Posts Tagged ‘Great’

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This wide-ranging and evocative photographic portrait of Scotland’s distilleries, from Talisker to Lagavulin, from Laphroaig to Dalwhinnie, from the Isle of Arran to Glenkinchie, describes the “cultural terroir” of the country’s fifty greatest distilleries–the ingredients, practices, and traditions that result in an exquisite range of single-malt whiskies. Over 250 specially commissioned photographs capture the texture of the surrounding landscapes through the cha… More >>

Spirit of Place: Scotland’s Great Whisky Distilleries


Jacob, Anita, Carol, Héctor, Ainara and I climbed to the top of the Great Sugarloaf mountain in Wicklow — spectacular panoramic views of Dublin and Wicklow.

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My brother has a small collection of whisky including jack Daniels and johnnie walkers black label. I was wondering if I were to buy him a better bottle or a different bottle what would be a good choice? There are many different whisky brands and I don’t know if there’s any difference in flavor or quality.


According to Scottish legend, there was a being, which we would call a “shape-shifter” now, who, when living in the ocean, was a seal, but could live on land…

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From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage, and passion-a rich and vibrant narrative of heroes and villains, kings and rebels, artists and highwaymen, bishops and scientists.Now, in Great Tales from English History, Robert Lacey captures some of the most pivotal moments: the stories and extraordinary characters that helped shape a nation. This first volume begins in 7150 BC with the intriguing life and d… More >>

Great Tales from English History: The Truth About King Arthur, Lady Godiva, Richard the Lionheart, and More

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In 1992, Rory Gibson and Andrew Johnston set out to climb 277 Scottish mountains known as the Munros, in less than 50 days. (Munro is the name given to all Scottish mountains over 3000 feet high, named after Sir Hugh Munro who catalogued them). This documentary follows their attempt to create a new record for ‘bagging’ all of Scotland’s Munros. Some people take a lifetime to climb them all but Roy Gibson and Andrew Johnston have given themselves 50 days. They are supremely fit, having trained in the Himalayas before tackling this Challenge. Their route takes them from Ben Nevis to Ben Hope via Loch Lomond, Mull, the Cairngorms, the Isle of Skye and the Torridons. Will they succeed?

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A feast for history lovers–the whole colorful parade of English history brilliantly captured in a single volume.

From ancient times to the present day, the story of England has been laced with drama, intrigue, courage, and passion. In GREAT TALES FROM ENGLISH HISTORY, Robert Lacey recounts the remarkable episodes that shaped a nation as only a great storyteller can: by combining impeccable accuracy with the timeless drama that has made these tales live for … More >>

Great Tales from English History: A Treasury of True Stories about the Extraordinary People — Knights and Knaves, Rebels and Heroes, Queens and Commoners — Who Made Britain Great

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