Two pieces of news from Edencrofts this week…
Number 1 is a great offer on the Royal Lochnagar – The Distillers Edition
Though the origins of the Lochnagar distillery go back to 1826, it was some 22 years later that its received its royal approval. In 1848, Queen Victoria selected Balmoral Castle as her holiday residence.
Only three days after she had arrived, the distillery manager John Begg made an invitation to Prince Albert to visit his distillery, knowing he was interested in all things mechanical.
To his surprise, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and their three eldest children visited the next day. The rest, as the saying goes, is history. So impressed were they with the whisky, John Begg immediately received a Royal Warrant of Appointment as supplier to the Queen.
Each Distillers Edition expression undergoes a second (or ‘double’) maturation in casks that have previously held a fortified wine. Carefully matched for a second maturation in Muscat casks, this is a beautifully soft and rounded whisky that’s a pleasure to drink.
STRENGTH: 40% ABV
APPEARANCE: Rich amber, with polished copper tones.
NOSE: Immediate strawberry jam, bags of jelly babies, then a richly malty heart with malt loaf and Dundee cake. With water, sweeter (rich fresh fruit aromas, as in a village fruit shop) and a hint of almond oil.
PALATE: Oily. Fruity, with a silky cereal smoothness.
FINISH: Soft and biscuity, as with old fashioned fig rolls. Lovely late warmth.
PRICE: £32.50 per bottle – saving 32% on the standard retail price of £47.50.
(Promotion available whilst stocks last.)
News Item Number 2
is that Edencrofts now have the final details of the Master Class’s that will be held at this years Cheshire Whisky Event, the whisky tasting and sampling event of the year, taking place on Monday May 7th at Willington Hall, Cheshire.
12.00pm Ardbeg & Glenmorangie – Presented by Penny Still
1.30pm Bruichladdich – Presented by Craig Johnstone
3.00pm Bourbon – Presented by Alex Johnson
4.30pm Balvenie – Fiona Keyzor
If you would like to attend one of these class’s on the day, please contact Mark at Edencrofts as soon as possible.
EDENCROFT FINE WINES
8-10 Hospital Street
Tel: 01270 629 975
Mob: 07974 650 998
The Cheshire Whisky Event 2012
Willington Hall is famous for its unrivalled views across the Cheshire countryside and magnificent sunsets behind the Welsh mountains, Willington Hall stands in 17 acres of award winning formal gardens and parklands.
Appealing to both the enthusiast and the novice alike, and with expert advice on hand and the opportunity to learn about the whisky basics, The Cheshire Whisky Event is intended to provide the ultimate whisky experience.
The Cheshire Whisky Event gives you the unique opportunity to sample over 100 of the greatest whiskies in the world, whilst mingling with the producers and distillers, marketers and visitor centre staff, all under one roof.
In addition to learning about the world of whisky, you have the opportunity to sample rare and sought after whiskies and meet the stars of the industry.
EXHIBITORS: The Cheshire Whisky Event brings a different balance of exhibitors, however, one thing we do guarantee is a selection of the greatest whiskies in the world.
MASTER CLASSES: These tutored tastings provide a unique insight into the world of whisky and your chance to ask all those hidden questions. You have up to an hour of intense time learning more about your favourite whiskies. Many of the Master classes are dedicated to one brand or expression, presented by brand ambassadors, master distillers, leading experts or Whisky Magazine writers, the Whisky Taste Master classes always guarantee a memorable experience.
TASTINGS: Taste and discover great whiskies, from the classic ranges you may have sampled before to rare and exclusive bottling’s. Exhibitors are always on hand to talk (and drink) you through their range whiskies providing invaluable knowledge and experience.
New to whisky or a seasoned expert, there is something new for everyone to try at The Cheshire Whisky Event.
ADMISSION PRICE: £12.50 per person (tickets available from this link), which includes all samples and admission to one master class.*
SCOTTISH DISTILLERIES ATTENDING:
Isle of Arran
The Old Malt Cask
AMERICAN DISTILLERIES ATTENDING:
IRISH DISTILLERIES ATTENDING:
JAPANESE DISTILLERIES ATTENDING:
(* Please note: Tickets will not be available to purchase on the day of the event.)