Sweet Facts about Chocolate

Did you know it is UK Chocolate Week? The celebration of chocolate runs from 12th to 18th October 2015 and it’s the perfect excuse to sample as much as we can over the next few days!

Before we get down to the real business of chocolate chomping, we did a little research and found out a few facts about one of the nation’s favourite obsessions.  Continue reading “Sweet Facts about Chocolate”

Waterhead Gin of the Month – Pickering’s gin

Waterhead has an impressive Gin Library of over 40 gins and each month we feature one as our Gin of the Month. This month it is the turn of Pickering’s.

Pickering’s gin comes from the first gin distillery to be based in Edinburgh for over 150 years and was launched in March 2014. The Summerhall Distillery is housed on the site which used to be an old animal hospital. Part of the veterinary school, known locally as the Dick Vet, is now an arts venue called Summerhall. A pub on the Summerhall site, the Royal Dick, enjoys Pickering’s gin piped straight to tap from Pickering’s distillery just next door. It is here that they also produce the small batches of handcrafted gin which we know as Pickering’s.
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Gleeds Global Challenge at Waterhead

Waterhead is thrilled to welcome teams from Gleeds, international property and construction consultancy, who are celebrating an incredible 130 years in business. 

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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”

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 Inspiring Art – Stroppy Herdwicks

Continuing Waterhead’s link with Ambleside and District Art Society, for the next months we are featuring a painting by local artist, Liz Savage, inspired by a meeting with a few Herdwick ewes.  Continue reading “Waterhead Inspiring Art – Stroppy Herdwicks”

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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