Talk and Dinner

Coorie Mini Festival: Stuart Cosgrove


Coorie is a brand new mini festival of whisky and books. This January and February, The Citizen Bar in Glasgow is bringing you  rare whisky tastings from legendary distilleries, together with some talks from a few of Scotland’s authors, adventurers and artists.

Writer & Broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove, 29th January, 7pm.

Featuring the legendary Orcadian malt’s 12, 15 and 18 year old expressions, this tasting is accompanied by a chat from a chap who, some might say, is equally as legendary in the broadcasting and music world.

Expect an evening of wit sharper than an Orkney wind, football and music yarns and of course, some fantastic whisky from Highland Park Single Malt.

Ticket price £60, includes:
• Whisky cocktail on arrival
• A Coorie main course
• A talk/Q&A with Stuart
• A tutored 3 dram tasting featuring Highland Park 12yo, 15yo & 18yo
• Book signing

About Stuart Cosgrove:

Stuart Cosgrove originally from Perth, was media editor with the NME and a feature writer for a range of newspapers and magazines. In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards and in 2012 he won numerous awards including a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award for Channel 4’s coverage of the London Paralympics 2012. The second book in his soul trilogy, Memphis 68, won the Penderyn Music Prize in 2018.

About Hey America:

This is the untold story of black music – its triumph over racism, segregation, undercapitalised record labels, media discrimination and political anxiety – told through the perspective of the most powerful office in the world: from Louis Armstrong’s spat with President Eisenhower and Eartha Kitt’s stormy encounter with Lady Bird Johnson to James Brown’s flirtation with Nixon, Reaganomics and the ‘Cop Killer’ scandal.

Moving, insightful and wide-ranging, Hey America! charts the evolution of sixties soul from the margins of American society to the mainstream, culminating in the rise of urban hip-hop and the dramatic stand-off between Donald Trump and the Black Lives Matter movement.


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Sunday 29 Jan 2023
The Citizen, Glasgow. United Kingdom