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May 29, 2012 – 12:53 pm by Jane
We know we have a few fans around, but we were really pleased to be contacted by Scotty a new fan and self-appointed connoisseur of gin. With Scottish roots (Paisley) but of Little Rock, Arkansas USA. We’ve sent him some of our fine Edinburgh Gin glasses to enjoy his gin martinis in
May 10, 2012 – 1:27 pm by Jane
Spencerfield Spirit Company entered our Sheep Dip Whisky, Pig’s Nose and Edinburgh Gin for the Ultimate Spirit Challenge earlier this year and we are so chuffed to be recognised our scores are below:
Edinburgh Gin Score: 91% Accolade: Excellent, Highly Recommended
Tasting Notes from the Judges:
Soft, subtle, smooth and creamy, this juniper-light and enchanting gin is bright and delicate, with hints of coriander and citrus leading the way. Pretty and delightful.
Sheep Dip Whisky Score: 90% Award Finalist Accolade Excellent, Highly Recommended
Tasting Notes from the Judges:
Bright notes of wild honey, vanilla bean, and waves of toasted grain fill the nose. Ideally balanced with a silky core flanked by subtle spice and oak notes. A refreshing aperitif.
Pig’s Nose Whisky Score: 88% Accolade: Very Good, Strong Recommendation
Tasting Notes from the Judges:
The nose is filled with the scent of sweet tea biscuits with accents of honey, toasted grains, and roasted nuts. The palate is fresh and rich with gobs of sweet malt coating the tongue and throat. A beautiful everyday Whisky.
Anyway, don’t take our blog for it, check out the website at http://www.ultimate-beverage.com/the-results/spirits/
May 1, 2012 – 12:52 pm by Jane
Our first big fair in 2012 will be next weekend. Come and see us at the Weald of Kent Craft Show. It takes place at Penshurst Place Nr Tonbridge.
Over 250 different stands from around the UK bringinh you the very best in unusual and inspiring crafts, not usually found on the high street. Something for the whole family, there will be live music, free show features, demonstrations and workshops. Tickets and further information at www.ichf.co.uk
There will be a specialist food and drink marquee and that is where you will find us. Our stand number is FH30. We will be stocking our new launch Amoroso Oloroso – come and ask John and Linsi for a sample you will not be disappointed.
Amoroso Oloroso is our new addition to our whisky list. The whisky was distilled in Scotland in 1999, matured in bourbon barrels for three years and then shipped to Sanchez Romate in Jerez who racked the whisky into Oloroso Sherry butts to mature for a further nine years. It was then shipped back to Scotland to be bottled earlier this year. This is a special limited edition, once it is gone that’s it.
April 19, 2012 – 11:43 am by Jane
The fabulous Bread & Roses deli and restaurant in Paris, France has a particularly fine display of our Pig’s Nose Whisky. Alex Nicol, our MD, sent us the photo, the rest of us in the office would love to visit too.
April 19, 2012 – 11:16 am by Jane
We have just found out Spencerfield Spirit Company has been short-listed for an Export Business Award with Scotland Food and Drink, part of the 2012 Excellence Awards. Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner to be held in the Dunblane Hydro Hotel by Doubletree Hilton on Thursday 24th May, so watch this space.
We are extremely proud of our work in exporting our Sheep-Dip Whisky, Pig’s Nose Whisky, Edinburgh Gin and Raspberry Gin. Countries we have reached so far include the USA, Canada, New Zealand, France, Sweden, Spain, Israel, Scandinavia and The Netherlands. Tweet
March 12, 2012 – 3:33 pm by Jane
Hello blog fan’s.
We have a great competition for you this week – a chance to win a much coveted bottle of Perthshire Raspberry Infsued Edinburgh Gin! This is the perfect Mother’s Day gift! All you need to do is to scan this QR Code and answer a few questions on our products and you could win a bottle of our finest!!
March 7, 2012 – 3:39 pm by Jane
Here at Spencerfield we don’t like to blow our own trumpet too much! But I thought that this review of our Sheep Dip Old Heb was too good to miss Please see below for the full review.
“I’m going to preface this review by saying I haven’t tasted a lot of old scotches–a handful, but not enough to claim any sort of extensive experience on this front. Of the three whiskies used in this malt blend (Ardbeg, Fettercairn, and Dalmore–respectively 25, 21 and 19 years) I have only tasted the Ardbeg, so I won’t be able to tell you how each particular whisky contributes its characteristics to the overall blend. I will, however, be able to tell you this is a damned fine whisky.
Nose: Rich, sweet Ardbeg peat smoke with molasses and leather and a hint of ash. Breathing in deeper, you’ll discover a really fresh, lively zest underneath the smoke orange and lime rind (more lime than orange), sea air and sharp aniseed. A real dichotomy of aged earthiness and sprightly youth. If it didn’t taste so good, I could just breathe this in all day. Moving along
Taste: Slow graceful arrival–like the few old whiskies I’ve had. But in the later stages of the development there is a bit of a youthful suggestion on the tongue. I can’t help but wonder if this is an effect of the new casks this blended malt was aged in after blending (I’ve read they age it for an additional 15 years, however the label only specifies “over a decade”). Quick and relatively subtle malt notes off the top. Evolution then to pipe tobacco, very mild mannered spice and bitter sea-salt chocolate.
Finish: Not as long as I usually like, but very nice nonetheless. Pipe tobacco sticks around but the chocolatey spice reveals hints of prunes and evolves to old, clean leather. It leaves with a soft, fresh, wet woodiness. Like a mossy wood stack after heavy downpour.
Summary: This whisky left my glass much quicker than I wanted it to. As much because it is delicious as because it was a bit of an adventure trying to pick out the flavours. Just as I figured I had a flavour pegged, it would change or elude me
so I’d have to have another sip to rediscover or catch up to it again. Really wonderful stuff. And at this price point, an excellent value for someone wanting to broaden their “old whisky” experience without having to fork out a wallet-load of cash.
February 17, 2012 – 5:33 pm by Jane
Happy Friday everyone, thought you might like to read this lovely review of our Edinburgh Gin infused with Perthshire Raspberries from the purveyor.com which is a really good magazine and website dedicated to drinks!
“A Great Gin For those of you who adore the raspberry liqueur Chambord, then keep reading. Edinburgh Gin have launched a raspberry edition. Perthshire raspberries, pure cane sugar and the companys juniper gin is used to create this gorgeous 20% abv liqueur. The packaging is beautifully minimalistic and sold in both 50cl and 20cl bottles. Reminiscent of Sloe Gins, this Gin can be used very much like Chambord in Cocktails. The Gin is slightly tart in taste allowing it to compliment a great Champagne. Just add an ample dash of Raspberry Edinburgh Gin to a flute glass and top up with Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque.”"
Read the full article here http://fun.ly/1hi1b
February 6, 2012 – 3:39 pm by Jane
Last week Spencerfield Spirit provided an Edinburgh Gin cocktail at the UK Farm Retail Awards from FARMA (The National Farmers Retail and Markets Association) which took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
We created a dazzling new cocktail called the Edinburgh Gin Rhuberry which combined our award winning Edinburgh Gin and our new Raspberry infused Edinburgh Gin along with some of Cawstons Apple and Rhubarb juice. Please see below for the recipe to enable you to recreate this tasty cocktail in your very own home….
The Edinburgh Rhuberry
25ml Edinburgh Gin
12.5ml Edin Raspberry Gin
75ml Cawstons Apple & Rhubarb Juice
15ml Elderflower Cordial
12.5ml Lemon Juice
140ml total liquid, served in Collins Glass
A stick of Rhubarb to garnish
The Awards, known collectively as the FARMAs, recognise those farm shops, farmers markets, pick-your own and farm attraction sites, which are leading the way in 2012. They exemplify a passion for local food, a commitment to the farming and the environment, a talent for retail, and the fruits of a lot of hard work. Our products can be found in many of these farm shops throughout the UK, hence why we thought that it would be perfect for us to provide the cocktails for this exciting evening. The winners of the awards can be found here.
With Valentines Day just around the corner, watch this space for some lovely Raspberry Infused Edinburgh Gin cocktail recipes……
Love from all the Spencerfield Team