This month, George our Wild Boar Master of Malt introduces us the one of the oldest distilleries which is also home to one of biggest selling blended whisky too…
The Oldest Distillery in Scotland
The the Glenturret Distillery, situated on the picturesque banks of the River Turret near Crieff in Perthshire was granted its distilling licence in 1775 and therefore claims to be ‘the oldest distillery in Scotland’. Continue reading
Tim Bell, General Manager at Lancaster House tells us why Laurent-Perrier will always sit proud in the English Lakes wine list.
Winston Churchill said of it:
“In success you deserve it, and in defeat you need it”.
Virtually every leading celebrity will have been photographed drinking it. Here in Britain, we can’t get enough if it, drinking more than any other country in the world outside France, consuming a whopping 30.8 million bottles in 2013. Champagne is still the definitive sparkling wine, the product we all aspire to and wish to consume when we want to mark something special becoming synonymous with ‘celebration’. Continue reading
Traditionally the weather-obsessed Brits have chosen Summer as the time for tying the knot. However, there is a growing trend for a cosy intimate winter weddings. There’s a number of good reasons for this, here are our top ten. Continue reading
Wedding favours give the bride and groom the opportunity to thank their friends and family for sharing in their big day. This gesture is steeped in centuries-old tradition originating in Europe in the 1300s. French aristocracy would give their wedding guests ‘bonbonniers’ – sugared treats in a small trinket box made of crystal or precious stones. At that time sugar was a luxurious delicacy, difficult to source and therefore very expensive. As time went on bonbonniers were succeeded by five sugar coated almonds representing fertility, wealth, longevity, health and happiness. As sugar became more accessible wedding favours spread to all levels of society. Nowadays there is no limit to the scope of creativity that brides and grooms bring to the table to say ‘thank you’ to their guests. Here are a few of the Low Wood Bay wedding team’s favourites. Continue reading
As the collection of premium gin continues to grow at the Waterhead, Anthony’s choice for January’s Gin of the Month is Williams Chase Elegant Gin. This gin takes us to Herefordshire and to the distillery owned by Williams Chase.
It is at this rural distillery that they make some of the most complex and elegant gin in the world and they are extremely proud to be British. They grow their own raw materials and they distil and hand bottle all of their products from the family owned single estate farm in Herefordshire. It is both the innovative methods and hard work at the distillery that has created a truly special gin collection. They have already been collecting accolades with their Chase Vodka which was awarded the world’s best tasting vodka at the prestigious San Francisco Spirits Competition. Continue reading
We continue to offer a premium range of gin at Waterhead but in addition we now have our own signature Gin Cocktail for our guests to sit back, relax and enjoy…
Working closely with the recently opened Lakes Distillery and their Business Development Manager, Katie Read along with other members of the distillery’s team we have created a gin cocktail to relish. The distillery is a renovated 1850’s Victorian Model Farm and is located next to Bassenthwaite Lake in the Lake District National park. Continue reading
Not surprisingly, as Burns Night approaches, George our Wild Boar Master of Malt chooses his Malt of the Month from Scotland.
George Hutton, Master of Malt
The former garrison town of Inverlochy, now called Fort William, is where we are headed for January’s Malt of the Month.
Fort William once boasted no fewer than three distilleries: Ben Nevis, Nevis and Glenlochy. Demolition removed all traces of the Nevis Distillery, the sister to Ben Nevis, and a housing estate now occupies the site. The owners of the second distillery, Glenlochy, converted many of the buildings to a hotel and offices. Although presently used for different purposes, the malt barn, filling store, warehouses, and pagoda roof, remain standing on the site of Glenlochy, primarily because they are listed buildings. Ben Nevis is now the only surviving distillery in Fort William and one of the two still remaining on Scotland’s west coast. Continue reading