As once the capital city of Scotland, Stirling offers residents and visitors a historical and cultural experience that would leave the rest of the country envious. Stirling also boasts a rather unique and special whisky bar that again would leave even the rest of Scotland, also a little envious. The Curly Coo Bar centrally located on the towns Barton Street offers a warm and welcoming traditional Scottish experience.
With over 130 malt whiskies to choose from, the back bar offerings of The Curly Coo Bar would leave even the most discerning whisky aficionado in a quandary over what to pamper their palette with. A warm and welcoming ambiance greets those entering, with the horseshoe bar, warm log fire and coziness offering an atmosphere consistent with any Scottish hunting lodge or highland retreat.
The Curly Coo Bar received a 5 star rating from Trip Advisor for 2012 and 2013, won the Drammie Award in 2013 being voted The Best Whisky Bar in The World while at the same time featuring in Lonely Planet Travel Guide in 2013. Furthermore the Curly Coo Bar was voted best whisky bar in Scotland in 2015 in the Scottish Field Whisky Challenge and continues to remain recognised as one of Scotland’s finest whisky bars.
Having started off her career with only 6 bottles of malt whisky, proprietor Mandy Silver has not only built up her range of malt whiskies to over 130 but has continued to build and develop her own knowledge over the years. Having sampled each and every one of the 130 malts on offer, Mandy is perfectly placed to offer serving suggestions whilst providing an education to those fortunate enough to experience The Curly Coo Bar for themselves.
So if adding one place to your list of whisky experiences to enjoy in 2019, let visiting The Curly Coo Bar be it and enjoy this magical experience for yourself.
The Benromach Distillery Company Ltd has announced the release of two Heritage expressions, Benromach Heritage 1977, an exclusive41-year-old single cask vintage (49.6% abv) and Benromach Heritage 1972, a rare 46-year-old single cask vintage (55.7% abv).
Matured in single Refill American Hogsheads, these sought-after expressions are both available for worldwide sale from 21st February 2019. Benromach Heritage 1977 offers a smooth dram with hints of spice, while Benromach Heritage 1972 is brimming with exotic fruit flavours leading to an ashy smoke finish.
Benromach Heritage 1977 displays flavours ofwarm apple pie, poached pear and hints of ginger, mixed with subtle floral notes complemented by rich apricot jam. Only 122 decanters of this single cask vintage were bottled from cask number 1269 on 8th October 2018.
Also launching today, Benromach Heritage 1972has a golden amber hue with a tempting nose of vanilla custard, honey and tropical fruits, with intriguing hints of mature oak and an edge of fresh menthol. With lingering oak flavours and hints of smoke on the finish, just 75 decanters of this single cask vintage were bottled from cask number 4471 on 11th December 2018.
Keith Cruickshank, Benromach Distillery Manager, said: “We’re proud to build on the popularity of previous Benromach vintage releases from the 1970s with these unique single cask bottlings that represent different moments in time from the distillery’s rich history.
“Through careful monitoring and regular sampling throughout the maturation process, these remarkable releases have been aged to over 40 years each. Both golden amber single malts are brimming with fruity flavours and subtle oak notes. The release of these vintage expressions is an outstanding start to an exciting year for Benromach.”
Both expressions are beautifully presented in a decanter-style bottle with shapes and textures inspired by the distillery. The bottle has a copper-foil embossed label and nestles in a dark oak wooden box, representing the original washbacks at Benromach. The copper cut medallion on the packaging signifies the moment in time when the distillers cut to the sweet heart of the spirit run.
Benromach 1977 and 1972 will be available worldwide from 21st February 2019. Benromach 1977 has a recommended retail price (RRP) of €1,500 (£1,250) whileBenromach 1972 has an RRP of €1,750 (£1,500). Prices in local markets will vary depending on local taxes and duty.
Benromach is one of only a few distilleries in Scotland to use traditional methods, without any automated machinery. The small team of distillers employ all their senses when crafting the classic Speyside single malt Scotch whiskies, managing the process by sight, sound and touch to create the unique, handcrafted and authentic Benromach taste.
For more information about Benromach, and to explore the range of expressions available, please visit: www.benromach.com.E
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With arguably the best whisky tours operator in the UK, Malt Marketing is in an excellent position to be able to offer exceptional whisky tours across Scotland. Taking in multiple distilleries as well as sampling Scotland’s breath taking natural beauty, each tour can be tailored specifically to your own requirements.
Whether you are coming from Edinburgh or Moscow, Europe or America, all aspects of your tour including your travel in Scotland, accommodation and tasting schedule will be taken care of. The sampling we leave to you…
First released in April 2008, HIGHLAND PARK 40 Year Old is batched in very small quantities with only 10 casks selected for each bottling – it’s the culmination of years of whisky-making knowledge and experience.
Described in Whisky Magazine as ‘an incredibly well drinking Highland Park… sharing some of the 18 Year Old’s refinement but taking it into a different league’, our 40 Year Old is both highly complex and beautifully balanced, a rich and luxurious single malt at once deep, aromatic and smoky, yet singing with the sweetest notes of soft toffee, dark chocolate and fragrant orange zest.
ABV: 48.3% | Volume: 70cl
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.
Tours – 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).
Private Hire – 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 http://www.irishwhiskeymuseum.ie
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