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Video: A return to London Gin Festival

Earlier this year I returned to London for Gin Festival and I lived to tell the tale in the latest episode of The Drinkable Globe.

The Drinkable Week: The London Gin Renaissance

The Drinkable Week returns with a stop in London for some junipery goodness at Gin Festival and the leader of the London gin renaissance, Sipsmith Distillery. It’s exciting to see the streets of the capital awash in gin once again (but in a good way this time).

Week 1: Scotch whisky

Since 2016 has just begun, there’s no better time to start drinking adventurously. So in the spirit (and beer, cider, sake and wine) of out-of-your-comfort-zone imbibing this blog is going to work its way through each week of The Year of Drinking Adventurously and showcase each beverage in order until the ball drops on 2017. This week: Scotch whisky. Here’s a slideshow of some dram fine Scottish eye candy to get this year started. (You can read along by ordering The Year of Drinking Adventurously.)

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West Brewery, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

“Glaswegian Heart. German Head.” That’s the rallying cry for Glasgow’s West Brewery, which has been producing Scottish beers with a German accent since 2006. Brands include the flagship St. Mungo, which sits at the intersection of a pilsner and a Munich-style Helles, as well West Dunkel, Black premium stout, Munich Red and the Kölsch-inspired G.P.A. Though the brewery in Glasgow’s iconic Templeton building is several hundred miles from the German border, all of its beers adhere to the Reinheitsgebot. This particular shot is from January 2015, so not too much outdoor activity here.

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

Drinkable Images: Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne, Scotland, U.K.

Glengoyne is one of the easier Scotch distilleries to get to, as it’s barely a half-hour outside of downtown Glasgow. The distillery, draws on more than 180 years of experience, releasing single malt expressions ranging from 10 to 25 years old.

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Photos: Jeff Cioletti

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