Everything You Need to Know about Scottish Whisky

Everything you need to Know about Scottish whisky- tasting, buying, and where to go in Scotland to learn more or visit a distillery. And a review of the Scottish Whisky Experience in Edinburgh. Everything You Need to Know about Scottish Whisky I am not sure if I should reveal this fact, but until our first visit to Scotland, some 10 years ago, I didn’t drink Scottish whisky. But as often happens when you travel, you find new tastes and make … Read More

Introducing the Dragon Warmer Fruit Cocktail Recipe from Bhutan

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This fruit cocktail recipe might just be the surprise packet at your next party drinks or holiday cocktails event. Rum cocktails are ever popular, but here is one with a difference as you serve it warm. And of course, with a name like dragon warmer there is bound to be a story to it. And indeed there is. The mystical, Kingdom of Bhutan, high in the Himalayas, reveres the dragon. So much so, a dragon appears on the flag of … Read More

What you Need to Know Visiting Kentucky Bourbon Distilleries

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Do you know what bourbon is and how it varies from other whiskeys? And do you know where the best place is to base yourself to visit Kentucky bourbon distilleries? And which bourbon distilleries to visit? Come along and enjoy a fabulous day or two in the Bluegrass State, touring some fantastic Kentucky bourbon distilleries. Many of the Kentucky Bourbon distilleries offer tours, where you not only learn about the process but also the rather volatile history of this world-famous spirit. … Read More

Celebrate Tasmania’s Bounty with this Dinner Party

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Within Australia, Tasmania has a wonderful reputation for food and drink (wine and whisky). It is the ideal location to feature a Compass and Fork dinner party menu celebrating Tasmania’s bounty of great produce. This dinner party menu from Tasmania features two courses and has some great wine pairing opportunities. For those readers who have been following our travels and recipes from Tasmania, you would be right in figuring out that we really love Tasmania. In our view, Tasmania remains … Read More

Wine Tasting in the Tamar Valley of Tasmania: A Day Well Spent

It is hard to pick which was better the wine, lunch or the scenery!  What is not hard to decide is we had a fantastic day exploring the wines of the Tamar Valley.  If you aren’t familiar with the Tamar Valley, we are in northern Tasmania just outside of Launceston.  The area is known for its white wines and it’s Pinot Noir, grape varietals that do well in cool climates.  Throughout the Tamar Valley there are over 30 vineyards, most … Read More

On the Trail of Great Whisky in Tasmania

In the mid 1800’s the Governor of Tasmania imposed a prohibition on making distilled spirits. Apparently there was a bit of a drinking problem on the island and the number of distilleries was more than partly to blame. As time passed, the prohibition was forgotten until 1992 when Bill Lark (of what is now Lark Distillery) wanted to start a craft whisky distillery in Tasmania. Luckily for us he did as the whisky in Tasmania is fantastic! Luckily for whisky … Read More

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