Malt of the Month – Bain’s Cape Mountain Whisky

The Wild Boar stocks an impressive collection of over 110 whiskies from all over the world. This month our Master of Malt, George, ventures to South Africa for the first time and discovers a very pleasing single grain whisky.

As the Rugby World Cup is starting on the 18th September 2015, this month we are going a little further afield and heading for South Africa. We are also going for a Single Grain Whisky rather than a Single Malt.

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Waterhead Gin of the Month – Bedrock Gin

Waterhead has an impressive Gin Library of over 40 gins and each month we feature one as our Gin of the Month. Bedrock gin has been in our collection for some time, and is a favourite because of its use of local Lake District ingredients.

Vince Wilkins founded the Spirit of The Lakes Ltd company in 2007 in Keswick, the Lake District. He set out with the intent and vision to create the first gin made using spring water from right here in the Lake District. Continue reading “Waterhead Gin of the Month – Bedrock Gin”

Malt of the Month – Bunnahabhain 12 year old

Our Master of Malt, George, stays on Islay for the second month in a row and samples his personal favourite Malt – Bunnahabhain. Continue reading “Malt of the Month – Bunnahabhain 12 year old”

Waterhead Gin of the Month – Gin Mare

Waterhead has an impressive Gin Library of over 40 gins and each month we feature one as our Gin of the Month. Gin Mare has been in our collection for some time so we head over to the Mediterranean to learn more… Continue reading “Waterhead Gin of the Month – Gin Mare”

Waterhead Gin of the Month – Hayman’s 1850 Reserve

Waterhead has an impressive Gin Library of over 40 gins and each month we feature a Gin of the Month. This month our choice is Hayman’s 1850 Reserve, a throwback to the style of gin rested in whisky barrels and sold in Gin Palaces in the 1880s.  

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Malt of the Month – Laphraoig Quarter Cask

Our Master of Malt, George, returns to Islay one year after his previous blog on Laphroaig, to explore a little more of the history of the Distillery and to highlight another expression of Laphroaig that has become a firm favourite with himself and a couple of other team members at The Wild Boar. Continue reading “Malt of the Month – Laphraoig Quarter Cask”

The Wild Boar Malt of the Month – Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old

For June’s Malt of the Month I have chosen what has become a firm favourite with a few of the staff here at The Wild Boar, The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old. Continue reading “The Wild Boar Malt of the Month – Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old”