The Coo malt whisky bar was born in Crieff in April 2009.
Looking for a USP, Mandy Silver decided to open a whisky bar and The Coo was born in Crieff in April 2009. Starting with 6 bottles of malt. “I was very green, so it took an age to decide what next to order. Over the years I’m pleased to say my knowledge has improved (still so much to learn though) and glad to say the collection has grown to around 150 bottles. Whisky has turned into my passion, having tried all my bottles (some more than once!) how lucky am I?
I take selling my drams very seriously and it is very important to me that a customer enjoys their dram; so I like to spend a little time chatting with a whisky drinker, ensuring they choose the right dram for themselves.
I had lots of lovely customers coming from Sweden and Germany each year to visit me, as well as my loyal locals who supported the Coo. During that time I was awarded a 5 star from Trip Advisor for 2012 and 2013, won the Drammie Award in 2013 and was voted ‘The Best Whisky Bar in The World’(!!) and had an entry in ‘Lonely Planet Travel Guide’ 2013.
Sadly in 2013 the Coo building was sold and I had to relocate. Before I left, I trademarked Curly Coo Bar so I was able to continue my business elsewhere and my many lovely foreign visitors would be able to track me down…” Mandy Silver.
Award winning whisky bar relocates to Stirling city centre.
Once the capital city in Scotland, the city of Stirling continues to remain one of the country’s most significant historic settings. With sites such as Stirling Castle, The Wallace Monument and the Old Town Jail, Stirling is truly a city of national significance that continues to appeal to hundreds of thousands of tourist’s year in year out. As well as being a city of historic and cultural importance, Stirling is also home to one of the country’s most impressive whisky bars. Appealing not just to tourists, but students and other local residents alike, Curly Coo Bar now situated centrally in the city’s Barnton Street offers all the appeal of a tucked away Highland retreat right in the heart of Stirling.
Offering in excess of 130 malt whiskies, not to mention many beers, wines and spirits of choice, Curly Coo Bar is one of those bars that just have to be sampled and enjoyed. The Drammie Award winning bar of 2013 & 2014 boats a 5* rating on Trip Advisor for 2013 & 2014 and prides itself in being very much a whisky bar with a personal touch.
Bringing with her a wealth of experience and knowledge, owner Mandy Silver is the absolute perfect hostess ensuring your experience in Curly Coo Bar is enlightening, educational and ultimately memorable.
“Since opening the new Coo in Stirling, I have built up a loyal customer base. It’s a cosy wee bar with a stove to keep you toasty in the colder nights… It’s also very exciting being in a University town and I’ve introduced malt whisky to many of the students (in moderation of course) I hold regular whisky tastings and an annual Wee Whisky Fest in October.
In 2015 I was voted Whisky Bar of the Year in Scotland in the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge and also shortlisted in the Dram magazine for Whisky Bar of the Year.
For the non-whisky drinkers I have a good selection of local craft kegs, Scottish cider and a great selection of Scottish Gins. If you’re in Stirling I look forward to seeing you at the Coo.”
BOWMORE ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY VAULT EDIT1°N ATLANTIC SEA SALT,
CRAFTED AT THE HOME OF THE WORLD’S OLDEST SCOTCH MATURATION WAREHOUSE
Available now from whisky specialists
RRP £100 | ABV 51.5%| 700ml
15 February 2017 – Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Whisky, home to the world’s oldest scotch maturation
warehouse, has announced the launch of Bowmore® Vault Edit1°n Atlantic Sea Salt, the debut release in a
four-part limited edition collection of whiskies. From now until the end of 2019 a new whisky will be released
every year, each of which will unlock one of Bowmore®’s four key flavours; Atlantic sea salt, peat smoke,
vanilla sweetness and citrus fruits. Crafted in the unique conditions of Bowmore®’s maturation warehouse
the No.1 Vaults, Bowmore® Vault Edit1°n Atlantic Sea Salt is the ideal gift for whisky lovers with a savoury
AN UNRIVALLED SERIES
Bowmore®’s unparalleled range of award-winning single malts is renowned for four key flavour characteristics
found in every bottle. From the salty sea spray of the Atlantic Ocean that pounds the distillery’s ancient coastal
wall, to the gentle peat smoke synonymous with this famous Islay malt, Bowmore® will proudly showcase its
distinctive qualities with the launch of the Vault Edit1°n series.
UNLOCK HIDDEN DEPTHS
The Vault Edit1°n series takes its name from Bowmore®’s
legendary No.1 Vaults, which was established in 1779. It has been
said that time stands still in the chilling sea-air atmosphere of the
No.1 Vaults and transforms single malt whisky into liquid gold to
create Bowmore®’s perfectly balanced expressions and the
distinctive flavours highlighted by this series: Atlantic sea salt,
peat smoke, sweetness and citrus fruits.
AN OCEAN OF FLAVOUR
Aged in ex-bourbon casks, the first release in this highly
anticipated new series will highlight Bowmore®’s distinctive salty
flavour profile with notes of salted honeycomb and Atlantic sea
spray perfectly balanced with notes of sun-ripened fruits, zingy
spiced cocoa and blood orange. Created using hand selected casks
to create a refined liquid of greater depth, Bowmore® Vault
Edit1°n Atlantic Sea Salt reflects the distinctive climate in the
depths of the No. 1 Vaults. This sublime whisky is awash with
blackberry, sea salt and kumquat offering a lasting finish that
opens out like the vast Atlantic Ocean that the Bowmore® distillery overlooks.
Bowmore® Vault Edit1°n Atlantic Seat Salt will be available at specialist whisky retailers, as part of a fourpart
limited edition series, one of which will be released each year between now and 2019. The next
release in the Vault Edit1°n series will be Vault Edit1°n Peat Smoke.
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Macallan M 1824 Series – Bringing you more latest whisky news and opportunities to find those harder to find whiskies , Malt Marketing continues to innovate and develop and throughout 2017, Malt Marketing will help pick out those rare opportunities to buy and continue to introduce many of the latest releases from some of the most renowned distilleries today.
The Whisky Vault, est. 2008, is an online rare whisky specialist store providing top quality rare and collectable whiskies globally direct to your front door.
With over 2000 items in their catalogue including over 1800 single malts, there are expressions of whisky that are very rare and indeed sought after.
With a forte in supplying unique, rare and collectable specimens to the world’s army of whisky lovers with a fair, quality and efficient customer service why not check out The Whisky Vault for yourself.
The Irish Whiskey Museum, which is housed in an Edwardian style listed building on the bottom of Grafton Street is the first Irish whiskey museum in the world! The Museum is housed over three floors with lift access to every floor. Together with excellent bus routes and close proximity to train stations, not to mention several multi storey car parks nearby, in terms of accessibility, the location is hard to beat. The building has been carefully and sympathetically refurbished and has wonderful views over the front of Trinity College and College Green from our Cafe Bar at the entrance level to the Museum.
The Irish Whiskey Museum tells the story of Irish whiskey from its origins to the present day and gives visitors a glimpse of social and political history during the various stages of the rise and fall and rebirth of the whiskey industry in Ireland. Visitors availing of the tour option are given a guided tour of the museum during which our very knowledgeable guides tell stories from the various stages of history. The tours are complemented by state of the art technology and interactive props through four very different areas of the museum representing different stages in the development and growth of whiskey in Ireland. Tours run every day except Christmas day from 10am to 6pm (last tour).
At the Irish Whiskey Museum, we also cater for small to medium sized private groups and parties for every occasion. The atmosphere in the museum is cosy and intimate whether there is 20 or 120 in attendance and we can cater for both size groups and everything in between.
Events are generally held in the evening time once the last public tour has ended. We are very flexible and we will try our best to accommodate any type of event that potential clients are considering. Whether you are entertaining clients, team building, having a staff get-together or whatever the occasion, we will be happy to discuss the options available. For more information, check out the venue hire section on our website at