Gordon Castle, Botanical Gin

Gordon Castle Plum Gin & Liqueur

Gordon Castle Plum Gin & Liqueur

Gordon Castle, in the heart of beautiful Speyside in the Highlands of Scotland, situated on manicured grounds and with magnificent eight-acre Walled Garden, this is the inspiration for the Botanical Gin.

Every sip will take you back to a Botanical garden.

I started to drink gin, not that long ago and I must say that gin can be very tasteful and lovely. So does the Gordon Castle, Botanical Gin with the fabulous Gin.  They say, size doesn’t matters and they are right. These small lovely looking bottles were very, very tasteful and I had a joyful time.

For a WOW feeling, size doesn’t matter at all.

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Pickering’s Gin and a Peacocktail

Pickering's Gin

Pickering’s Gin

Pickering’s Gin, a fabulous collection of the perfect gin. I was so pleased that I received a couple of samples to try. It is a different direction, but still connected with Whisky, for they used casks from the whisky regions of Scotland.

I am a fan! And not just of the peacock and their peacocktails. It is just a fabulous Gin for amazing adventures.

 

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Lost Distillery scoops master at global whisky awards

The Lost Distillery Company’s blended Scotch malt whisky, Lossit, has been awarded a prestigious Master award at the Global Scotch Whisky Masters 2016.

Independent Scotch whisky producer, The Lost Distillery Company hand-crafts present day expressions of legendary whiskies from long closed distilleries across Scotland. As part of the company’s Classic range, Lossit is a marriage of aged single malts styled on the long lost distillery in Ballygrant on Islay, which closed in 1867. It’s a rich, peaty whisky offering a very unusual balance, of oily sweetness, zest and spice.

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Tomatin Distillery unveils super premium 44 year old Single Malt

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Distillery Manager, Graham Eunson

Highland based Tomatin Distillery unveiled at the RSA Vaults in London, an extremely rare single malt whisky, distilled in 1971. This 44 year old single cask release is the first of the luxury Warehouse 6 Collection which will include some of the most refined spirits from the Highland distiller.

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A Dram A Day, a whiskey tasting marathon

Picture Credit Charlotte Graham/Guzelian North Yorkshire dad takes on a whiskey tasting marathon, to support children's heart surgery charity, Ben Bowers, from Hemingbrough, near Selby, North Yorkshire

Picture Credit Charlotte Graham/Guzelian
North Yorkshire dad takes on a whiskey tasting marathon, to support children’s heart surgery charity, Ben Bowers, from Hemingbrough, near Selby, North Yorkshire

Hello. My name’s Ben Bowers. It’s nice to meet you.

Kairi and Vaughn are the sort of friends that you joke about as parents – they’re inseperable, they set each other off, they’ll probably spend the rest of their lives together . My wife and I always wanted our daughter to marry a blue-eyed American boy – Vaughn’s mum Rebecca is from the US, so it’s close enough for us.

When Rebecca was pregnant with Vaughn, she and her husband Simeon discovered their son already had problems with the development of his heart.

Vaughn was born with a hole in his heart and just five days later had open heart surgery – the first of three he had to endure before he had even celebrated his first birthday after further complications were found.

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Limited edition Gordon Castle Plum Gin liqueur to launch at Royal Highland Show

Plum Gin detail‘Plum’ing marvellous! Gordon Castle’s Walled Garden in Moray has infused its award-winning botanical gin with home-grown variety plums to create the limited edition 2016 Gordon Castle Plum Gin Liqueur; just in time for Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Show (RHS) from 23 – 26 June.

With only 150 bottles available, the small-batch gin liqueur will feature highly at the Gordon Castle bar on 13th avenue arcade. Alongside this will be the brand’s other home-grown produce including the award-winning botanical gin, raspberry gin liqueur and apple & pear cider.

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Wemyss Malts Midsummer Single Cask Release of 2016

Wemyss Malts Midsummer single cask releaseAs we gather to celebrate the longest day – midsummer, Independent bottler Wemyss Malts releases a gathering of nine new single cask whiskies ranging from 18 to 27 years old. As always the descriptive names of these whiskies are based on the flavours and aromas discovered by the Wemyss tasting panel.

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The Glenlivet Cipher & Friends

TheGlenlivetCipherThe Glenlivet has unveiled a mysterious single malt, The Glenlivet Cipher. This single malt has no cask information or tasting notes. This is going to be a challenge.

Presented in a fantastic black box, Cipher came along with The Glenlivet Founder’s reserve, the 12 yr old and the 15 yr old. Just like the big brother bottle, the small Cipher has also the great opaque black look and just look at the black whiskyglass.

“Did you know that your nose could pick up 35.000 different smells and aroma’s?”

“But don’t worry, you only need to choose six”
(Alan Winchester)

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Gordon & MacPhail’s Choice

Gordon & MacPhail rangeRecently I received a group of friends by mail. Five sample bottles and one came a few days later, small friends sent by Gordon & MacPhail. A group of six close friends, that opened their friendship to me and and let me take a look into their hearts and souls.

All part of the believe of “The Wood Makes the Whisky” is to show the key element in the maturation process.

“Every details is important,
from branch to barrel”

“If we didn’t have casks, we wouldn’t have whisky”

Located in the north-east of Scotland in the heart of the world famous whisky producing region of Speyside, Gordon & MacPhail is an independent family owned and managed firm which has been bottling Single Malt Whiskies for over 120 years.

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Scapa Jutland introduced alongside centenary commemoration of iconic battle

RNLI Lifeboat crew member Graham Campbell and Nicola Stevenson, Scapa Distillery Visitor Manager, present Scapa Jutland, a new single cask single malt Scotch whisky crafted to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland on 31st May 2016.

Scapa was used as a base by the British naval fleet during the First World War and the artisanal island single malt distillery has released 249 bottles of Scapa Jutland (RRP £200) with all profits from their sale, estimated at over £45,000, to be donated by Chivas Brothers to the RNLI.

 

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