We love to share the stories of The Wild Boar’s Brides and Grooms. Nicky and Gareth’s wedding brought together so many elements to ensure that their day was truly unique, making the most of all that the Inn has to offer. Here they write poignantly about how they met and about their big day. Continue reading “Real Wedding: Nicky and Gareth’s Perfect Lake District Day”
Spring is nature’s way of waking up from sleepy hibernation, and don’t we all need to shake ourselves awake from cosy winter repose? Colour-bursts of new life in the Lake District and Lancashire showcase the vibrant hue of deep-pile carpets of bluebells, Wordsworth’s beloved sun-glow daffodils and fresh green of woodlands putting on their new clothes.
This is a whisky that George, our Wild Boar Master of Malt has featured previously, but with the festive season upon us, we bring you once again, Balvenie DoubleWood 12 year old which is dubbed ‘Christmas in a glass’. Continue reading “The Wild Boar Whisky of the Month – ‘Christmas in a Glass’”
George, our Wild Boar Master of Malt is looking forward to our Balvenie Whisky Evening on 4th November when he will welcoming Brand Ambassador, James Buntin who will be sharing his vast knowledge of single malt.
The casks are so important to the taste of The Balvenie that they employ their own team of highly skills coopers. The balancing of the taste is critical – some casks need to be ‘toasted’, just enough to open the pores but not enough to burn too deep.
Balvenie Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years, and then ‘finished’ in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. The result is an exceptional single malt whisky with the traditional smooth, honeyed character of The Balvenie, married with notes of toffee and a hint of fruit, with a warm, lingering finish.
- NOSE: Rich, sweet and creamy toffee on the nose combines with fresh fruit notes
- PALATE: Rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes, with fruity character that develops with time
- FINISH: Soft and lingering
Whisky Tasting at The Wild Boar
It’s International Chefs Day and we just wanted to give a big shout out to the Head Chefs at English Lakes. These guys amaze us every day with their hard work, creativity and dedication to their craft. We asked them about their favourite food and who inspired them to get into the kitchen. Their teams have a few interesting things to say too!
Continue reading “English Lakes and Five Mighty Fine Chefs”
Over the months, George, our Master of Malt, has shared many of the malt whiskies that feature behind the bar at The Wild Boar. One that has become a firm favourite with the team here at The Boar is Balvenie Double Wood 12 year old. Continue reading “One of The Wild Boar’s Favourites – Balvenie Double Wood 12 year old”