Tag: whisky

The remarkable whiskies of yesteryear

As we start dusting off bottles in preparation for our tasting on 1st June, Jonny McMillan from our Spirits team considers a couple of the very special whiskies set to be uncorked Of all the remarkable whiskies in our upcoming tasting, perhaps most interesting is the pair of 1968 Speyside whiskies from Macallan and Longmorn, […]

English spirit

The English are renowned for nothing if not their discernible “spirit”. In the run up to St. George’s day, we ask whether the descendants of this patron saint are capable of rivalling their neighbours’ propensity for distillation over the border, and further yonder. Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead offers us his thoughts “And were distilleries builded […]

A toast to the Scottish bard

Ahead of 25th January, Will Lyons advises on what to drink alongside a traditional Burns Night feast January draws to a close with one of the most atmospheric and romantic celebrations in the calendar, Burns Night. On the day of his birthday, 25th January, lovers of Scotland’s most famous poet gather to celebrate his life […]

A Burns Night menu

As we toast Rabbie Burns with a dram or two of something strong, our Head Chef Stewart Turner cooks up the perfect menu to soak up the spirits – a haggis toastie and cock-a-leekie soup As Burns Night approaches my attention turns to the mighty haggis. Robert Burns, though known the world over as Scotland’s […]