Berry Brothers and Rudd Whisky Tastings 25/01/2013 and 1/02/2013

berry bros and rudd whisky

24th Jan 2013 and 1st Feb 2013 – exclusive Berry Bros & Rudd Whisky Tasting
to be held our shop’s stunning Whisky Tasting Rooms, 4 North Bank Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2LP

BOOK ONLINE HERE

Berry Brothers & Rudd are not only Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchants but they are one of the most most respected and revered independent bottlers in the country.

Johnny McMillan from The Great Whisky company will be here at the Whiski Rooms to host a tasting of some of the amazing whiskies Berrys’ have to offer.

Ticket numbers are very small so we’d advise to book quickly in order to try out some of these amazing exclusive whiskies.

Tasting ticket price includes £5 voucher redeemable against any 70cl single malt whisky in store.

Tickets are non-refundable and you must be over 18 to attend the event. T&C’s apply

WHISKI ROOMS OPENING 18th JUNE 2011

Whiski Rooms

Whiski Rooms

It’s been a long time coming but our latest venture will open it’s door for business on Saturday 18th June 2011. Well, whats WHISKI Rooms all about? A bit of hybrid and here’s a brief rundown: –

– a whisky shop with a dedicated tasting room hosting daily whisky tastings

– a bar with ~ 300 whiskies, full range of draughts including Edinburgh’s own Innis & Gunn  on draught, extensive list of  cocktails, full range of premium wines and champagne, premium spirits including many Scottish options, a full range of quality soft drinks.  Come and see our Ardbeg Rooms where you will enter Islay time !

– an all day bistro menu  serving fresh local Scottish produce including freshly made cakes & scones, all made on the premises

So we are almost there and hope to see you once we open.

Rare Glenlivet 70 Years Old Auctioned to help Japan

Gordon & MacPhail has donated bottle No. 1 of its rare Generations Glenlivet 70 year old to  raise funds to aid the relief effort in Japan.   “We have decided to donate bottle No. 1 of Generations Glenlivet 70 Years Old to a special charity auction to raise money for the relief effort.  All funds will be paid to the Red Cross who will use them to help the Japanese people recover from this devastating natural disaster”. 

Glenlivet 70 year old

“We all feel helpless in the face of a tragedy so we are looking to do something practical”, said David Urqhart from Gordon & MacPhail. 

Bonhams Edinburgh, who are giving their services for free, will deliver the special charity auction on Tuesday 29 March 2011 at 7.00pm GMT.  The auction will be held at Bonhams 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh and online at http://www.bonhams.com/eur/auction/19503/lot/1

 Gordon & MacPhail launched Generations Glenlivet 70 Years Old at a special event at Edinburgh Castle on 8 March 2011.  Distilled in 1940 only 100 full sized decanters have been released for sale in 2011.  Whisky connoisseur Charles Maclean describes the single malt: “The Glenlivet 1940 opens a door into a different time, another country. To smell and taste this exquisite whisky is to experience the past in a unique way – layer upon layer of flavour, profound and evocative.” 

The whisky is beautifully presented in a tear-shaped hand-blown crystal decanter with an elegant British Hallmarked silver stopper. The decanter nestles in a sterling silver base and is framed in a handmade box, crafted in Scotland using Scottish Elm.

 This is a beautifil whisky and very rare so this is your chance to buy it and support the Japan releif effort at the same time.

Highland Park 50 Year Old

Well, I don’t think we can afford this for the   WHISKI  bar but I bet it’s a stunner that I hopefully get to try one day. Here’s what they say about it.

Highland park 50 year old

Highland Park 50 Year Old

Highland Park 50 Year Old is the distillery’s oldest and most prestigious release. Only 275 bottles of this remarkable Limited Edition are available. It is a vatting of five casks distilled in 1960. Like all Highland Park, the 50 year old has been cask-harmonised, that is to say, refilled into casks upon reaching maturity in order to ensure perfect balance and consistency.

Highland Park 50 Year Old has been bottled at 44.8% abv to ensure the full impact of the rich, complex flavours that come from a lifetime of maturation.

Inspired by the elemental forces of Orkney, each bottle is hand-crafted from sterling silver and designed by Maeve Gillies, an internationally-renowned designer of engagement rings and bridal jewellery based in New York. Maeve is also a Global Scot, a business ambassador for Scotland. Her design for Highland Park 50 Year Old celebrates Orkney; in particular the influence of the sea, wild weather and the passage of time.

If you have visited the distillery you will know that the Orkney Islands offer an unspoilt environment of breath-taking beauty and clarity. They are much influenced by their location; the sea, wind and rain all combine to create a unique micro-climate. The triumph of Highland Park 50 Year Old is that the design retains the purity of the original inspiration, that of Orkney itself. The beautiful, bespoke bottle with its hand-fitted sterling silver cage is a suitably stunning setting for such a venerable single malt.

Highland Park 50 Year Old is available at £10,000 per bottle and is limited to 275 bottles

WHISKI Insider – Top Selling Whiskies for Oct 2009

This will be a new feature where we will publish the top malt whisky sellers in the WHISKI bar. We started with the October 2009 top sellers and with over 250 whiskies to choose from, making it into our top 20 top 20 sellers is no easy task !

Well done to all the brands for making the top 20 and look forward to seeing many repeat entries.

Below is a list of WHISKI’s top 20 WHISKY Sellers which is in no particular order and excludes the house pourers for October 2009


ARDBEG 10 YO
BALVENIE DW
BOWMORE ORIGINAL
BRUICHLADDICH PEAT
BUNNAHABHAIN 12 YO
COAL ILA 12 YO
CRAGGENMORE 12 YO
DALMORE 12 YO
DALWHINNIE 15 YO
GLENFARCLAS 15 YO
GLENFIDDICH 12 YO
GLENMORANGIE 10 YO
HIGHLAND PARK 12 YO
JURA 10 YO
LAGAVULIN 16 YO
LAPHROAIG 10 YO
LONGROW GAJA BAROLA 7 YO
MACALLAN SHERRY 10 YO
OBAN 14 YO
TALISKER 10 YO

Maxxium Whisky Tasting – Thur 14th May 2009

Famous Grouse whisky
Famous Grouse whisky

Join us as we work our way through a fabulous selection of malts and blended whiskies including the limited edition Famous Grouse 37 year old (only 250 bottles produced in memory of Robert Burns 250th Anniversary).
We are auctioning a bottle of the limited edition Famous Grouse 37 Year Old in aid of the
Edinburgh Sick Kids Hospital so you can try it on the night and if you like it, you can bid for it in aid of the Sick Kids Hospital with all proceeds going to this very worthy cause !                                                                                                                                                                    

Hosted by George Redpath, Maxxium’s Brand Development Manager, this evening will be entertaining and informative and all guests will leave with a miniature bottle of Highland Park whisky.

Our line up is as follows:

The Black Grouse
The Famous Grouse Gold Reserve 12 year old
Macallan Fine Oak 15 year old
Highland Park 18 year old

The Famous Grouse 37 year old