Well my friends, here we are again at the end of yet another difficult year for many of us and, although we thought the the light at the end of the tunnel was getting brighter and closer to hand, it would seem that as I write, the world seems to be once again heading in the wrong direction. We face the second Christmas with the question hanging over us “should be be mixing with friends and family or not”. Either way the one thing that we know for sure is that we have plenty of the good stuff to keep us warm as we sit out yet another winter and whether you are sitting in company or just enjoying a dram by the fireside, we hope that with our latest release we are helping to banish the winter blues, so lets crack on and see what we were up to durning November.
First and foremost, our Autumn Release 2021 is out on the market. The stock allocated for the UK market was not large and it flew off the shelves from the Good Spirits Co in a couple of days. The rest of the stock is just about to arrive to Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Canada and Singapore. Please follow us on social media for more details where to find our drams.
Well, last month I was leaving you with the tales of us being on the road, so I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t start there again. So where did November take us? First up, I headed to a place I love to visit and a wee session with the St Andrews Whisky Society, courtesy of my good friend Mr Aedan Andrejus Burt. On the night we had a great gathering of over 40 hardy soles who turned up to be the first group to have the chance to sample and taste our latest outturn and on the night it was a draw between the Ben Nevis 8 year old finished in Palo Cortado sherry cask and coming in at a sturdy 56.7% ABV and by it’s side our Tomatin 10 year old in 1st fill white Port at a much more delicate 53.1% ABV. At the end of the night we also raffled off any dregs along with a full bottle of our Foursquare single cask, cask strength rum in aid of the brilliant charity WaterAid. I am delighted to report that we managed to raise £400 on the night so a massive thanks and congratulations to Aedan, his team and all involved. Very much looking forward to doing it again one of these days.
We are delighted to have all of you with us folks and, hopefully when the world turns normally again, we will look to get to chance to pop out to say hello in person. Closer to home and it is with great pleasure that we welcome along our new pals on Glasgow’s south side with the Rum Shack now stocking both our Foursquare and Clarendon single cask, cask strength rums. A huge thanks to Brian and his team for being so welcoming! Here is to a long and happy relationship with all of you. Our rum can also be found on the Master of Malt now and that the products that are sold now all of them scored 5 star with the people who bought them, which is amazing to see, indeed. With our Clarendon rum, our Sales Manager for New Zealand Khi Leonard has created a modern style rum cocktail, called “I don’t like Cricket” , which we suggest trying if you grab a bottle of this rum.