but after elbowing a few dozen tourists buying “I heart London” crap out of the way, you come to the staircase that will lead you to burger heaven. Well so I thought. Meat Market certainly … Continue reading MeAt Market
Social media can be a wonderful thing and it was via the Twitterverse I came to hear that Brew Dog were running Beer School. Most of you are aware of my love affair with Brew Dog and with places still available it was something I couldn’t pass up. £20 — 6 beers, cheese and meat platter and an evening of learning about Brew Dog and … Continue reading Beer School with Brew Dog
Rather proud of this one. Continue reading Midnight view from Vauxhall Bridge
A couple of weeks ago Whisky Squad celebrated it’s 2nd Birthday! Once again we were treated to delicious whisky chocolate cake. Oh and there was whisky too. Lots of it. In fact this tasting saw us comparing the new make (the spirit before it’s matured in wood) to the finished product. 7 whiskies and 7 new makes to compare. Here’s the evening in pictures: There … Continue reading Whisky Squad – In the Raw
A whisky fight night. Balvenie’s Sam Simmons (aka Dr Whisky) vs Simply Whisky. Now having attended a Simply Whisky event earlier this year I knew this was going to be a crazy night. I wasn’t disappointed. Arriving at the very impressive RIBA building just before 7pm, we were welcomed with a delicious Monkey Shoulder cocktail. I couldn’t tell you what was in it other than … Continue reading Danger in the Chamber