Forth Valley & Perthshire
The Coo 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 to not just 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 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.”
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Whisky Galore at The Green Welly Stop – Selling Scotch Whisky since 1976.
With many years of experience behind them, there’s no better place to source your whisky.
Venturing into the online world in 2007, quietly building up their stock levels to what they are today. If there is a bottle that you are looking for – don’t hesitate to contact them at Whisky Galore.
In 2013 and 2015 they were ‘Highly Commended’ in The Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Scotland Award for Online Retailers, an award for which they are immensely proud.
Find out more about Whisky Galore on the main section of the Green Welly’s main website, there you will be able to see what they have on offer in other areas of the business, such as The Outdoor Store, their Gift Shops and more!
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