As reported on thescotsman.com, First Minister Alex Salmond -- who watched the Wimbledon from the Royal Box -- summed It up best: "Andy played an outstanding match and did Scotland proud." The minister, of course, was describing Andy Murray in defeat at the Wimbledon finals against now-7-time win ... More >>
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, Johnnie Walker distiller Diageo has released a special blend of whiskey called Diamond Jubilee. It has been in the works, distilling, since 1952, according to Reuters (via Huff Po), and is on sale in Singapore for $198,500 a bottle.
Everyone on earth wants to see "Savage Beauty," the Metropolitan Museum of Art's show spanning Alexander McQueen's dark, bold invention.
Well, if you want to get in with less of a wait, it's best to go Friday or Saturday at around 7 PM--or you can pay $50 and go on Monday, when the place is ... More >>
But your hair, your beautiful hair!Bad, horrible, awful, terrible news: The Telegraph reports (in almost 600 words, no less) that heavy showers are forecasted for Friday's royal wedding ceremonies in London. Stay calm, everyone; if we can just have all the commoners climb on each others' shou ... More >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too.
Chantal MartineauFranco-Scot-tailThe drink: The Auld Alliance
The bar: Mary Queen of Scots, 115 Allen Street, 212-460-0915
The price: $12
The ingredients: Cognac, Laphroaig, maraschino liqueur, a ... More >>
Shortbread typically conjures images of deep cups of weak tea and acres of tartan. It's one of Scotland's great claims to dessert fame, but in this country it tends to languish in the shadows cast by the more popular members of the cookie family, the subtlety of its crumbly, buttery charms ... More >>
drinkingtheworld.comLet Brandy Library's Ethan Kelley school you.Thousands of brown liquor-loving booze hounds will congregate at Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers today for Whisky Live, a trade show featuring dozens of exhibitors and a heckuva lot of stiff drinks. Brandy Library is celebrating the ev ... More >>
The biggest aha moment regarding the Wall Street Journal's recent piece on girly men seems to have thus far focused on a portion of Arthur Sulzberger's ear and whether that snippet of ear was intended as a personal attack by Rupert Murdoch upon Sulzberger, as discussed by Michael Wolff in Van ... More >>
The Drambuie Pursuit, an adventure race through the Scottish Highlands celebrating the flight of Bonnie Prince Charlie, for whom the secret recipe for Drambuie was created in 1745, took place this past weekend. Seann William Scott, a.k.a. Stifler from the American Pie movies, and his team were edged ... More >>
Last week's prediction: I hear the new Animal Collective is pretty good...
Nevada City is a Denis Johnson-type Northern California mountain town whose chief economic/cultural export is hippies, more or less: Joanna Newsome, Gary Snyder, Utah Phillips, Terry Riley, and the 25-year-old Adela Diane. ... More >>
Tuesday, January 6
First show I've ever been to where my eyes rang afterward. Glasvegas have arrived from Scotland with four 10-foot-tall lighting fixtures powerful enough to illuminate an airport runway. They are playing the Bowery Ballroom, which, ... More >>