However, this doesn’t mean that we aren’t looking forward to the sunny uplands of normal life.
In particular, we are looking forward to enjoying great food and interesting drinks. Especially when served together.
To this end, we’ve been filling our diaries with up and coming wine dinners and whisky events.
Here are a few Glasgow events to look forward to in January.
National Whisky Festival
On Saturday 28th January, the National Whisky Festival will take place at Glasgow’s SWG3.
It’s part of Celtic Connections and, over two sessions, it promises a new celebration of all things uisge-beatha.
Guests can look forward to:
Over 30 tasting stands representing the best drams from around the world
In-depth masterclasses led by leading whisky experts
Top live musical entertainment, programmed by Celtic Connections
Food stalls by local restaurants
Educational and entertaining seminars
Local craft beers providing the perfect refreshing hauf to your hauf
Tix are £35 per person plus booking fee.
Douglas Laing toasts Burns
Rick Drysdale from Douglas Laing will be leading an interactive whisky masterclass along with a three course Scottish meal.
Guests will sample and learn about the different Douglas Laing whiskies, including the appropriately named, all-time favourite Timorous Beastie.
The Honours Uncovered
Three days later, food lovers can enjoy a special behind the scenes lunch, hosted by Martin Wishart at his restaurant, The Honours at Malmaison Glasgow.
Guests will be treated to a Champagne and canapé reception, a wine tasting, a three course menu with an amuse bouche and a cooking demonstration from Martin and his team.
The event takes place on Saturday 28th January from noon. Tix are £69 per person from here.