Burns Supper – 25th Jan 2011

Yes, as we head towards 2011, its time to think about what we can do in January and our ever popular Burns Supper is on again to celebrate the most famous poet in Scotland – Robert Burns.

Burns Supper
Robert Burns

Join us for a memorable Burns Night Supper to celebrate our national poet Robert Burns
whose message of friendship and Auld Lang Syne lives on.

MUCKLE FLUGGA 
 
 traditional Scottish fiddle band will be playing live in the bar from 9PM
to celebrate all things Scottish and ensure the night goes with a bang …

COCK-A-LEEKIE SOUP

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Award winning MacSWEENS HAGGIS, NEEPS & TATTIES
with our delicious whisky cream sauce
(TRADITIONAL OR VEGETARIAN HAGGIS)

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CRANACHAN

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Complimentary nip of scotch malt whisky to toast the bard

Bookings being taken now

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

HOWEVER

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 !

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Ceildh Culture 2010 Launch Photos @ WHISKI

Here’s a few photos from the launch party of Ceildh Culture held at the WHISKI bar. It starts tomorrow and celebrates the best of Scottish traditional arts and music so check out our FREE Ceildh Culture music events and come on down to WHISKI for a good time. http://www.whiskibar.co.uk/Events_Bar.html

Get the Ceildh Culture brochure here
http://www.ceilidhculture.co.uk/pdf/CeilidhCultureBrochure2010.pdf

WHISKI and Ceildh Culture 2010

Ceildh Culture 2010

WHISKI has a full year of Scottish music planned for 2010 and we are avid supporters of Scottish traditional music. This year we hosted the official launch party of Ceildh Culture 2010 and have three regular gigs planned as part of Ceildh Culture, see our full events line up here.

See the Ceildh Culture press release here. 

Here is our list of gigs for 2010.

Monday’s from 9:30PM, Muckle Flugga – traditional Scottish music
(Ceildh Culture gig)

Tuesday’s from 9:30PM, Footstomping traditional Scottish fiddle music
(Ceildh Culture gig)

Thursday’s from 10:00PM, The Gorms playing Scottish/Irish tunes

Friday’s from 10:00PM, Old Dollar Bill kicks off the weekend with the smooth sounds of Scottish Bluegrass/Country sounds

Saturday’s from 10:00PM, FIREFLY keeps the party going with rock, pop and blues

Sunday’s from 9:30PM, Footstomping Old Town Sessions keep the toes tapping with tradtional Scottish music (Ceildh Culture gig)

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.

Burns Night Supper 2010

Burns Supper 2010

Robert Burns

£19.95
(Set menu available Sunday 24th & Monday 25th January 2010 from 6PM)

Join us for a memorable Burns Night Supper to celebrate our national poet Robert Burns whose message of friendship and Auld Lang Syne lives on.

FOOTSTOMPING – traditional Scottish fiddle bands will be playing live in the bar to celebrate all things Scottish and ensure the night goes with a bang …

(Sunday 24th Jan – FOOTSTOMPING live Scottish music from 9:00PM,
Monday 25th Jan – FOOTSTOMPING live Scottish music with Muckle Flugga from 9:00PM)

COCK-A-LEEKIE SOUP

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MacSWEENS HAGGIS, NEEPS & TATTIES
with our delicious whisky cream sauce
(TRADITIONAL OR VEGETARIAN HAGGIS)

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CRANACHAN OR TIPSY LAIRD

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Complimentary nip of scotch malt whisky to toast the bard

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Reservations recommended

Please Note: The normal menu will be operating alongside the Burns Night Supper menu and
there will be no poem recitals or address to the Haggis

Traditional Scottish Music at WHISKI

We truly love the traditional Scottish music sessions in the WHISKI bar and this is one feature that we are committed to continuing. Currently we have traditional Scottish music on every night at WHISKI kicking off at 9:30PM – 10:00PM. The FOOTSTOMPING begins and here is a taste of what to expect – this was from Sunday’s session and we hope you can make it down one night to get the toes tapping !
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Two Filmcrews Better Than One

Today we had two seperate filmcrews in the WHISKI Bar filming – yes, we are so getting used to this now ! First off was The Travel Channel US for a new pilot called the Gambler and yes, WHISKI featuring so cant wait to see this when it airs in the USA.

Second and at the same time was Japanese travel channel filming all about Edinburgh and the Festival – WHISKI a highlight so this will be great for us also.

We have many US and Japanese visitors to the bar and they enjoy trying the whiskies and sampling our fresh Scottsih food, with Haggis always a big temptation.

Long may the filming continue, Chris proudly had his kilt on today so hopefully a few clips of him in there – Chris has been in so many TV programmes about the WHISKI bar he is a minor celebrity now !

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

McCondoms – Whisky Flavoured Condoms are Back !

McCondoms - whisky flavoured condoms

McCondoms - whisky flavoured condoms

 

Yes – they are back – McCondoms, whisky flavoured condoms  at the WHISKI bar. When our previous supplier was taken over by PHS, suddenly and without any notice we had PLAIN condoms rather than our notoriuos WHISKY flavoured ones – well, as you can imagine we were highly un-impressed ! Award winning whisky bars need whisky flavoured condoms I say so we have tracked them down and McCondoms are back. We have new condom machines in the toilets now and both are filled with McCondoms – one flavour only – WHISKY.

So if you pay us a visit at the WHISKI bar, give the McCondoms a try or keep them as a reminder of your stay in Edinburgh.