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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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”

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”

The Wild Boar Malt of the Month – Macallan Gold

George, our Master of Malt at The Wild Boar, introduces us this month to the Macallan Distillery, one of the largest and most famous of Scotland’s whisky producers.  Continue reading “The Wild Boar Malt of the Month – Macallan Gold”

Malt of the Month – Old Pulteney 12 year old

This month, George, our master of malt, takes us as far up north as it’s possible to go without falling into the sea. The Pulteney Distillery is one of the few remaining that shun technology, preferring to stick with traditional distilling methods.

The History of Pulteney Distillery

Pulteney Distillery is the most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland, situated in the fishing port of Wick. Established in 1826 by Mr James Henderson, it was located there for ease of transportation by sea, the only means available at this time to reach the main consumers in the provincial towns of Scotland. Continue reading “Malt of the Month – Old Pulteney 12 year old”

Malt of the Month – Bushmills 10 Whisky

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.

Interesting Facts

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 “Malt of the Month – Bushmills 10 Whisky”