Oasis chilling in the WHISKI Bar

Oasis at WHISKI

Oasis at WHISKI

Oasis at WHISKI

Oasis at WHISKI

Oasis with a Haggis

Oasis with a Haggis

What a day – Oasis have just left the WHISKI bar and they are playing tomorrow (Wed 17th June 2009) with Kasabian at Murrayfield Stadium and to have a few drinks before the big day – where did they choose – yes, you guessed it – the WHISKI Bar !

Didn’t even notice them for an hour or so and then our manager called to say they were in and from seeing them on TV you think they are pretty cool – well, they were COOL and LOVELY  and CHATTY and BRILLIANT with everyone. It soon became obvious they were there and Liam Gallagher was happy to have his photo taken and sign autographs for all that asked but I am glad to say they were generally left in peace to chillout and have a few beers.

Must be hard being famous and Edinburgh’s Style guru Lavinia Brooks from StyleGuideScotland who has kindly emailed me her photo also, asked him if they were heading anywhere else and they said no they just wanted to chill out at the WHISKI bar as it was “cool” and much better than all the other bars in town ! Well, we can only agree with that Liam !

Liam and Noel – you and all the others in Oasis are welcome back anytime, you were a joy.

See some of the press articles about Oasis in WHISKI

Edinburgh Evening News Article
Daily Record Article

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All a Twitter …

WHISKI is now on Twitter, follow us here http://twitter.com/whiskibar and so far really liking it, it is quick and easy to update and I do prefer it to facebook. We created a facebook group for the bar a few months ago but the only way to communicate to our members is by emailing them and I just felt uneasy doing this every time we had something to say and I thought they would get a bit hacked off with loads of emails! With Twiter however you can update every day and if your followers are interested then they can see what you have said so all in all, I like it better as it seems less intrusive.

WHISKI awarded top accolade in Icons of Whisky Bars of the World

We are delighted to have been awarded the highest level of GOLD status in the 2009 Whisky Magazine’s – Great Whisky Bars of the World, part of the Icons of Whisky series of awards. The Whisky Magazine is a “must read” for us here at WHISKI and this recognition of GOLD status is just fantastic for us and the staff here at the bar.

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Whisky Bars of the World

Ardbeg Whisky Tasting – The Conclusion

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Ardbeg

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ardbeg whisky tasting

Ardbeg Whisky tasting 7th may 2009

Ardbeg Whisky tasting

 

It was a very special evening when Rachel Barrie, master blender from Glenmorangie hosted the Ardbeg Whisky Tasting on 7th May 2009 at the WHISKI Bar. 25 people attended the tasting which coincided with the launch of Ardbeg Supernova and the line up was outstanding :

Ardbeg 10 Yr Old – the 1st non chill filtered malt in the Ardbeg range

Ardbeg Renaissance – The conclusion of the Very Young, Still Young and Almost There series – Peaty maturity

Ardbeg Blasda – peated to an average of just 8 ppm compared to the more usual 24 ppm. Blasda is perfectly balanced, light, sweet and delicious

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 1990 (” the beatsie”) – creamy smoky flavour with hints of fennel and pine nuts

Ardbeg Uigedail – an earthy whisky with a bit of spice, a marraige of Ardbeg from bourbon barrel a and sherry butt which gives a sweet and smoky finish to this malt at 54.2%

Ardbeg Supernova – peated to an astonishing level of over 100 parts per million (ppm)

So, what was the favourite, well they were all outstanding but the highest marks on the night went to Ardbeg Uigedail – well done.