Tag: whisky

Whisky to send you reeling

In the run up to St Andrew’s Day, Will Wrightson – charmingly un-Scottish and devout whisky drinker from our London shop – reels off a suite of spirits suited to a thoroughly Scotch celebration The fact that I’m not a Scot has never stood in the way of me claiming, with the full righteousness associated […]

Five whiskies with which to toast Rabbie Burns

Ahead of Burns Night our Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead recommends five whiskies for a wine-less evening in honour of the poet who wrote, “Let other poets raise a fracas /’Bout vines, an’ wines, an’ drucken Bacchus”. One of the few saving graces of this frigid time of year is the yearly homage to the iconic […]

Battle of the bottles: do spirits have a place at the Christmas table? Yea

In the spirit of Christmas, we have pitched two heavyweights against each other, both attempting to defend the place for their bottles in your festive spread. Here Ronnie Cox – Brands Heritage Director for the spirits side of our business – traces the changing face of the spirits drinker, and praises the wonders of whisky. […]

Summer libations: Vintage Summer

In our ongoing series of essential summer cocktails, Amanda Baxter from our Spirits division devises a whisky cocktail using the most recent addition to The Glenrothes range of single malt whisky, The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve. At 40 percent alcohol, The Glenrothes Vintage Reserve is unusually fragrant and soft in style, with red-berry fruits and a finish […]