Getting the Wedding Party Started at The Wild Boar

After the vows have been declared, a sumptuous meal enjoyed, nervous speeches delivered, it is time to party! DJ Gary Mills is a genius at getting folks onto the The Wild Boar dance floor for the evening and always seems to know just how to get that party started.

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DJ Gary Mills with his faithful friend, Bracken

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The Wild Boar – Dressed in Flowers

It is so exciting to see the The Wild Boar Inn transformed with flowers on the day of a wedding, each couple putting a unique stamp on their chosen wedding venue. Katie of Made in Flowers can often be seen at The Wild Boar laden with flowers that have had the benefit of her amazing design skills, and placing them to best effect to create the perfect finishing touch.

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Real Wedding: Nicky and Gareth’s Perfect Lake District Day

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”

Five Reasons to Book your Lake District or Lancashire Spring Break

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.

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Popular Christmas Brew at The Wild Boar

Tim Bloomer, brewer at The Wild Boar and Head Brewer at Fell Brewery shares some insider knowledge on how he achieves the ‘Christmas in a glass’ taste of the popular Spiced Raisin Brown Ale.

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The Wild Boar Whisky of the Month – ‘Christmas in a Glass’

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’”

The Wild Boar Malt of the Month – Balvenie Caribbean Cask Aged 14 Years

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.

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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.

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Whisky Barrel’s

Balvenie Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks 545d0c3d1eb02for 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.

Tasting Notes

  • 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

Join George, our master of malt for our regular Whisky Tasting Evenings at The Wild Boar to learn more about our favourite whiskies.

George Hutton, Master of Malt
George Hutton, Master of Malt