Photographer, Lisa Aldersley, tells moving stories through her camera lens and has a gift of capturing intimate moments of connection between family and friends. Weddings are something of a speciality for Lisa and she loves the opportunity to express in an image, the natural, spontaneous and tangible emotions that are the hallmark of every couple’s big 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.
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
Join George, our master of malt for our regular Whisky Tasting Evenings at The Wild Boar to learn more about our favourite whiskies.
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”→