Browsing Month November, 2018

Gin Distillery Gets in Festive Spirit with Tasting Event

By at November 28, 2018 | 10:50 pm | 0 Comment

Old Curiosity Gin_Tasting Event

Gin lovers are to have the rare opportunity to help a luxury gin brand determine its newest recipe at a special Christmas tasting night. Just in time for holiday celebrations with friends and family, Old Curiosity Gin is hosting the ultimate festive night out at its distillery at The Secret Herb Garden on Friday 14 December. Guests will be treated to a selection

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The Top Bingo Spots In Edinburgh

By at November 14, 2018 | 1:04 pm | 0 Comment

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Bingo is a game loved by millions around the world. Whether it’s played at a bingo hall, online, or on mobile, it can provide hours of entertainment, with players in with a great chance of walking away a winner. Truth be told, the game has experienced a colossal boost with the introduction on the internet and mobile. In fact, thanks to these two factors, bingo has

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Dundas Castle launches Burns Supper package

By at November 14, 2018 | 12:26 pm | 0 Comment

88 Events Linen and tableware at Dundas Castle, in the Croquet Room, Stag Chamber and Great Hall
Photographed by Ditte Solgaard, First Light Photography

Luxury venue, Dundas Castle, is offering an authentic Burns Supper experience for those looking to celebrate the iconic poet in a truly Scottish setting. Along with exclusive use of the Castle and its immediate grounds and with dining locations for up to 200 guests, the five star venue’s new package offers guests a Scottish themed drinks reception followed by a four

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Gin goes in the pink for Christmas

By at November 11, 2018 | 6:25 pm | 0 Comment

8 November 2018
Gin goes in the pink for Christmas

Luxury gin brand, Old Curiosity, will be in the pink this Christmas with its first, colour-changing festive gin. 
Rather than the classic Christmas reds, this year the innovative distillery’s unique new tipple transforms from a festive blush to a vibrant pink when mixed with tonic water. 
With only 500 bottles of the limited edition gin hitting the market, it is likely to be the must-have drink of the season. Priced at £49.95 per 500ml bottle, it is available to buy from Harrods from today (8 November) or from Old Curiosity’s website.  In addition, it is set to be a popular serve at The Balmoral Hotel’s Bar Prince throughout the festive season.
The bespoke bottling gets its magical, colour-changing properties from a natural reaction which causes the PH levels of the gin to adjust when tonic is added. The gin is given a Christmas twist with ginger, cinnamon and cardamom, which are individually distilled and added to the base.
The Old Curiosity Distillery is the most recent project from Hamish Martin, a Scottish herbologist and owner of the Secret Herb Garden – a specialist herb nursery on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
Hamish comments: “Christmas is a time for bringing a little sparkle, and what could be more magical than a festive gin that transforms itself before your very eyes? It’s the best way to bring Christmas to life, and tastes as good as it looks.
“We’re known for creating all manner of weird and wonderful colour-changing gins and we think this one, with its twist on the traditional Christmas colours, may just be our best yet.  It was a drink which first turned Santa from green to red, so this year his favourite colour will definitely be pink!”
Each Old Curiosity gin is made using botanicals grown, picked, dried and infused by the Secret Herb Garden team in Scotland.
The distillery released its first trio of colour-changing gins in October last year, comprising Apothecary Rose, Lavender & E

Luxury gin brand, Old Curiosity, will be in the pink this Christmas with its first, colour-changing festive gin. Rather than the classic Christmas reds, this year the innovative distillery’s unique new tipple transforms from a festive blush to a vibrant pink when mixed with tonic water. With only 500 bottles of the limited edition gin hitting the market, it is likely

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Exploring Scotland’s Link With Ancient Greece

By at November 2, 2018 | 6:25 pm | 0 Comment

Ancient Greece has been a source of great fascination for centuries. Scotland's connection to the ancient civilisation is visible in Scotland's ancient name, "Caledonia", which may have come from Caledon, an ancient city-state in Ancient Greece which experienced migrations to the place that we now call Scotland. History supports Caledon as the name given to Scotland by

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