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.


March Glenfiddich Sampling Sessions

Back again by popular demand – Glenfiddich Mini Mentoring.

Dates:   Fri 11th March 2011,
                 Thurs 17th March 2011,
                  Fri 25th March 2011

Time:   5 – 8 PM

Join us for a FREE tasting sessionn with the Glenfiddich ambassadors in the WHISKI bar. No need to book, just come along and sample the delicious Glenfiddich range of whiskies. Everyone who participates will be entered into a prize draw to win a distillery tour of Glenfiddich.

3rd Feb Whisky Dinner & Whisky Tasting

Our first whisky tasting of 2011 is on 3rd Feb 2011 and it will for sure be a fabulous evening with a delicious dinner and a hosted whisky tasting aswell as cocktails made using our fabulous feature whiskies, see details here and book online or in the bar. Spaces are strictly limited and dont forget we will have the fabulous Gorms playing live Scottish/Irish music from 10PM after our whisky tasting !

Whisky Tasting



Dates: Thursday 3rd February 2011
Time: 6:30 for a 7PM start
Cost: £25.00

Join us for our charity 3 course whisky dinner and tasting with a twist.

Hosted by Patsy Christie, Mixxit Manager at Maxxium UK, f

eaturing The Macallan Fine Oak 15, Highland Park 12 and Laphroaig Triple Wood single malt Scotch whisky neat and sampled in classic whisky cocktails. Charity auction of premium whisky on the night to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.



Chefs Soup of the Day
with crusty bread


Scottish SALMON

Fresh Scottish Chicken breast
served with a Whisky & Mushroom Sauce

Award winning MacSweens Haggis, Neeps & Tatties

with our creamy Whisky Sauce



Whisky & Caramelised Walnut Cheesecake


Bookings now being taken via the website or in the bar

Burns Supper – 25th Jan 2011

Yes, as we head towards 2011, its time to think about what we can do in January and our ever popular Burns Supper is on again to celebrate the most famous poet in Scotland – Robert Burns.

Burns Supper
Robert Burns

Join us for a memorable Burns Night Supper to celebrate our national poet Robert Burns
whose message of friendship and Auld Lang Syne lives on.

 traditional Scottish fiddle band will be playing live in the bar from 9PM
to celebrate all things Scottish and ensure the night goes with a bang …



with our delicious whisky cream sauce



Complimentary nip of scotch malt whisky to toast the bard

Bookings being taken now

Xmas Menu @ WHISKI

The festive season is almost upon us and we still have time to ensure your Xmas lunch or dinner goes with a bang in December so give us a call on 0131-556-3095 to check availability. With live music every night and the best Scottish fayre, we will ensure you have acracking  good time.

LUNCH – £21.95, DINNER – £23.95



Cock-a-leekie soup


Haggis Fritters

with a red onion, Whiski chutney


with a rocket & parmesan salad with a lemon, caper dressingwith a beetroot and herb salad 

Grilled Goats Cheese


Roast Turkey
with all the trimmings

 6oz Fillet steak
from Upper Nisbet farm in the borders, topped with skirlie and served with clapshot
(£4 Supplement)

 Scottish Salmon Fillet
served with a ‘WHISKI’ wild mushroom and tarragon sauce

 Roasted Red Pepper
 with a tomato risotto drizzled with garlic & basil oil


(All main courses served with a selection of seasonal vegetables)


Traditional Christmas Pudding
with brandy cream


Poached Rhubarb
with Cream of Galloway Honeycomb ice cream

Chocolate and Chilli Cheesecake
with vanilla ice cream


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

Online Whisky Shop now live – The Whisky Still

Online Whisky Shop - The Whisky Still

Online Whisky Shop - The Whisky Still


Atlast, our online whisky shop went live in time for the Edinburgh Festival on the 6th August.  The Whisky Still will sell all the malt whiskies that can be sampled in the WHISKI bar and over the coming weeks we will be adding more so the range will exceed the Whiski bar’s malt whisky range.  Unforuntaley we have had to restrict to UK delivery only at the moment due to some information saying we cant export overseas – we are looking into it and aim to resolve this as soon as we possible can  and resume our worldwide delivery programme.

Have a look around our online whisky shop www.thewhiskystill.com and until the end of August, use discount code TWR-0810 for 5% off your total order at the checkout.