Tuesday, 29 April 2014

A vote of confidence

IT IS a momentous year for Scotland, with the nation voting on whether or not to become independent in the referendum on September 18.
    Newspapers, websites and social media have all carried the latest views and opinion polls, with many pundits cautiously stroking their beards and gazing into their crystal balls to try and decipher the mood of the nation.
    However, you can forget all that thanks to the The Good Spirits Co. in Glasgow, who have come up with an innovative - and rather ingenious - idea to really get to the bottom of the independence issue - whisky!
    This Friday, the store in Bath Street, Glasgow will be launching their very own Scottish referendum blended whisky at 1pm. Only 140 bottles of this 23-year-old blend will be available, featuring either a Yes or No label. Good Spirits Co Director Mark Connelly described the whisky as: “A well-balanced blend with both a rich, fruity sweetness and a zingy spiciness battling it out for prominence. It’s very tasty and a great drink for any occasion.
    “This whisky was created to highlight the forthcoming referendum whilst having a bit of fun and enjoying a dram. We’re matching this historic event to our national drink and one of our biggest exports which seems entirely appropriate. Perhaps it will be used to toast the result or drown sorrows, come September.”
    On the back of January's hugely successful Mogwai whisky launch, this is yet another fine idea by the team at the store and one which certainly gets my vote.
    The whisky has been created by The Creative Whisky Co., a Scottish borders-based independent bottler and has been bottled at 52.5%, has no added colouring and is non-chill filtered.

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