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. (more…)
The impressive collection of whiskies from around the world continues to grow in breadth at The Wild Boar and this month we feature Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or distilled in Tain, Ross-shire, in the highlands of Scotland. (more…)
The impressive collection of whiskies from around the world continues to grow in breadth at The Wild Boar. Staying fairly close to home this month our Master of Malt, George, travels north to the Highlands of Scotland to a distillery with a regal inheritance and clan significance. (more…)
We are staying in Speyside for this month’s Malt of the Month, Glen Moray, characterised by its sweet and smooth nature. This was a favourite of Michael Berry, English Lakes late Chairman and Managing Director. (more…)
It seems only fitting that since The Wild Boar is holding a Glenfiddich Whisky Tasting tasting evening in October, that we should revisit Glenfiddich distillery for our Malt of the Month.
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.
Our Master of Malt, George, stays on Islay for the second month in a row and samples his personal favourite Malt – Bunnahabhain. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
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! (more…)
This month The Wild Boar’s Master of Malt, George Hutton, is back closer to home exploring an all-malt whisky from Scotland for his ‘Malt of the Month’ in July 2014.
Laphroaig 10 Year Old is an all-malt Scotch Whisky from the remote island of Islay in the Western Isles of Scotland. Laphroaig, pronounced ‘La-froyg’, is a Gaelic word meaning “the beautiful hollow by the broad bay”. In making Laphroaig, malted barley is dried over a peat fire. The smoke from this peat, found only on Islay, gives Laphroaig its particularly rich flavour. (more…)