Lancaster House prepare a Glass of Warming Festive Cheer

Lancaster House Bar Manager, Tom Chalmers, is passionate about port. As we deck the halls at Lancaster House with festive cheer, Tom has been concocting a warming Christmas port using our premium

Sandeman port which he has kindly agreed to share with us. Continue reading “Lancaster House prepare a Glass of Warming Festive Cheer”

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’”

Waterhead’s Gin of the Month – Ophir Festive Gin

During the month of December, Waterhead will be serving a Festive Gin and Tonic using a carefully selected season-perfect gin taken from the expanding gin library at the hotel.

Williams Chase GB sits proudly in Waterhead's extensive gin collection
Just a tiny selection of the gins available at Waterhead

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Low Wood Golden Wedding Celebration – £20.16 in 2016

On their Golden Wedding anniversary, Nell & David Adcock decided to revisit Low Wood Bay where they had spent their honeymoon. Looking through their original wedding mementos, they found the final bill for their 4-night stay at the hotel – £20.16!  At the time they would never have made the connection between the price and the year of their 50th anniversary.  To mark this special occasion, Low Wood Bay was delighted to honour the rate from 1966. Rea Howell, PA to the Low Wood Manager, shares their story.  Continue reading “Low Wood Golden Wedding Celebration – £20.16 in 2016”

Lancaster House Share Four Sandeman Port Cocktails

Lancaster House Bar Manager, Tom Chalmers, is passionate about port and introducing it to a wider audience. The premium Port, which lends its name to Lancaster House Sandeman’s Bar, is one of the stars on our restaurant menus, cocktail list and features in our port tasting evenings. Continue reading “Lancaster House Share Four Sandeman Port Cocktails”

Waterhead Gin of the Month – Hendrick’s

Selecting from their extensive gin library, Waterhead has chosen well-known, and well-loved Hendrick’s as their Gin of the Month.


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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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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