Monday, October 5, 2015

#ScottishInvasion at #LondonCocktailWeek starts today!

As I write this, I am sitting in a quaint street in Marseille and enjoying a drink of pastis, the national drink of France. Yes, I am traveling again! This time, a short break to the south of France, Marseille and Nice, to celebrate our 4 year anniversary.



I feel no travel experience is complete unless you try the local flavours of the place, both the eats and the drinks. Having read about how pastis has an ouzo effect, I was intrigued. A transparent golden brown liquid, this anise flavoured liquor transforms to a foggy whitish drink when mixed with water. Doesn't it look enticing?

I enjoy my occasional drinks, especially when I am traveling. Like, when in Edinburgh a few months back, I thoroughly enjoyed the Scotch Whisky Experience. As the tour guided us through the characteristics of the single malts from the different whisky producing regions of Scotland and offered tastings, I realized I liked the smokier scotch more than the light or fruity ones. My kind of scotch comes from the Islay region I was told.


I so want to visit that part of Scotland. While that will take some planning and convincing hubby, I am excited that I can get a taste of #ScottishInvasion right here in London. 

LiquortoLips is organizing a 'Scottish Invasion' at Mussel Men in Dalston for London Cocktail Week, 5th - 11th October, and in between my travels I am sure to drop-in in one of the many events: tastings, competitions, trade masterclasses, bar takeovers that this week will see! Can't wait!

While I am keen on attending 'A History of Scottish Drinks in 90 minutes', you can check out the full line up of the event for yourself here.

Drink Less. Drink Better. 

14 comments:

  1. ScotizzyDrinks. Liked the write up bottoms up👌👍

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  2. Scottish Whisky Experience sounds like something my hubby would enjoy. He like whisky and can tell different flavors in alcohol, so it's right up his alley. Me, give me fruity and sweet. LOL

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    1. Oh...wow...he can tell all the different flavours! I'm sure then he would have loved the tasting sessions at the London Cocktail week I'd attended last week. Will post about the experience soon! :)

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  3. how I envy your trips :D drink less drink better seems be my motto too. I don't drink much but if I do it's sweet or little sour, nothing bitter. Have fun.

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    1. That's the motto we should all go by, no? :)

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  4. How exciting! If I got to ever go there I would want to do the same thing...experience it from all angles.

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    1. Exactly Kathy! Many a times, our budgeting has gone out of the window coz we like to immerse ourselves in the local flavours! ;)

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  5. I love your spirit girl: yup- try the local flavors... Sure looks like you get around and have fun! Enjoy sweetie:-)

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  6. Ah! What I wouldn't give for a sip of that beautiful scotch! :D
    I gave up drinking 5 yrs ago and there are days when I wonder why! LOL
    You have fun ! Traveling is always all about experiencing local flavors :)

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    1. Lol....the thought of quitting comes up our minds as well but then...you know! ;)

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  7. I too, always check out the local food and drink - that is a big part of exploring a new place. Looks like you had a great time. So happy for you. :)

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