*NEW GIN ALERT*
Delighted to be stocking Arran Gin from @isleofarrangin
Arran Gin is a true representation of the rugged peaks and stunning seascapes of the island affectionately known as 'Scotland in Miniature'
The punchy London Dry style gin is packed full of botanicals including locally foraged Common Hogweed Seed, Meadowsweet, Noble Fir, Sea Lettuce and Fuschia.
To serve, we recommend over plenty of ice, a premium tonic and a slice of orange or grapefruit. Also great as a sipping gin.
#MyWhiskyReview - The Arran Sherry Single Cask 1998 (2014 Autumn Release) ✓ [Recommended if you like the Style/ Distillery] •
Style: Sweet, Creamy and Spicy
Gentle flow of creamy apricots and poached pears on the nose, clean and fragrant. Very nice. Dry spices – nutmeg, ginger and a subtle hint of Tsao-ko. White flower, oak staves and vanilla sticks stirring at the back. Quite aromatic, simple but elegant.
Starts with subtle sherry notes and we have more clean apricots and candied pears as we approach. Orange drops and coconut cream slotted one level down. Vanilla milk swirling gently, then comes a powerful spice spike, followed by dry spices again, ginger, earthy nutmeg and more Tsao-ko. Pretty similar to what the nose has suggested. Sweet and spicy all the way to the end.
Aloe vera, smashed apricots and vanilla malt to finish.
It is a sherry cask matured Arran but the red fruits are pretty much at the back seat throughout the journey. This Arran shows more of its distillate character – a combination of sweet fruits, creamy texture and dry spices. A minimalistic style of whisky, it is not over the moon, but not every expression has to be like a novel, especially when it is easy-drinking and delicious.
[52% / 1998 Distilled / 2014 Bottled / Single Cask / Aged 16 Years / 17 of 279 Bottles / Cask Number: 130 / Cask Strength / T]
First time back on the home trails for nearly 4 years. The climbs seem easier, the descents less technical, and the loops shorter... The hills still looked as good as ever in their autumnal guise though!
@visitscotland @visitarran @canonuk #landscape#scotland#visitscotland#isleofarran
Stravil jsem jednu noc Campbeltown. Tentokrát ne ve stanu ale přes stránku Warmshowers jsem potkal skvělé lidi. Zjistili jsme, že žádné trajekty do Ballycastle už nejezdí, takže musím šlapat zpátky. V Cambletown není jen dobrá whisky ale i super východy slunce. :) Nová trasa povede přes ostrov Arran. Tam je taky skvělá distilerka na whisky, takže mi to ani nevadí. :) Mimochodem pořád se vybírá na pomoc dětem - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jiri-sejna
one #night in #campbletown . This time without tent but through #warmshowers i've met #amazing#people . We found out there are no #ferries anymore to #ballycastle , so I had to #cycle back. In Campbeltown is not only great whisky but also #amazing#sunrises . :) New #route will include #isleofarran - another #great#whisky#distillery so I don't #mind#really :) #still#fundraising by the #way to #helpchildren - https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jiri-sejna
“an absolute beacon in a rather dark sea”
The Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST) established the first No Take Zone in the UK in 2008. Their work has resulted in an amazing recovery of the seabed ecosystem and fish stocks in Lamlash Bay and other areas around Arran.
Jenny Stark, Coast’s Marine Outreach Officer, will give an illustrated talk on Coast’s remarkable achievements and how living in West Kilbride we can benefit from and support their work.
COAST is recognised throughout Scotland and internationally as a dynamic community group that leads the way on marine conservation and restoration, and as a hub for marine science in the Clyde. It has won various awards and has been described by George Monbiot as “pathfinders” and by the Scottish Government as “trailblazers”. Tickets via www.facebook.com/vertexfest or @steamerslaundry @agifttaegie
Pop up box office at The Barony Centre Mon-Sat 12pm-1pm @crafttownscot #whatsonayrshire#vertexfest2018#westkilbride#ayrshire#coast#isleofarran#environment#talk#community