Each year, when the winter season arrives, a bottle of whisky can be the perfect gift for that difficult friend or relation, or even the perfect gift to yourself. But, as someone who receives plenty of whisky, I always appreciate someone putting in that extra bit of effort to findRead More →

We take a look at three distilleries which have been brought back to life and now produce some of the UK’s best single malts I was fortunate enough to have a private viewing of the world’s largest collection of Scotch whisky, which is housed in Edinburgh’s Scotch Whisky Experience. Built-upRead More →

If you are planning a Cotswolds escape this summer then make sure you stop off at The Churchill Arms There are some assignments that are – as Kevin Bacon would say – no-brainers. So, when I was asked to spend a night in the Cotswolds to review a hotel/restaurant ownedRead More →

We discover where to find London’s finest afternoon tea “Your country’s one indisputable contribution to Western Civilization: afternoon tea,” observes the character Drax, in that thoroughly reprehensible Bond film, Moonraker. But misgivings about acting, plot and special effects aside, Michael Lonsdale’s droll observation was arguably spot on: although the UK hasRead More →

Bombay Brasserie is a leading contender for London’s finest Indian restaurant There are many contestants for London’s best Indian restaurant prize, but I can assure you that Bombay Brasserie is ten leaps ahead of the rest. Which, in a city full of good Indian restaurants, is an astounding achievement, andRead More →

With Valentine’s Day approaching you will need to get that special someone a bottle of rosé sparkling wine worthy of their love. James Lawrence picks out some of his favourites.Read More →