Tag Archives: Alex Nicol

Nights are fair drawing in

So this is what we all need http://whiskypicnic.org Kevin Erskine wrote about it in his Scotch Blog quoting Alex Edinburgh is really buzzing with cocktail bars and young enthusiastic professional barmen/mixologists – most of them from Australia, the US, and various European countries (with a few English thrown in for luck). Alex has been doing a Continue reading..

Drammie Awards

Drammies Award Well a big THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us in the drammies. We did exceptionally well and as well as having the vote of three of the best whisky writers in the world have the accolade of being the second-most underated whisky in the world – not bad for a very small company and Glenfarclas Continue reading..

They came from outer space

We have produced a great little back-bar piece – a little wooden barrel, lined with sheep skin (fake) with brass banding. We tested them at the newly opened “Illicit Still” in Edinburgh last December at a whisky tasting with a great bunch of young and not so young people from Scotland, England New Zealand, France and Sweden and they proved Continue reading..

Introducing:Spencerfield’s new team member

The Sheepdipper will shortly be carrying the Spencerfield’s colours to the race tracks of UK, He is a four year old bright bay out of Weldnaas and Good Job (a Deep Run mare) Hes heading to Overton near lanark for his first race track on Feb 16th to have his first race track outing – after racing!!! Continue reading..

Burns Supper: January 25th.

Find out more about NCH Scotland, the children’s charity Find out more about www.realradiofm.com Considering the ingredients of a Haggis, (particularly the casing) isn’t Sheep Dip the perfect whisky to accompany a Real Burns Supper? We think so. (Well we would wouldn’t we?) With the great date, for the great man looming, we thought some 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..

Kind words:

This from Jamie following last week’s Whisky Tasting:

The debate -”water, more whisky or ice?”

We just received the following e-mail from a gentleman in America which made me think about the old debate over what, if anything, should be added to (presumably to enhance) whisky. “Can you believe it, here I am, 76 years of age and I recently purchased my first bottle of Sheep Dip. Man, what a surprise. It Continue reading..