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National Whisky Festival is just over a fortnight away

The second National Whisky Festival is getting ready to take place.

It will be held at Paisley Town..

The second National Whisky Festival is getting ready to take place.

It will be held at Paisley Town Hall on Saturday 13 October, as part of the Spree Festival 2018, and will see two sessions of drams, masterclasses, food, whisky related arts, crafts and a fantastic programme of live music.

The Spree Festival is one of the highlights of Paisleys annual cultural calendar and takes place in various venues around the town from 12 to 20 October.

The National Whisky Festival sessions will start at Paisley Town Hall from noon-3.30pm and 4.15-7.45pm and by purchasing a ticket whisky lovers will be able to enjoy: entrance to one of the 3.5-hour sessions; access to over 50 whiskies on the tasting floor; two £5 discount vouchers for use on purchases at the on-site bottle shop; a complimentary line-up of fantastic live music; your own

NWF branded Glencairn crystal nosing glass to use on the day and take home; access to masterclasses (ticketed separately); official festival programme.

Colin Campbell, National Whisky Festival organiser, said: The National Whisky Festival is a combined celebration of the best of Scottish culture and our national drink.

The event at Paisley Town Hall will see a whole host of exhibitors and distilleries in attendance, each carefully considered to provide the most enjoyable experience of whisky tasting and entertainment on the day.

We couldnt be more excited to bring the festival to Paisley as part of The Spree Festival 2018 for a brilliant day of drams, delicious food and thrilling live music.

Louisa Mahon, head of marketing, communications and events at Renfrewshire Council, said: We are delighted to welcome the National Whisky Festival to Paisley as part of this years Spree Festival.

The Spree Festival is one of the highlights of Paisleys annual cultural events calendar and has continued to go from strength to strength as it enters its seventh year.

Hosting an event such as the National Whisky Festival shows Paisleys ability to host large-scale events and we cant wait to welcome visitors from all over to Paisley Town Hall to enjoy a celebration of whisky and the best of Scottish culture.

Visitors to the festival will also be able to enjoy delicious food from local restaurants and street food vendors, a craft beer bar and an on-site bottle shop provided by the Good Spirits Company.

The inaugural National Whisky Festival took place at Glasgows SWG3 in January 2017 as part of the citys Celtic Connections festival.

The Spree Festival is run by Renfrewshire Council and programmed by Synergy Concerts and Renfrewshire Leisure.

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas will perform at a special Closing Gala show at Paisley Town Hall on Saturday 20 October alongside the London African Gospel Choir who will perform Paul Simons Graceland.

Black Sabbath guitarist and rock music legend Tony Iommi will also appear at Paisley Town Hall on Friday 12 October for a special show giving music fans the inside story of his career – called Tony Iommi in conversation with Phil Alexander: A Life in Music.

Other big-name acts coming to Paisley for this years Spree include The Orb, ex-Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flür, Gang of Four, Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert, Big Minds (made up of members of Big Country and Simple Minds), Vieux Farka Touré, The Wandering Hearts and more.

The Wee Spree will also be back as part of the festival with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the October holidays.

Tickets for all shows (including the National Whisky Festival) are on sale now via The Spree Festival website.

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Eight reusable straws to ensure you never struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)
There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its pla..

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)

There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its plastic straws for cardboard ones in a bid to crack down on plastic-use.

People have been taking to Twitter to complain about how the straws become soggy, and how difficult it is to drink a milkshake using them.

People have become so upset that a petition to bring back the plastic straws has been started, and has over 34,000 signatures already.

Thankfully there are many alternatives to ensure you can enjoy a McDonalds milkshake without contributing to plastic waste.

Weve collated a few of the best reusable straws available below, which are all pretty cheap considering theyre designed to last forever, to help you find something to make sure you never have to struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again.

These straws are made from natural wheat
(Picture: EcoStrawz)

These straws are said to add a rustic and natural touch to your drink, and are completely sustainable.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Theyre made from nothing other than wheat, making them disposable, yet biodegradale and composable. These straws can also be easily cut down if you requre a specific length.

Unlike paper and cardboard alternatives, the straws feature a naturally non-porous finish, meaning they dont disintergrate or become soggy.

These reusable silicone straws are cute
(Picture: Amazon)

These colourful straws are made using BPA free silicone and are 100% safe to use.

They are extra wide in diameter and can be used for both warm and cold drinks, including thick drinks like milkshakes.

The straws fit any size cups and tumblers, and are both flexible and firm.

Theyre also safe for delicate mouths and teeth.

Asda's reusable straws cost £2
(Picture: Asda)

These straws are easy to locate as they are sold in Asda. They were made to be kind to the environment and reduce plastic waste and are made from metal. Theyre both eco-friendly and reusable.

These glass straws come with coloured tips
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are handmade from non-toxic glass which is safe for drinking both hot and cold drinks.

They are unlikely to break due to the thick glass used and they come with two full-length brushes to help you remove any clogging and to keep the straws clean.

Dont panic – weve already created a guide on how to properly clean a reusable straw.

These straws are made from 100% natural bamboo
(Picture: EchoStrawz)

These lightweight natrual bamboo drinking straws are made from bamboo and are sourced from sustainable, panda-fee forests in China.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Their natural composition ensures each straw provides a lovely unique and rustic addition to your drink of choice.

The straws can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, though to prolong their life its recommended you wash them by hand.

Stainless steel straws, £7.99 for a pack of eight
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are made of top grade stainless steel which is solid, durable, crush-proof, scratch-proof and rust free.

The straws come in rose gold and fit most tall travel mugs, tumblers, and glasses.

More: Read More – Source

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Hotel Chocolat launches new vegan ice lollies

(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)
Attention, vegans: Hotel Chocolat is launching two all-natural vegan ice l..

(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)

Attention, vegans: Hotel Chocolat is launching two all-natural vegan ice lollies made with real fruit and dipped in the companys luxury chocolate.

The vegan lollies come in a zesty orange and lemon flavour dipped in 70% dark chocolate, and also a double chocolate flavour.

There are two other new lollies which arent vegan, but are still exciting: A salted caramel brimming with dulce de leche notes and dipped in caramel chocolate as well as strawberry and cream, which is smothered in high-cocoa white chocolate. Yum.

The new ice creams will be available in 10 stores across the country: Birmingham Bullring, Cambridge, Derby, Hitchin, Leeds Trinity, London Kings Cross, London – Regent Street, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and St. Albans.

Each lolly will cost £3.25, and will accompany the brands other vegan products, which includes hot chocolates, truffles and turkish delight.

The new ice lollies are all vegan
(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)

Of course, Hotel Chocolat isnt the first brand to release vegan ice creams.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Just recently, Holland & Barrett did the same with its very own range.

The health food and supplements shop has started selling three own-brand vegan ice creams, in peanut butter, passion fruit and salted caramel flavours.

Each 500ml tub costs £3.99 and is a vegan alternative to brand favourites such as Halo Top.

More: Food

Each tub is dairy-free and organic, and features a sealable top rather than a separate lid to reduce waste.

Holland & Barrett ditches cream and milk for coconut and avocado to achieve the same creamy consistency, and the ice creams are also low calorie.

The salted caramel, made using avocado, has 103 calories Read More – Source

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Eight reusable straws to ensure you never struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)
There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its pla..

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)

There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its plastic straws for cardboard ones in a bid to crack down on plastic-use.

People have been taking to Twitter to complain about how the straws become soggy, and how difficult it is to drink a milkshake using them.

People have become so upset that a petition to bring back the plastic straws has been started, and has over 34,000 signatures already.

Thankfully there are many alternatives to ensure you can enjoy a McDonalds milkshake without contributing to plastic waste.

Weve collated a few of the best reusable straws available below, which are all pretty cheap considering theyre designed to last forever, to help you find something to make sure you never have to struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again.

These straws are made from natural wheat
(Picture: EcoStrawz)

These straws are said to add a rustic and natural touch to your drink, and are completely sustainable.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Theyre made from nothing other than wheat, making them disposable, yet biodegradale and composable. These straws can also be easily cut down if you requre a specific length.

Unlike paper and cardboard alternatives, the straws feature a naturally non-porous finish, meaning they dont disintergrate or become soggy.

These reusable silicone straws are cute
(Picture: Amazon)

These colourful straws are made using BPA free silicone and are 100% safe to use.

They are extra wide in diameter and can be used for both warm and cold drinks, including thick drinks like milkshakes.

The straws fit any size cups and tumblers, and are both flexible and firm.

Theyre also safe for delicate mouths and teeth.

Asda's reusable straws cost £2
(Picture: Asda)

These straws are easy to locate as they are sold in Asda. They were made to be kind to the environment and reduce plastic waste and are made from metal. Theyre both eco-friendly and reusable.

These glass straws come with coloured tips
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are handmade from non-toxic glass which is safe for drinking both hot and cold drinks.

They are unlikely to break due to the thick glass used and they come with two full-length brushes to help you remove any clogging and to keep the straws clean.

Dont panic – weve already created a guide on how to properly clean a reusable straw.

These straws are made from 100% natural bamboo
(Picture: EchoStrawz)

These lightweight natrual bamboo drinking straws are made from bamboo and are sourced from sustainable, panda-fee forests in China.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Their natural composition ensures each straw provides a lovely unique and rustic addition to your drink of choice.

The straws can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, though to prolong their life its recommended you wash them by hand.

Stainless steel straws, £7.99 for a pack of eight
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are made of top grade stainless steel which is solid, durable, crush-proof, scratch-proof and rust free.

The straws come in rose gold and fit most tall travel mugs, tumblers, and glasses.

More: Read More – Source

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National Whisky Festival is just over a fortnight away

The second National Whisky Festival is getting ready to take place.

It will be held at Paisley Town..

The second National Whisky Festival is getting ready to take place.

It will be held at Paisley Town Hall on Saturday 13 October, as part of the Spree Festival 2018, and will see two sessions of drams, masterclasses, food, whisky related arts, crafts and a fantastic programme of live music.

The Spree Festival is one of the highlights of Paisleys annual cultural calendar and takes place in various venues around the town from 12 to 20 October.

The National Whisky Festival sessions will start at Paisley Town Hall from noon-3.30pm and 4.15-7.45pm and by purchasing a ticket whisky lovers will be able to enjoy: entrance to one of the 3.5-hour sessions; access to over 50 whiskies on the tasting floor; two £5 discount vouchers for use on purchases at the on-site bottle shop; a complimentary line-up of fantastic live music; your own

NWF branded Glencairn crystal nosing glass to use on the day and take home; access to masterclasses (ticketed separately); official festival programme.

Colin Campbell, National Whisky Festival organiser, said: The National Whisky Festival is a combined celebration of the best of Scottish culture and our national drink.

The event at Paisley Town Hall will see a whole host of exhibitors and distilleries in attendance, each carefully considered to provide the most enjoyable experience of whisky tasting and entertainment on the day.

We couldnt be more excited to bring the festival to Paisley as part of The Spree Festival 2018 for a brilliant day of drams, delicious food and thrilling live music.

Louisa Mahon, head of marketing, communications and events at Renfrewshire Council, said: We are delighted to welcome the National Whisky Festival to Paisley as part of this years Spree Festival.

The Spree Festival is one of the highlights of Paisleys annual cultural events calendar and has continued to go from strength to strength as it enters its seventh year.

Hosting an event such as the National Whisky Festival shows Paisleys ability to host large-scale events and we cant wait to welcome visitors from all over to Paisley Town Hall to enjoy a celebration of whisky and the best of Scottish culture.

Visitors to the festival will also be able to enjoy delicious food from local restaurants and street food vendors, a craft beer bar and an on-site bottle shop provided by the Good Spirits Company.

The inaugural National Whisky Festival took place at Glasgows SWG3 in January 2017 as part of the citys Celtic Connections festival.

The Spree Festival is run by Renfrewshire Council and programmed by Synergy Concerts and Renfrewshire Leisure.

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas will perform at a special Closing Gala show at Paisley Town Hall on Saturday 20 October alongside the London African Gospel Choir who will perform Paul Simons Graceland.

Black Sabbath guitarist and rock music legend Tony Iommi will also appear at Paisley Town Hall on Friday 12 October for a special show giving music fans the inside story of his career – called Tony Iommi in conversation with Phil Alexander: A Life in Music.

Other big-name acts coming to Paisley for this years Spree include The Orb, ex-Kraftwerk member Wolfgang Flür, Gang of Four, Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert, Big Minds (made up of members of Big Country and Simple Minds), Vieux Farka Touré, The Wandering Hearts and more.

The Wee Spree will also be back as part of the festival with plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained during the October holidays.

Tickets for all shows (including the National Whisky Festival) are on sale now via The Spree Festival website.

The post National Whisky Festival is just over a fortnight away appeared first on Scottish Field.

Continue Reading

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Eight reusable straws to ensure you never struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)
There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its pla..

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)

There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its plastic straws for cardboard ones in a bid to crack down on plastic-use.

People have been taking to Twitter to complain about how the straws become soggy, and how difficult it is to drink a milkshake using them.

People have become so upset that a petition to bring back the plastic straws has been started, and has over 34,000 signatures already.

Thankfully there are many alternatives to ensure you can enjoy a McDonalds milkshake without contributing to plastic waste.

Weve collated a few of the best reusable straws available below, which are all pretty cheap considering theyre designed to last forever, to help you find something to make sure you never have to struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again.

These straws are made from natural wheat
(Picture: EcoStrawz)

These straws are said to add a rustic and natural touch to your drink, and are completely sustainable.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Theyre made from nothing other than wheat, making them disposable, yet biodegradale and composable. These straws can also be easily cut down if you requre a specific length.

Unlike paper and cardboard alternatives, the straws feature a naturally non-porous finish, meaning they dont disintergrate or become soggy.

These reusable silicone straws are cute
(Picture: Amazon)

These colourful straws are made using BPA free silicone and are 100% safe to use.

They are extra wide in diameter and can be used for both warm and cold drinks, including thick drinks like milkshakes.

The straws fit any size cups and tumblers, and are both flexible and firm.

Theyre also safe for delicate mouths and teeth.

Asda's reusable straws cost £2
(Picture: Asda)

These straws are easy to locate as they are sold in Asda. They were made to be kind to the environment and reduce plastic waste and are made from metal. Theyre both eco-friendly and reusable.

These glass straws come with coloured tips
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are handmade from non-toxic glass which is safe for drinking both hot and cold drinks.

They are unlikely to break due to the thick glass used and they come with two full-length brushes to help you remove any clogging and to keep the straws clean.

Dont panic – weve already created a guide on how to properly clean a reusable straw.

These straws are made from 100% natural bamboo
(Picture: EchoStrawz)

These lightweight natrual bamboo drinking straws are made from bamboo and are sourced from sustainable, panda-fee forests in China.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Their natural composition ensures each straw provides a lovely unique and rustic addition to your drink of choice.

The straws can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, though to prolong their life its recommended you wash them by hand.

Stainless steel straws, £7.99 for a pack of eight
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are made of top grade stainless steel which is solid, durable, crush-proof, scratch-proof and rust free.

The straws come in rose gold and fit most tall travel mugs, tumblers, and glasses.

More: Read More – Source

Continue Reading

Food

Hotel Chocolat launches new vegan ice lollies

(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)
Attention, vegans: Hotel Chocolat is launching two all-natural vegan ice l..

(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)

Attention, vegans: Hotel Chocolat is launching two all-natural vegan ice lollies made with real fruit and dipped in the companys luxury chocolate.

The vegan lollies come in a zesty orange and lemon flavour dipped in 70% dark chocolate, and also a double chocolate flavour.

There are two other new lollies which arent vegan, but are still exciting: A salted caramel brimming with dulce de leche notes and dipped in caramel chocolate as well as strawberry and cream, which is smothered in high-cocoa white chocolate. Yum.

The new ice creams will be available in 10 stores across the country: Birmingham Bullring, Cambridge, Derby, Hitchin, Leeds Trinity, London Kings Cross, London – Regent Street, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and St. Albans.

Each lolly will cost £3.25, and will accompany the brands other vegan products, which includes hot chocolates, truffles and turkish delight.

The new ice lollies are all vegan
(Picture: Hotel Chocolat)

Of course, Hotel Chocolat isnt the first brand to release vegan ice creams.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Just recently, Holland & Barrett did the same with its very own range.

The health food and supplements shop has started selling three own-brand vegan ice creams, in peanut butter, passion fruit and salted caramel flavours.

Each 500ml tub costs £3.99 and is a vegan alternative to brand favourites such as Halo Top.

More: Food

Each tub is dairy-free and organic, and features a sealable top rather than a separate lid to reduce waste.

Holland & Barrett ditches cream and milk for coconut and avocado to achieve the same creamy consistency, and the ice creams are also low calorie.

The salted caramel, made using avocado, has 103 calories Read More – Source

Continue Reading

Food

Eight reusable straws to ensure you never struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)
There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its pla..

(Picture: AMAZON, EcoStrawz and Waitrose)

There has been uproar ever since McDonalds ditched its plastic straws for cardboard ones in a bid to crack down on plastic-use.

People have been taking to Twitter to complain about how the straws become soggy, and how difficult it is to drink a milkshake using them.

People have become so upset that a petition to bring back the plastic straws has been started, and has over 34,000 signatures already.

Thankfully there are many alternatives to ensure you can enjoy a McDonalds milkshake without contributing to plastic waste.

Weve collated a few of the best reusable straws available below, which are all pretty cheap considering theyre designed to last forever, to help you find something to make sure you never have to struggle with a McDonalds milkshake again.

These straws are made from natural wheat
(Picture: EcoStrawz)

These straws are said to add a rustic and natural touch to your drink, and are completely sustainable.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Theyre made from nothing other than wheat, making them disposable, yet biodegradale and composable. These straws can also be easily cut down if you requre a specific length.

Unlike paper and cardboard alternatives, the straws feature a naturally non-porous finish, meaning they dont disintergrate or become soggy.

These reusable silicone straws are cute
(Picture: Amazon)

These colourful straws are made using BPA free silicone and are 100% safe to use.

They are extra wide in diameter and can be used for both warm and cold drinks, including thick drinks like milkshakes.

The straws fit any size cups and tumblers, and are both flexible and firm.

Theyre also safe for delicate mouths and teeth.

Asda's reusable straws cost £2
(Picture: Asda)

These straws are easy to locate as they are sold in Asda. They were made to be kind to the environment and reduce plastic waste and are made from metal. Theyre both eco-friendly and reusable.

These glass straws come with coloured tips
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are handmade from non-toxic glass which is safe for drinking both hot and cold drinks.

They are unlikely to break due to the thick glass used and they come with two full-length brushes to help you remove any clogging and to keep the straws clean.

Dont panic – weve already created a guide on how to properly clean a reusable straw.

These straws are made from 100% natural bamboo
(Picture: EchoStrawz)

These lightweight natrual bamboo drinking straws are made from bamboo and are sourced from sustainable, panda-fee forests in China.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Their natural composition ensures each straw provides a lovely unique and rustic addition to your drink of choice.

The straws can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher, though to prolong their life its recommended you wash them by hand.

Stainless steel straws, £7.99 for a pack of eight
(Picture: Amazon)

These straws are made of top grade stainless steel which is solid, durable, crush-proof, scratch-proof and rust free.

The straws come in rose gold and fit most tall travel mugs, tumblers, and glasses.

More: Read More – Source

Continue Reading

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