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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.

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RikS replied

Greetings all from a place you'll recognise today.

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@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

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

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@RikS Lucky bugger. Enjoy. thumbsup thumbsup cocktail

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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?

10 days 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.

10 days 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?

10 days 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.

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@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!

10 days 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

10 days 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

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@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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