Burgundy 2022 En Primeur: tasting the vintage

In January, we hosted our Burgundy 2022 En Primeur tasting. Alexandra Gray de Walden takes us behind the scenes.   On a cold and frosty yet beautifully bright January morning, over 60 wine producers from Burgundy made their way to Lindley Hall for our Burgundy 2022 En Primeur tasting. It was charming to see so […]

Lindores Abbey: the spiritual home of Scotch whisky

It was founded in 2017; it’s a baby among Scotch whisky distilleries. How, then, does whisky production at Lindores Abbey predate all others? Lindores Abbey Distillery, built in 2017, sits nestled in a shallow valley just outside Newburgh in Fife. Overlooked by the image of the bear and ragged staff (an emblem of the Earls […]

Daftmill’s 15-Year-Old

Daftmill Distillery’s production is famously limited to around 100 casks of Scotch whisky per year. Alexandra Gray de Walden investigates the buzz ahead of the next limited-edition release from this Lowland distillery. Brothers Francis and Ian Cuthbert were farmers long before they became distillers. Making whisky plays second fiddle to the year-round arable and livestock […]

Bordeaux 2022 En Primeur tasting

As part of our Bordeaux 2022 En Primeur offer, we brought 400 customers and almost 60 producers together for a tasting of both the new wines and some older vintages. Alexandra Gray de Walden reports on how the evening unfolded.   On Tuesday 11th July, The Royal Horticultural Society’s Lindley Hall played host to our […]