Karl Lagerfeld & CHANEL @ WHISKI Bar

It’s been a long time since I updated our blog but I thought I would put a few things up…

karl lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld & CHANEL

On 3rd Dec 2012 we were honoured to have been chosen by famous fashion house CHANEL to host their exclusive pre-show party in the WHISKI Bar & Restaurant. The event was strictly confidential and hosted all the main people involved in the Metier d’Art CHANEL show to be held in Linlithgow the next day.  Around 70 people attended including Karl Lagerfeld and his designers and models.

They feasted on our Scottish Tapas menu, enjoyed some great whiskies and listened to a fabulous Scottish band – all in all, they had a fantastic Scottish evening at Whiski – something we do particularly well at here !  The show was by all means fabulous the next day and has truly put Scotland on the map in fashion terms.


3rd Feb Whisky Dinner & Whisky Tasting

Our first whisky tasting of 2011 is on 3rd Feb 2011 and it will for sure be a fabulous evening with a delicious dinner and a hosted whisky tasting aswell as cocktails made using our fabulous feature whiskies, see details here and book online or in the bar. Spaces are strictly limited and dont forget we will have the fabulous Gorms playing live Scottish/Irish music from 10PM after our whisky tasting !

Whisky Tasting



Dates: Thursday 3rd February 2011
Time: 6:30 for a 7PM start
Cost: £25.00

Join us for our charity 3 course whisky dinner and tasting with a twist.

Hosted by Patsy Christie, Mixxit Manager at Maxxium UK, f

eaturing The Macallan Fine Oak 15, Highland Park 12 and Laphroaig Triple Wood single malt Scotch whisky neat and sampled in classic whisky cocktails. Charity auction of premium whisky on the night to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.



Chefs Soup of the Day
with crusty bread


Scottish SALMON

Fresh Scottish Chicken breast
served with a Whisky & Mushroom Sauce

Award winning MacSweens Haggis, Neeps & Tatties

with our creamy Whisky Sauce



Whisky & Caramelised Walnut Cheesecake


Bookings now being taken via the website or in the bar

A Boards Banned from Royal Mile

So the Council finally did it – banned completely A boards from the Royal Mile (and Rose Street, I believe) !

OK – to some extent I can understand why they have done this – many retailers cluttering up the pavements wih massive A boards and chalkboards all over the place meaning that people have to zig zag around them and these cause an obvious hazard for pedestrains


what I do object to is that the council has also banned A Boards from the tables and chairs areas that businesses RENT from the council aswell (for vast sums of money I may add). This seems very unfair as these areas have cost alot of money to local businesses and surely if we are not cluttering up the pavements we should have some scope for what we put there!

In effect, removing A boards put on the pavements by businesses who had not PAID for that part of the pavement is one thing – penalising businesses that PAY handsomely for a part of the pavement also is a step too far and I think shows a lack of understanding of the problem – if we rent a part of the pavement and have an A board in that designated part that we PAY for then there surely there never will be any obstruction of the pavement.

Bye bye,  our beautiful cutom made A Boards – we miss you !


A Huge Giant Walking Outside WHISKI Bar

Well, a New Man Walking – and a BLUE giant at that. See video here. Its was a spectacular sight and he walked right past the WHISKI bar on New Years Day 2010.

Edinburgh – NEW YEARS DAY 2009

What a city Edinburgh is – really fantastic ! There was a new event this year called FEET FIRST and it was up the Royal Mile between the TRON and PARLIAMENT SQUARE not far from the WHISKI Bar – what can I say ? It was simply fantastic. quirky, weird. dazzling… call it what you wish but it was a blast. From gigantic hanging boxes in the air with acrobats coming out of them and perfoming to monsters hanging out of windows and full on trumpet bands dancing down the Royal Mile (with us dancing down behind them – hey hey… ) – it had it all and more.

Anyone who visits Edinburgh can not fail to have a good time as there is just so much going on at this time of year and the New years Day Feet First just adds to experience, keep up the good work Edinburgh

Edinburgh New Years Day 2009

Edinburgh New Years Day 2009

… these events make Edinburgh simply unbeatable and I feel so fortunate to live here …

Hope to see you all in the WHISKI Bar very soon and here are some photos I took ealier tonight …

Faces on Chambers

Faces on Chambers

New Years Day - Edinburgh 2009

New Years Day - Edinburgh 2009

New Years Day - Edinburgh 2009

New Years Day - Edinburgh 2009New Years Day - Edinburgh 2009