Spencerfield Spirit

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December 14, 2011 – 6:25 pm by Jane

Tasting Panel Magazine

We have just launched all our products in the US and we are already starting to get some great press!

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November 22, 2011 – 3:39 pm by Jane

Check out the the fabulous Christmas cake recipe on Real Food Festivals website.


I may seem a little old-fashioned in that I don’t use a mixer but
make my cake in a big mixing bowl – most modern mixers aren’t
big enough to accommodate the ingredients of a big Christmas
cake anyway, and it’s such a pain washing them. Our children
have always liked to be included in any cake-making – it’s the
thrill of taking lots of different things and creating something
else. And indeed how else will they learn to cook? I use an Aga,
so I just pop the cake in the bottom oven and leave it to cook
for 2½ or 3 hours. Then I take it out and test it by sticking
a knitting needle into the cake.


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November 21, 2011 – 4:09 pm by Jane

Sheep Dip

Cut to 2 minutes 30 to see Alex and our whisky stall !

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November 1, 2011 – 1:17 pm by Jane

We are about to launch a brand new whisky and would like some assistance picking the product name. The winner will receive the first ever bottle we produce of this exclusive whisky

Background of the Whisky:

  • This whisky was distilled and blended in 1999 in Scotland, in 2002 it was then shipped to Sanchez Romate in Jerez, Spain
  • Once in Spain the whisky was racked into Olorosso (Sherry Butts) and left for nine years (this is a 12 year old Whisky)
  • We will produce 1500x6pack cases and this batch is unique and irreplaceable
  • The whisky smells distinctly of chocolate, raisins, cream soda and oranges
  • The name of the whisky should begin with Sheep Dip’s  __________

So please get your thinking caps on and you could be in with a chance to win an exclusive and limited edition whisky.

All comments/ideas to be posted below or emailed to jennifer@spencerfieldspirit.com

We will give you the weekend to think about it and take all ideas in on Monday. Good Luck!


The Spencerfield Crew

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November 1, 2011 – 1:15 pm by Jane

Here in the office at Spencerfield Spirit Company we are really excited about our recent delivery from Bertie Girl. She has sent us an outstanding collection of scrumptious mobile phone cases – made from the impossibly beautiful Harris Tweed.  Unique, quirky and totally original – the only way to describe these little beauties.

We will be selling these perfect gifts at some of the forthcoming Christmas fairs dotted about the UK, they’ll be coming with a little miniature whisky all for the bargain price of £15.95

Bag yourself a treat or an original gift before they run out!  Even Sid the office cat was impressed.

About Spencerfield Spirit Company

Here at Spencerfield we pride ourselves on being a close-knit, family run business. We are whole-heartedly dedicated to providing a quality niche alternative whisky to the more conventional mainstream brands. The flagship product, the irreverently named, yet seriously flavoursome Sheep Dip, with its stablemate, the seductively smooth Pig’s Nose. It is your choice of miniature! Our whiskies have been joined by the refreshingly indulgent Edinburgh Gin, available in a 20cl bottle. Check out the latest at www.spencerfieldspirit.com

About Bertie Girl

Bertie Girl makes these brilliant phone cases lovingly by hand. There is no compromise on design or quality and these are of limited edition. All her products are robust, practical and stylish beyond doubt. Her ethos is to ethically source and promote low impact, environmentally friendly local products. See her designs at www.bertiegirl.co.uk

About Harris Tweed

For centuries the islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra have woven the magical cloth the world knows as Harris Tweed, Clo Mhor in the original Gaelic – ‘the big cloth’. For more information on Harris Tweed go to www.harristweed.org

Email us for details at info@spencerfieldspirit.com – don’t leave it too late…..

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November 1, 2011 – 1:04 pm by Jane

Happy Friday everyone!

We are giving away 10 pairs of tickets to Living North – the Essence of Christmas at Gosforth Park Racecourse, Newcastle (3rd-6th November). To be in with a chance to get these great tickets please email jennifer@spencerfieldspirit.com with your full name and address. Its a simple as that!

Love from the Spencerfield Crew x

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August 19, 2011 – 11:58 am by Jane

This week has been a busy week and we have a undertaken another cocktail competition in association with the Scottish Society of Professional Bartenders.

Barman Bruce Hamilton from Ondine in Edinburgh has been crowned the winner of Edinburgh Gin’s new cocktail competition hosted in association with the Scottish Society of Professional Bartenders.

The competition put the city’s talent to the test with entries from all over Edinburgh. Bruce Hamilton impressed the judges with his excellent recipe and triumphed over competition from Edinburgh’s leading bartenders with his Edinburgh Gin ‘Edinburgh Citrusity’ cocktail

The winning drink was a refreshing mix of Gin, Aperol, Orange Juice, and Vermouth and will be seen in the Skinny magazine’s Cocktail column next month. The winner received a case of Edinburgh Gin and a bottle of Sheep Dip’s Old Hebridean 1990 Whisky. The runner up was Roddy Short from the Balmoral Hotel with his Edinburgh’s Orchard cocktail.

Judges were Martin Duffy, secretary of the Association of Scottish Bartender’s, Hattie Nicol and Bruce Borthwick both from Spencerfield Spirit. They all had a great time

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August 19, 2011 – 10:48 am by Jane

As usual it is incredibly hectic here at Spencerfield – lots of summer events, orders and work to be getting on with. Last week we sponsored Fest magazine’s 10th Anniversary Festival party at the Electric Circus club in Edinburgh. Hattie and I went along to give out 3 hours of free Edinburgh Gin cocktails which went down really well! We served up two cocktails – A classic Edinburgh Gin and Fentimans Tonics with a stick of Lemongrass and a Edinburgh Gin and Fentimans Rose Lemonade with fresh strawberry. There was some brilliant cabaret acts on and the club was full of the great and good of Edinburgh. It was a brilliant evening and we were really pleased to be a part of it. See below for some pictures.

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August 5, 2011 – 2:47 pm by Jane

It’s been a hectic few weeks here at Spencerfield with lots of summer shows and events keeping us all very busy. In the last few weeks we have been to Hopetoun Horse Trials, Turriff Show, Cartmel Show, the CLA Game Fayre and the East of England Show. It’s great to get out on the road and meet all our lovely customers. Here is a pic of our stand (and the lovely Hattie!) at Hopetoun Horse Trials last week.

Hattie and the Spencerfield Spirit stand at Hopetoun Horse Trials July 2011

In other news we have received a further two awards for our Edinburgh Gin - The International Wine & Spirits Competition honoured us with a brilliant Silver Award.

And here is a picture of the actual certificate!

Furthermore The Guild of Fine Food awarded Edinburgh Gin an impressive two Gold Stars.

August is a great month – (hopefully) good weather and of course the Edinburgh Festival. We are looking forward to some great events during the Edinburgh Festival;  watch this space for some more information.

Don’t forget you can also follow us on twitter @Edinburgh_Gin / @sheep_dip or join our groups on Facebook (Sheep Dip Fold / Pig’s Nose Drove / Edinburgh Gin) for regular updates on all the madness happening at Spencerfield!

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the good weather

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May 12, 2011 – 11:39 am by Jane

Sheep Dip ‘Old Hebridean’ 1990 has been awarded a near perfect 94 points in Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2011 :) :

‘”Nose: every aspect has the buoyancy of an anchor, the subtlety of Hebridean winter winds. Thick peat offering both smoke and a kippery saltness is embraced by honey; Taste: big, weighty delivery with an immediate spice and honey delivery; a butterscotch barley theme appears and vanishes like a small fishing craft in mountainous waves; Finish: that honey keeps the pace and length while a beautiful red liquorice beefs up the vanilla; Overall balance and complexity: you honey!! Now, that’s what I call a whisky!!!”

Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2011

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