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So, it’s nearly the end of 2012 and for me, it has been quite a year! My first full year at the Old Course Hotel and I have been thinking about all the great things that I have seen, done and tasted in the last 12 months. Firstly, and most fondly, was the wonderful trip [...]
Hello and welcome back to the wine blog! Training. Training. Training. Then practice, practice and more practice. For me that’s really the key to becoming good at anything and wine service is no different. This week I have been doing some pretty intensive training sessions with the team here at the hotel to give them [...]
Scotch Whisky: Uisge beatha: Water of Life = a distilled beer (no hops) Yes whisky is a distilled beer, the same as Cognac is a distilled wine and the same as Calvados is a distilled Cider. This is how it works: we need sugar, (cereal, fruits etc) we need yeast, (natural, distillers or brewers) we [...]
This week I went to Daftmill Distillery in Fife where i meet with Francis Cuthbert, farmer, distiller and a great chap. Viv from Fife Food Network set up the meeting. A visit to one of Scotland newest distilling enterprises, I had expected to see something simple and perhaps not very professional to be honest, perhaps [...]
A few days ago I met with Drew Mackenzie Smith the Owner of the Lindores Abbey, where it is said a monk became famous for being named on the oldest recording for whisky in Scotland in the Scottish exchequer roll of Edinburgh: “eight bolls of malt for Friar John Cor wherewith to make Aquavitea” was [...]
Hello my name is Eddie Grant and I’m Head Mixologist and Cocktail Bartender at the Road Hole Bar. A very warm welcome to the Road Hole Bar blog. The team and I have been working closely together to come up with a fresh and inviting cocktail menu for the year ahead introducing many new creative [...]