For April’s Gin of the Month Anthony has chosen Brockmans, a beautifully crafted ultra premium gin, one that is defined by its unique, intensely smooth and original gin taste.
A group of friends got together to share their skills and experience to deliver a gin that was completely new and original. Their knowledge of gin history and fascination and love for the spirit combined with the influence of their individual styles of gin distillation was invaluable. They set about to create a gin that was different to every gin already on the market and one that was intensely smooth and that you could drink neat over ice. Throughout the creation various methods and recipes were tried before deciding they had developed the right balance of the finest botanicals from around the world which brought the taste of Brockmans. Continue reading
A free family day of fiery fun! After the success of the first Festival of Smoke in 2014, we decided it needed to be an annual event. On 22nd March we opened the doors of The Wild Boar Inn Grill & Smokehouse and it was even bigger and better this year!
Food Smoking demonstrations
Smoky Jo and Georgina who run our The Wild Boar Smoking Courses, guided us through the various stages of smoking food and the science behind it. Samples from our on site smokehouse took centre stage including wild boar sausage, salmon, steaks, cheese and a few surprises!
The Wild Boar Brewhouse
Our master brewer Tim, from Fell Brewery, inspired us in the art of making real ale. Beer bats of our home brewed ales were available to whet the appetite including Mad Pig, Smoked Porter and Hog’s 54!
Smoked Themed Menu from the Grill
Our evening Smoked taster menu was a very special and sumptious feast with even a smoked twist on a traditional Sunday Roast.
Fun in The Wild Boar Woods
If you went out in the woods today … you would have discovered Woodmatters bush craft who provided fun taster sessions on skills needed to survive in the outdoors and the Clay pigeon shooting drew quite a crowd. There were also demonstrations in Swedish candle making and Charcoal making. The younger members of the family loved taking part in the cuddly Wild Boar hunt!
In The Wild Boar kitchens, Chef makes our own marmalade as an extra special touch for our Bed and Breakfast guests. There’s nothing like the aroma of fresh orange on marmalade making days. So, since it is National Marmalade Week (28 Feb -7th Mar 2015), here are some ideas to inspire you breakfast, lunch and dinner! Continue reading
This month for Waterhead’s Gin of the Month, Anthony has selected Whitley Neill handcrafted dry gin, a gin inspired by the flavours of Africa.
Whitley Neill is an award winning, handcrafted gin that is distilled in small batches by Johnny Neill, a direct descendant of Thomas Greenall, founder of Greehall & Company. This gin brings together 8 generations of expertise and life-long love of adventure inspired by the beauty of Africa. The skilfully created gin is a result of carefully blending rare African botanicals and unusual aromatics, to produce an enigmatic experience to savour. Continue reading
For our Malt of the Month this month we are crossing the Irish Sea to pay homage to St Patrick, who as legend has it drove all the snakes out of Ireland.
Bushmills distillery in County Antrim was granted a license to distil whiskey in 1608 and has been producing some fine malt whiskies ever since with only a couple of small breaks due to barley shortages during both World Wars. This makes it the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world! Continue reading
It’s back! After the success of the first Festival of Smoke last year, it is going to be bigger and better this year! We take a look at what we can expect to experience this year…
- Festival of Smoke – Sunday 22nd March 2015, 12 noon
- The Wild Boar Inn Grill & Smokehouse
- FREE entry to a family day of fiery fun!
For Waterhead’s Gin of the Month in February Anthony has looked North to Scotland and selected the Botanist Islay Dry Gin, the latest premium gin to be added to Waterhead’s collection.
The Bruichladdich Distillery
The Bruichladdich Distillery was built in 1881 by the Harvey Brothers. Over the years it has become renowned for a collection of great whisky, most notably the Bruichladdich 10 year old. It is this same distillery where the Botanist, an artisanal Islay gin, is created. Continue reading