Whisky Culture

Scotch whisky comes in two basic forms, Blended and Malt. While the distilling process is somewhat different, it is useful to think of Blended Whisky as a blend of young malts. Blending smooths the rough edges and yields a more consistent product year over year. It is not correct to think that Malt Scotch is “smoother” than a blend, quite the opposite by design. The most popular blended whisky in the US is Dewars White Label; the most popular in Scotland is Famous Grouse. We offer both with pride and several more commonly known blends.

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Wine Culture

Like beer, wine is an ancient concoction of immeasurable importance to civilization. The oldest commercially mass produced wine dates to the early stages of Christendom and the monks of northeastern France. In the Province of Burgundy altar wine was made by starving monks, ostensibly to facilitate celebration of the mass. They soon discovered they could trade their excess product for food, and so was founded a glorious industry.

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Beer Culture

Beer, along with its cousin wine, has been with us since biblical times. For many they are synonymous with good cheer, celebrations, family gatherings, sumptuous meals or simply a lovely summer day. Anything so closely tied to our psyche deserves the utmost respect. “Beer Culture” refers to the way it is brewed, stored and served in different lands or venues.

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Food Culture

Many ask: What do pubs in Scotland serve? The simple answer is they serve what the Scottish customers like to eat, and what they like to eat may surprise you by how familiar it is.

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