23.05.2013, Author: highlander
For most laypeople, thoughts of Scottish food turn usually to only one dish: haggis. And indeed, that most famous dish from Scottish cuisine is a very important element in the nation’s history and culture. However, far fewer people know that Scotland is actually a veritable smorgasbord of hearty dishes and fresh, natural ingredients sought after worldwide.
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27.02.2013, Author: highlander
Scotch is one of the world’s most popular drinks, and for good reason. A fine Scotch will stay with you long after the drinking of it, in the aroma and the flavour that lingers on. But how do you choose which one to purchase? What are the varieties, and how do you decide which is the one to enjoy with your favoured guests? A proper education is key, and like any other learning, it begins with the basics.
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26.03.2011, Author: highlander
When one thinks „Scotland”, one thinks „whisky” as well – there’s no doubt about it! This amber liquid is strictly connected with Scots. Its tart taste makes impression like whisky is a real man’s drink. Well, without difficulties we could find also women charmed by its flavour. Why not take a tour and get to know Scotland’s best distilleries?
Let’s start our journey from the Highlands. It is there where most distilleries can be found. Homeland to courageous highlanders known from “Braveheart” this region is also the place where best scotch whisky is made. For example, if you’re staying in Glasgow only 15 miles separate you from Glengoyne Distillery. Production of whisky started here over 200 years ago. To the north you can find Dewar’s World of Whisky and Distillery at Aberfeldy. Czytaj całość »
14.05.2010, Author: highlander
Since the beginnings of Scotch Whisky a long time has passed and it evolved into what could easily be named queen of beverages. It is the best selling alcoholic drink in the world and not without reason. Since the first mention of whisky in 1494 (oddly enough, found in notes of Inland Revenue), distillers had the time needed to perfect brewing procedures.
One of the things that are not common knowledge is that whisky is actually colourless in the beginning. It only gains its rich colour after either seasoning in sherry casks or adding caramel, that is supposedly not influencing the taste. While tasting of whisky, its age and the cask it’s been brewed in. You can know an aged whisky by thin trickles slowly making their way down the sides of the glass. Czytaj całość »