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Gin of the Month – Botanist Islay Dry Gin

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

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Malt of the Month – Glenturret 10 Year Old

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

Diet Challenge – ’50 by 50′ Part 3

Recently, Sandra Gibson, Low Wood Club, started her journey to lose 50 lbs before she was 50. In her next update, she shares with us her results over Christmas and January.

Three Gym sessions each week!

elhedit-11So, I got off to a better-than-expected start – 3 gym sessions a week as part of the 6 week Boot Camp with a range of new exercises tried and 8lbs in weight lost within the first couple of weeks. Now a short break loomed followed by Christmas and the inevitable temptations that are part and parcel of that time of the year.

I’ve got to confess I was nervous and wondered if I had the discipline to keep the diet and exercise going without someone standing at my shoulder keeping me on track! Continue reading

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Why Choose Laurent-Perrier Champagne

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

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Open Water Swimming – It’s good for you!

Low Wood Bay is hosting the Big Chill Swim Windermere which will take place over the weekend of 30th January – 1st February. It would seem that open water swimming is the new hot (or should I say cold!) trend.

The Outdoor Swimming Society reports a 77% increase in membership since 2006 and growing by around 9 members daily. They list details of 940 outdoor places to swim in England – the fact that it’s a long list is probably not surprising since it is said that wherever you are in the UK you are not more than 70 miles from the sea, not to mention the many and varied lakes and rivers! Continue reading

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10 Romantic Reasons to Consider a Winter Wedding

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

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8 Creative Wedding Favour Ideas

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