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By R @RikS on 26th Mar 2019, show post

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RikS replied

@Hewie yes, that was my impression too. The prominent or dominant element remaining, but in isolation so to speak.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

RikS replied

Greetings all from a place you'll recognise today.

2 months ago 4Who liked this?

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@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

@RikS SMWS headquarters, I've heard and seen so much about this place.

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@RikS Lucky bugger. Enjoy. thumbsup thumbsup cocktail

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

RikS replied

Greetings fellow drammers from Edinburgh castle on a rather chilly day (perfect for a warming dram!)

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@DaveM
DaveM replied

@RikS Do they serve spirits at the Castle?

2 months ago 0

RikS replied

@DaveM Actually, yes! They have a restaurant / bar, and also a pretty decently stocked shop with whisky. Throw a pebble in Edinburgh and it's hard to miss a place selling. That said, much is for tourists so... but there are of course some great places too. My recommendation is for Royal Mile Whisky, if you ever go there.

2 months ago 0

@RianC
RianC replied

@DaveM - They would but they can't carry any cash upon their person . . . I'll get me coat blush

@RikS - lovely snap! Have you found any suitably warming drams then?

2 months ago 0

RikS replied

@RianC Thank you. I was debating whether BW or colour was the better.... As for the lovely drams, well, sort of. Nothing extraordinary though as my little one came down with a tummy bug which made things a bit complicated :-). But, I'm traveling again tomorrow so I'll have something nice waiting for me upon arrival to next destination.

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RikS replied

@RianC However, as and when you go there - this is my recommended shop (to the left "Royal Mile Whiskies"). Not as big and fancy as TWE, but they also have a store in London and they are absolutely lovely people. And appropriately located on the beginning of the "Royal Mile" just in front of St: Giles' cathedral. As for right now... PC10.

2 months ago 6Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@RikS - Ahh living the dream relaxed I have oft fantasized about being in that very shop (with a winning lotto ticket in hand ha) . . . one day!

I think the back and white is much more dramatic and timeless - looks like it's straight from Game of Thrones or some such!

2 months ago 0

RikS replied

@RianC oh I wouldn’t mind that either. That said, what I like there is that you’ll get the kindness irrespective of winning ticket or nothing in your pocket - suppose that’s just northerners for ya. Breeds a kinder spirit than the mayhem in London.

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@Hewie
Hewie replied

@RikS Have you been to Cadenheads yet? I think that would have to be top of my list - I'd love to get my mits on some bottlers from their living casks. That's what I dream of

2 months ago 0

RikS replied

@Hewie yea I know! I think I’ll have to go back up, for a boys weekend only. And the smws don’t allow 3 year olds in the bar!! baby_bottle joy

2 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@RikS - Well said, sir! relaxed Truth be told I've found Bristol to be pretty similar to Manchester on the 'friendly front'. I'd agree about the SE area though - London makes me feel like an unwelcome tourist every time I visit . . . uelgh!

The Scots are great . . . if you can understand them smile

@Hewie - I'd love to sample some of those living cask bottlings that Cadenheads do!

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@MadSingleMalt

That thing's just a not-so-stealthy ad for Tullibardine.

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RikS replied

Anyone else in London thinking to join the Arran tasting evening at Royal Mile Whiskies on the 12th June? relaxed

25 days ago 1Who liked this?

@casualtorture

@RikS I'm jealous of anyone going!!! Someone fly me to London!

25 days ago 2Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@OdysseusUnbound - Interesting that he suggests it's the mashbill that really sets it apart from Kentucky bourbon. I've not heard anyone official say that before.

24 days ago 2Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@RikS - No but enjoy! relaxed

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