Posts made in August, 2016

supplier spotlight: a.d.rattray

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in supplier spotlight | 0 comments

When it comes to whisky a.d.rattray sure do know their stuff. establishedway back in 1868 (not long until they are celebrating 150 years!) their goal is to delight whisky enthusiasts all over. they are at the top of their game supplying excellently balanced own label blends and single malts, not to mention their specialism in unusual and rare casks, yum. It was in the late 1800s that a.d.rattray began to represent many renowned highland malt distillers. The most notably being stronachie. The company sold bulk whisky to West of Scotland wine and spirit merchants, publicans and the main Scotch whisky blending houses in and around Glasgow. After changing hands in the 1900s the company has now returned to the family and is owned by Mr Tim Morrison, previously of Morrison Bowmore Distillers and fourth generation descendent of Andrew Dewar Rattray. It was in 2004, born out of tim’s extensive knowledge and expertise that tim bottled a selection of his own handpicked stock of whiskies and the a.d.rattray cask collection was born. You can’t fault their purpose – to bottle unusual and exclusive casks of Scotch...

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in supplier spotlight | 0 comments

a story of discovery, legend and passion. With an eclectic and prolific range of craft beers we are proud to have williams bros. available at the left bank. Their history is quite something, starting out from a homebrew shop in glasgow moving to alloa– the old brew capital of Scotland. Things began to turn for Williams bros. in 1988 when they had a visitor to the shop who held a translation of the recipe for ‘Leanne Fraoch’. The recipe had been handed down through the generations and she was keen to sample the historic brew with her family. She shared the recipe in exchange for the knowledge on how to brew the ale. From this simple exchange Williams bros. developed their ‘Fraoch’ Heather Ale using this ancient process, rumoured to date back to 2000 BC! After a few years, the brothers worked on expanding their range of historic scottish brews. ‘Alba – Scots Pine Ale’ a Viking recipe introduced to Scotland, ‘Grozet – Gooseberry Wheat Ale’ a 16th century monk recipe ‘Kelpie – Seaweed Ale’ an early west coast brew ‘Ebulum – Elderberry Black Ale’ A recipe introduced to Scottish Highlanders by Welsh...

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