Category Archives: Edinburgh Gin

Don’t try this at home.

Brian McGregor, head of Art at new, hot, Edinburgh creative consultancy mightysmall sent me the above illustration. It’s has been suggested that the daring young chap on this cover, from a 1950′s French farming magazine, is non-other than a young Alex Nicol. The truth of this, I couldn’t possibly say, but I suppose the only Continue reading..

Alex in New York.

I’ve just returned from a somewhat exhausting, but very enjoyable, 10 day ‘meet-greet-press-the-flesh’ trip to New York. Meeting up with our esteemed distributors Admiral Imports, a huge round of retailers and engaging in some very interesting brand introductions and tastings. Not least of which was the Malt Advocate’s amazing WhiskyFest, on Tuesday 30th of Oct, Continue reading..


‘Badvertising’ is the category Kevin over at the Scotch Blog puts this new campaign from Canadian Club into. His post is well worth a read, as are some of the hilarious, ‘helpful suggestions’ for additional headlines in the campaign in the comments section of Kevins post. A couple of observations raised here at Spencerfield when Continue reading..

Connoisseur at work

Last Thursday Alex delivered the first of the Spencerfield Spirit tutored whisky tastings for our FaceBook; Sheep Fold Group held in Edinburgh. The tasting focused on identifying the elements, which combine so beautifully to produce Sheep Dip and Pig’s Nose whiskies and on recognising the contribution made to the nose and taste by the constituent Continue reading..

More kind words.

Thanks Nev, you’re a gent.

WhiskyFest NY:

Alex is in New York this week and will be at the WhiskyFest tonight. The Malt Advocate magazine’s 10th Annual WhiskyFest is from 6:30 to 10:00 pm (last pour at 9:30 pm) and should prove to be a cracking evening. With an amazing line-up of brand owners, distillery managers and master blenders from Scotland, Ireland Continue reading..

Burning Man

The brands recently made a guest appearance at Burning Man, an annual art festival and temporary community, based on radical self expression and self-reliance, in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. Well, it looked a lot of fun and many people enjoyed the whiskies after the sun had gone down, (the Black Rock Desert is Continue reading..

Swedish Malt Whisky

Here’s an interesting concept. A new malt whisky distillery, in, er, Sweden. (Or Destilleri as the Swedes would say.) Beautiful building, a turn-of-the-century powerstation. Hope the whisky does it justice. Found via the ever watchful WhiskyGrotto.


We’ve been monitoring Facebook recently here at Spencerfield, and are delighted to see a couple of Sheep Dip enthusiast groups have been set up. Indeed, encouraged by this, we’ve also started our own group on FaceBook, called the Sheep Dip Fold, early days of course, and we do enter this world with some trepidation. Particularly Continue reading..

Coverage in Whisky Pages.

The venerable and very well informed online magazine Whisky Pages wrote a nice piece about us this week. Providing it’s readers with an outline of Spencerfield, a mini-bio of Alex and a decent tasting review of Sheep Dip and Pig’s Nose. You can read the article yourself, on the website here: