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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Angels' Nectar Whisky Caching Craigellachie spoiler

Hopefully those of you who have been playing today have found the Angels’ Nectar Whisky Cache in Craigellachie, but just in case, its at Ordnance Survey Grid ref: 290452, on the hill side of the Speyside Way, underneath a rhododendron, which you'll find between this bench and the tall larch. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Introducing Angels' Nectar Whisky Caching - our whisky treasure hunt for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival

Helping themselves to every cask on Speyside, the Angels get a bad name. So for the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, and with a nod to geo-caching, we at Angels' Nectar Whisky have decided to try and help the Angels make amends by giving something back.
So on behalf of the Angels, we will be laying a trail of three Angels’ Nectar Whisky Caches across Speyside, with a series of clues to find them during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. The first to find each Angels’ Nectar Whisky Cache will find one of our new 200ml bottles of Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, perfect for sharing.
Whilst there is no charge to take part, we ask that if you take anything from the Angels' Nectar Whisky Caches, do please leave a whisky miniature (or better!) in its place. This way everyone who finds an Angels' Nectar Whisky Cache will be a winner.
The first step: please visit our listing on the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival website,  and register to begin receiving the clues. Good luck!

Thursday, 15 December 2016

'Excellently-made malt' - Jim Murray on our Rich Peat

We are loving Jim Murray's review of our Rich Peat Edition in his 2017 Whisky Bible so thought we would share it here: 
(90.5) n22.5 peat and coal dust; t23 soft smoke on delivery followed through with ulmo honey and a twist of lemon. The sugars are profound; f22.5 slight vanilla, but the peat is more assured now; b22.5 excellently-made malt: sticks unerringly to the script. 46%
Thank you Jim!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Strane Gin matures

We are excited to release the new Limited edition Strane Oaked Gin.
Based on Strane London Dry Navy Strength Gin, Strane Oaked Gin has then been matured for eighteen months in a former Sherry butt, which has also previously matured heavily peated Smögen Whisky, and then bottled at 55% vol.. The sherry cask has added flavour and structure, and the result is a wonderfully fragrant sipping gin. Or for a long serve, Pär Caldenby, Distiller/Proprietor at the Smögen distillery, suggests replacing the whisky in your Whisky & Soda with Strane Oaked.
Strane Oaked Gin offers an astonishing crossover between Gin, Whisky and Sherry, which we are sure will delight fans of craft spirits.

Amongst others Strane Oaked Gin is now available from Hedonism Wines, Nickolls & Perks, Master of Malt, Robertsons of Pitlochry and Shop4whisky. 

Strane Oaked Gin

Friday, 1 July 2016

Angels' Nectar toasts shortlist success again

The Rich Peat Edition of Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, from Grantown-on-Spey based Highfern Ltd, has been shortlisted in the 2016 Highland and Islands Food and Drink Awards, for the Best Drink Award.
The Highlands & Islands Food & Drink Awards are now in their 12th year and celebrate the best of food and drink from across the Highlands and Islands and the Cairngorms National Park.

Speaking as he received the good news about their shortlist success, Highfern founder Robert Ransom said: “To be shortlisted for the second year running is a fantastic endorsement from the Highlands and Islands Food and Drink Awards for our fledgling whisky business. Indicative of the interest in our new Rich Peat Edition of Angels’ Nectar, amongst others we have shipped export orders to the Netherlands, Germany, South Korea and Sweden.’

Inspired by the Angels' share, the traditional name given to the whisky lost to evaporation during the maturation of Scotch Whisky, the Rich Peat Edition of Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky has been created from a selection of Highland malt whiskies, and oozes a welcoming peat smoke, with hints of toffee apple and dark chocolate. With its innovative ‘Angels within Angel’ graphic design (which won the 2015 Scottish Creative Award for Illustration), Angels’ Nectar presents a much-loved story from whisky folklore in a contemporary fashion. 

Judging for the awards took place at the Kingsmills Hotel in Inverness with a panel of judges examining and tasting the entries. The judges included representatives from Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scotland Food & Drink, and the current Ambassadors of the Year, Jill and Callum Clark of Connage Highland Dairy.

The winners will be announced on Friday 21st of October at a glittering awards ceremony at the Kingsmills Hotel, hosted by comedian and broadcaster, Fred MacAulay. 

Monday, 9 May 2016

'Whisky for the Gods' arrives in the UK

Langatun Single Malt Whisky, from Switzerland, of which the Old Bear Cask Proof expression has been described by Jim Murray in his renowned guide The Whisky Bible, as ‘Whisky for the gods…’, is now available in the UK for the first time.
With a history dating back to the 1860s, Hans Baumberger, grandson of the original founder Jakob Baumberger, reopened the Langatun Distillery in 2007.  Initially we are offering four triple distilled single malt bottlings from Langatun.  
Old Deer is the distillery’s classic single malt, distilled from un-peated barley, fermented with an English stout yeast, and matured in sherry and chardonnay casks. Bottled after six years maturation, Old Deer is offered at sipping strength of 40% and cask proof of ~62% Vol.
Old Bear, named as a tribute to the family’s former brewery, which had a bear as its emblem, is the distillery’s smoky offering. Distilled from peated malted barley and intriguingly matured in former Chateauneuf-du-Pape casks, again for six years. Like Old Deer, Old Bear is offered at 40%, and cask proof of ~62.5% Vol.
For a chance to taste Langatun (and Angels' Nectar Rich Peat), join Robert Ransom, at The Whisky Exchange’s Covent Garden store on the afternoon of Friday the 13th of May, for a drop in tasting. Langatun is also available from Drinkfinder, Hedonism Wines, Lincoln Whisky Shop, Master of Malt, and Shop4Whisky. For more on Langatun, please also visit www.langatun.ch.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Join us for a Dram - Whisky Festivals and tastings

Do come and join us for a dram!

Friday 8th July 2016
Sampling at The Storehouse, Foulis Ferry, Dingwall, from Noon to 4pm. Alongside Angels' Nectar we will also be sampling Strane London Dry Gin.

Saturday 9th July 2016
Sampling at DeliMair, Aviemore, from Noon to 4pm. On taste will be the First Edition and Rich Peat Editions of Angels' Nectar.