Eat and Drink Sri Lanka at the Edinburgh Fringe

This Festival, Summerhall, one of the Edinburgh Festival’s buzziest venues, is celebrating Sri Lankan culture in all its many exciting forms. The Visual Arts Festival Programme includes the first ever showcase of Sri Lankan art in Scotland with two major … Continue reading

New Limited Edition Edinburgh Tattoo Pickering’s Gin

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Pickering’s Gin are celebrating their status as the Official Gin of the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo by producing a 500 bottle limited run edition. Made at Summerhall Distillery, less than a mile away from Edinburgh Castle, Pickering’s are Edinburgh’s … Continue reading

Drinks You Really CAN Make at Home (1)

As a drinks writer one is always being sent recipes for the most gorgeous cocktails with the helpful advice that these are ‘easy to make at home’. Truth is most of them require tracking down specialist ingredients and also some … Continue reading

Negroni Journey? We’ll Be Right Over


The Negroni is the perfect gin cocktail, a marriage of the lush, herbaceous piney character of gin with the more bitter, more aromatic flavours of the classic Italian aperitifs of Campari and red vermouth. From this April London Negroni fans … Continue reading

Treat your Mum at Pickering’s Summerhall Distillery


Calling all Edinburgh gin peeps, this Mothers Day, those lovely Pickerings Gin people will be welcoming under-ginned mothers to the Summerhall Distillery distillery for free! For those lucky enough to bag themselves a ticket, not only will mum go free, but … Continue reading

If Pickering’s Made Christmas Baubles…Oh Wait


I know, I know we shouldn’t be talking about Christmas yet but all the shops are full of Christmas c..p already and these babies go fast. Lovely Pickering’s Gin have come up with the perfect way to decorate your tree … Continue reading

Pickering’s Gin Comp – Who Won?

Edinburgh’s top bartending talent was on show at last week’s inaugural Pickering’s Gin cocktail competition. Eight finalists took part –  from Clouds and Soil, Bon Vivant, Spitfire, Juniper, Voodoo Rooms, Lioness of Leith and the Whisky Rooms – and the standard … Continue reading

Pickering’s Gin We Salute You


Pickering’s Gin, based at Summerhall in Edinburgh, has just announced that it has become an Official Sponsor of the world famous Edinburgh International Festival. This new pairing builds on the existing partnership between Pickering’s and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo … Continue reading

Presents for Cocktail Lovers

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This Christmas we decided not to be lazy and just buy a bottle for the booze lover on our list. Oh no we thought, we’ll search high and low for things that are a bit special. Plus we would choose … Continue reading