World Chocolate Day – 6 Sweet Facts about Chocolate

World Chocolate Day – what better excuse do we need to consume as many sweet, glorious gooey treats as we possibly can? The team at Lancaster House share one of their chocolate delights. 

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 “World Chocolate Day – 6 Sweet Facts about Chocolate”

The Wild Boar Malt of the Month – Glenfarclas 10 Year Old

Our Wild Boar Malt of the Month is Glenfarclas 10 Year Old, another Speyside spectacular. In the words of one of Glenfarclas’ competitors…

Of all the whiskies malt is king – of all the kings Glenfarclas reigns supreme

Copper Still at Glenfarclas Distillery Andrew Abbott/ licensed for reuse CC 2.0
Copper Still at Glenfarclas Distillery Andrew Abbott/CC 2.0

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Waterhead Gin of the Month – Bloom London Dry

There’s something for every taste in the burgeoning Waterhead gin library. This month we have a fine example of how gin is being expressed in fresh innovative ways. Bloom London Dry gin declares ‘summer has arrived!’ Summer, that is, in an English country garden.

A refreshing gin and tonic served in the garden
A refreshing gin and tonic served in the garden

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Building on Strong Family Heritage – Waterhead celebrates Large Hotel of the Year

Delighted! Two awards in two weeks. First, English Lakes scoops a prestigious national Family Business of the Year Award, then Waterhead is crowned Large Hotel of the Year by Cumbria Tourism.

CUMBRIA TOURISM AWARDS 2016 --- Large Hotel of the Year winner - Waterhead Hotel, Ambleside. (l-r) Justin Moorhouse, Matt Stanaway, Anthony Sutcliffe, and award sponsor Richard Andrew of Armstrong Watson. // Annual award ceremony from Cumbria Tourism celebrating the best in the county's tourist attractions. Held at Cartmel Racecourse and hosted by comedian Justin Moorhouse. Wednesday 22nd June 2016. HARRY ATKINSON
(l-r) Justin Moorhouse, Matt Stanaway, Anthony Sutcliffe, and award sponsor Richard Andrew of Armstrong Watson. Photo Credit: Harry Atkinson

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The Making of The Famous Sandeman Port

Lancaster House is proud to serve the Sandeman range, so much so it’s bar in names after the famous family, The Sandemans Bar.

The principles of Sandeman port production have remained almost unchanged from those employed by George Sandeman in the 1790s. We take a look at how our favourite port is made…

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Malt of the Month – Glen Garioch 12 Year Old

The Wild Boar‘s Malt of the Month has a couple of claims to fame – it comes from one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland and, geographically, it is the most easterly. However, it’s history shows that it is famous for much more than that…

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Waterhead Gin of the Month – Sipsmith London Dry Gin

Waterhead loves to add another bottle to its blossoming gin library, and to discover the unique character of each one. Our Gin of the Month is Sipsmith London Dry, a gin eminently suited for the crisp and refreshing gin and tonic combination.

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