Independent Scottish Gins of the Highlands & Islands

Harris Pub

The people of Scotland are an imaginative bunch who like a drink or two (no more mind).  It’s the only place where I have been to an inflatable pub in horizontal rain on a remote island.  The feature picture is of my Brother-in-law Iain and I enjoying the Northton Festival on the Isle of Harris. When most people think of drinking and Scotland, the first thing that comes to mind is Whisky.  Distilleries have been warming the hearts the world over since the late 18th century.  However, more recently Scotland…

Beer-Tasting At A Heavenly Beer Shop in Cologne

wolf-beer

I made a fantastic discovery this week.  Just around the corner from Jameson’s, our local Irish bar, I found a heavenly new beer shop that does beer-tasting as well.  I used to be a regular visitor to Jameson’s.  At least I was until Norwich City got relegated from the Premier League.  Now they are in the Championship, there aren’t so many reasons to go anymore. Anyway, if you turn left down the little alley to the right of Jameson’s (looking at the front of the bar) there is a fantastic…

Trading Afghanistan for Spice Girls and Mexican Food

Mexican Food

We’ve been continuing our travels around the UK and during the trip I’ve been busy hunting out more independent businesses so that I can bring their stories and champion their cause. After leaving my laptop in a hotel in Kent and having to wait for it to be shipped back to me, I can finally get chance to write about the Unami Spice Girls that I met at the Edinburgh Food Festival.   Introducing The Spice Girl Firstly, it’s not really Spice Girls but more Spice Girl.  While at the Edinburgh…