Heverlee Belgian Micro-Festival Our Beer Man’s Verdict It would be fair to say that Heverlee – the “rediscovered” Belgian beer which is a member of the Tennent’s family – isn’t an offering I’ve ever got that excited about.  Despite trumpeting its use of “world’s most expensive hop” – the noble Saaz hop, apparently – I’ve …

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Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival Beer Man took up my free ticket to the trade session of the Festival which I’d be given for a tiny piece of work I did in support of Edinburgh Beer Week, which led up to the weekend event at the Biscuit Factory Our Beer Man’s Verdict Although Edinburgh is an …

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Gin Journey Pickering’s and elderflower tonicI’ve been thinking and writing about cocktails a fair bit of late so it was rather good timing when the folks at Gin Journey dropped me a line to see if I fancied joining one of their expeditions around the city. I was delighted to do so and was joined …

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Martin Miller’s Gin at the Last Word Saloon Lightbulb Corpse Reviver There’s little doubt that there has been an explosion of interest and production in the British gin industry over recent years, with the days of Gordon’s n tonic as the only option now firmly behind us. Of those who were at the forefront of …

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Eleanor’s Verdict ExteriorHaving not visited for a number of years, I gladly accepted Blythe’s invitation to join him at the Scotch Whisky Experience on a Wednesday evening. We settled down starting with a beer and a glass of white wine and the Taste of Scotland menu to come. The trip of starters arrived, three smaller …

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