Thursday, 21 January 2016

New PDF Whisky Nosing and Tasting Memo Sheet

We have created a new guide on how to nose and taste whisky on our website.

Also there are suggestions on how to describe the colours and flavours to help you describe your taste experience.

To help you record these notes we have added a down load able Pdf file for you to use.

Free Whisky Nosing & Tasting Memo PDF Click Here

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 New Mobile Website

After 3 months of work our new all platforms mobile website is ready.
as part of this rebuild we have transferred all our existing customer database however because of the security encryption on your passwords we need you to reset your passwords to order from us
This new website has a more friendly layout required by the latest devices. new website Homepage

The website adds our latest whiskys and spirits to our homepage as they are listed and allows us to showcase our best.

Our whiskies by taste selection helps you to find similar whiskies

Whiskys from around the world are also featured

Our collectors corner includes closed distilleries, discontinued, limited editions, old & rare whiskies.

We have also included a section for spirits and liqueurs

We hope you like the new website all feedback is welcome.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Robbie Burns Whiskies

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) aka Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns, often refered to as Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as The Bard was a Scottish poet and lyricist.

He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.

He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish Diaspora around the world. Celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.

As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His poem (and song) "Auld Lang Syne" is often sung at Hogmanay (the last day of the year), and "Scots Wha Hae" served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country. Other poems and songs of Burns that remain well known across the world today include "A Red, Red Rose"; "A Man's a Man for A' That"; "To a Louse"; "To a Mouse"; "The Battle of Sherramuir"; "Tam o' Shanter"; and "Ae Fond Kiss".

Extract taken from wikipedia read more

Robert Burns Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Robert Burns single malt scotch whisky from the Arran Distiller This is an official Arran Single Malt which has been endorsed by The World Robert Burns Federation. Made from approx 70% Bourbon Casks and 30% Sherry Casks, this light aromatic Single Malt is ideal for drinking, prior to or during a meal. Very fresh with no artificial colouring, this beautifully packaged malt is made for easy drinking.

Tasting Notes Click Here

Timorous Beastie Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Douglas Laing's Timorous Beastie Small Batch Release Highland Blended Malt Scotch Whisky.

The original Timorous Beastie, immortalised in Robert Burns' famous Scots poem "To a Mouse", was a timid, little field mouse. Echoing Scotlands national bard's wit, this is most certainly not for the fainthearted!

A marriage of Highland malts including :- Blair Athol, Glen Garioch, Dalmore & Glengoyne Distilleries.

Tasting Notes Click Here

Friday, 2 January 2015

Collectors Whisky - Black Bull 40 year old Batch No. 1 Deluxe Blended Scotch Whisky

 The 1st Batch of Black Bull 40 year old whisky bottled in November 2009.
Single Malt 90% Single Grain 10%

The spirit in this very first bottling of Black Bull 40 contains whiskies ranging from 40 to 44 years old from the following distilleries :
Highland Park Miltonduff Springbank Tamdhu and Invergordon.

More Information Click here

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

KingsBarns Distillery New Stills Arrive

2nd October 2014

New Stills Arrive at Kingsbarns Lowland Distillery
The Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre, located in the East Neuk of Fife reached another milestone in its development as a new lowland distillery when  the copper pot whisky stills arrived, having been hand-made by Forsyths of Rothes.

The Wash Still, weighing three and a half tonnes and a capacity of 7,500 litres and the Spirit Still, weighing three tonnes and with a smaller capacity of 4,500 litres will both play an integral part in determining the light character of spirit produced at Kingsbarns Distillery.

Kingsbarns Distillery Founder and Visitor Centre Manager Douglas Clement commented;
“Our distillery and visitor centre has been a long time in the making, six years infact.  It’s only been in the past two years, thanks to a Scottish Government grant and the backing of the Wemyss Family, one of Scotland’s oldest and most established family businesses, that has turned this dream into a reality.

“Construction commenced Spring 2013 and today is hugely important in the development, with the final pieces of our distillery jigsaw, the copper pot stills, finally positioned in their new home”.

Distillery Manager, Peter Holroyd added;
“Now that we have reached the important date of our copper pot stills arrival, we are well on our way to the final goal of producing Kingsbarns unique, light, Lowland spirit”.

Kingsbarns Distillery and Visitor Centre will open its doors to the public 1 December 2014.

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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Whisky Tasting Evening Friday 7th November 2014

Our autumn whisky tasting this year is a range of
KILCHOMAN Single Malt Whiskies.

Venue; The Meeting Room at:
Stamford Bridge Cricket Club 
Low Catton Rd,
Stamford Bridge,
East Riding of Yorkshire YO41 1DZ
Starts at 7.30pm for 8.00pm Friday 7th of November 2014
Entry is by ticket - No on the door sales.
However you can book your place by phone

Please ring Andrew on 01759 371356

From York or the A64 take the A166 (Bridlington Road) to Stamford Bridge.
After the bridge take the second right up church road and past the church.
After the old station club house turn right onto Low Catton Road.
Follow the road around the edge of the cricket pitch to the club house.