My Islay Trip Part 1 – A stopover in Glasgow and a tasting at the Bon Accord

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I just recently returned from a trip to the beautiful island of Islay. Islay is a little green island in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, and is most well known for being home to 8 whisky distilleries who make some damn fine stuff.

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Whisky Bar & Museum Glenmorangie Tasting

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Photo credit: Whiskey Bar & Museum

At the tail end of Whisky Live I was really lucky to be able to attend a tasting of Glenmorangie whiskies for the press and blogger community with Hamish Torrie, the global brand ambassador for Glenmorangie and Ardbeg. What really made this event special though was where it took place, the Whisk(e)y Bar & Museum in Tel Aviv’s Sarona complex. That’s right, we’re getting a Whisky Museum!

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Homemade Ginger Beer

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I grew up in South Africa and this stuff is everywhere. There’s a few industrial brands around, but the only real similarity with the good stuff is the name. They’re artificially flavoured carbonated drinks. A lot of Mom & Pop businesses will make the proper stuff or you can just make it yourself. It’s a refreshing and healthy drink, great for after a meal or at the end of a long, hot day.

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Miso Salmon With Sweets & Beets

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This meal was a combination of two recipes. The first is for the miso salmon which I found here:
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?dbid=192&tname=recipe

This recipe is a very healthy one with no oil involved. You’ll probably need to raid your local asian food store for some of the ingredients. I found that it did not take long to cook but it did require a lot of attention and some multi tasking. The meal itself was absolutely delicious with the tastes of the seaweed, and mushrooms really complementing the miso based glaze.

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