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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
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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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Edinburgh for Students: Where to Go

By at October 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Source: Pixabay Edinburgh has long been a student Mecca and today is home to one of the highest proportions of students of any city in the UK or even Europe, with a total of over 40,000 students from dozens of countries calling the city home. The city is, therefore, one of the best places in the world to be a student, jam-packed with fun, affordable and

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6 Alternative Things To Do On A Night In Edinburgh

By at October 28, 2018 | 6:15 pm | 0 Comment

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Image credit: (CC BY-SA 2.0) by bryan Edinburgh is a wonderful city.  Whether you’re experiencing it at day or night, it’s a place of historical wonder and cultural charm, venues that excite the taste buds and enrich the mind, leisure to entertain and sights to marvel at. Of course, there’s only so much you can do and the Edinburgh guide books will lead

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Neil Barton Receives Hall Of Fame Award

By at October 26, 2018 | 9:33 am | 0 Comment

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It’s a triumph for Owner of Neil Barton Hairdressing, Neil Barton, who has been welcomed into Goldwell UK’s Global Color Zoom Hall of Fame! The two-day Global Zoom 2018 Gala Show was held at the Enercare Centre in Toronto, Canada and was a spectacular production of visual graphics, dancers and the brightly coloured fashion show of the latest collection REMIX

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The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh

By at October 24, 2018 | 12:04 pm | 0 Comment

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The ultimate runner's sightseeing tour of Scotland's capital Sunday,  21 October 2018, 400 runners took part in The Ultra Tour of Edinburgh (UTE), a 55km (approx. 34 mile) ultra distance run in the Scottish capital; a tough, fully waymarked, mixed terrain route of tarmac and off-road trail running, with 2800 feet of ascent and descent.   Winner Female -

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Stir of Wonder with Christmas Cooking Courses

By at October 23, 2018 | 3:29 am | 0 Comment

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Stir of Wonder with Christmas courses at Edinburgh New Town Cookery School Edinburgh New Town Cookery School (ENTCS) has launched its always popular 2018 Christmas courses.  Whether it’s to get tips for festive entertaining or to learn a new skill, the range is ideal for cooking up a merry little Christmas.  This year’s December courses include everything from

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