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Sunday November 21st - Whisky Picnic
Sunday November 21st - Whisky Picnic

31/10/2010

The annual Whisky Picnic event, now in its third consecutive year, will take place in the City of Edinburgh on Sunday November 21st 2010.

Whisky Picnic is an event that seeks to capture the spirit captured in an old, grainy image that the pair stumbled on in an old whisky book from 1902. It is that spirit that McRae and Ravenhall say is sadly missing from the current age, where flavorless Vodka is the drink of choice. “Scottish bartenders are scared to work with whisky, which is a shame, as its right on their doorsteps and full of rich heritage and tradition" commented Nick Ravenhall, Whisky Picnic Co Founder. The pair are passionate about bringing whisky out of secretive societies and back as a drink for everyone to enjoy without taking things too seriously.

The event, like any good Picnic, is free. McRae and Ravenhall are passionate about keeping it that way as the event grows larger each year. “All we ask is that people throw themselves into the event, and bring a bottle of whisky" said Duncan McRae, Co-Founder of the event. In return, guests can expect world class cocktails mixed by some of the UK's best bartenders, fantastic Malt Whiskies like Auchentoshan, Ardbeg and Sheep Dip, A custom beer brewed by Glasgow's WEST brewery and beautiful artisan cheeses matched with Whiskies like AncNoc and Singleton of Dufftown. “We also have a Talisker Ice Cream stand created by molecular mixologists from the UK's leading bar, 69 Colebrooke Row in London, as well as a Yamazaki Japanese Whisky Lounge - it really is going to be a memorable event!" Said Nick Ravenhall.

This tongue in cheek revolutionary attitude is captured at the event through the dress code - all guests must come wearing tweed and sporting a gentlemanly moustache. Despite the fun, Whisky Picnic also hosts a more serious message, and each year works to raise money and awareness for the Movember foundation., the charity that encourages men to start November 1st clearn shaven and grow a “Mo" for the entire month. Duncan McRae commented “All Mo Bro's are welcome to the event, it's a great cause and everyone can get involved to really make a difference to men's health."

Those wishing to attend the free event are invited to RSVP on the website, details of the location are released 24 hours before the event. www.whiskypicnic.org

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