New in……Garden Shed Gin

This is a wonderful, refreshing gin that has just arrived in the Wheatsheaf from The Garden Shed Drinks Co. We love it and so do our customers, but don’t just take our word for it, see the review below from the Master of Malt website:

“An excellent Scottish gin from The Garden Shed Drinks Company, made with a selection of 14 botanicals, including blackberries, dandelion root and lavender. Not only are the distillers concerned with making tasty gin, they’re also dedicated to supporting local environmental charities. Wonderful stuff! “

The Wheatsheaf also carries a wide range of gins, including theTanqueray range; Edinburgh Gin; Grey Goose; and for those who like rum, Kraken Black Spiced.

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For those who love “a wee dram”, we’ve also got a fantastic range of malt whisky. Remember to come in and take advantage of our “malt of the month”. You will see below just a few of the malts on offer at the moment.

Auchentoshan Three Wood

(Review courtesy of The Whisky Exchange) 

The ever-popular Three Wood is matured initially in bourbon casks before being finished in Oloroso then Pedro Ximénez casks for an extra layer of rich, sweet fruitiness. 

Nose: Blackcurrants, brown sugar, oranges, plums and raisins. 

Palate: Fruit syrup, plums and raisins – intense, sweet and complex. 

Finish: Fresh and fruity with long-lasting oaky sweetness 

Deanston 12-Year Old

(Review courtesy of Master of Malt) 

The new, relaunched 12 year old, this single malt has been bottled at a slightly higher proof, negating the necessity for chill-filtration and as such retaining more of its original charm. A lovely dram from the Deanston distillery. 

Nose: Light, cereals, zesty orange marmalade. Barley. 

Palate: Soft, nutty, caramel. Touch of salinity. Oak. 

Finish: Soft, quite abrupt, caramel. 

 Springbank 10-Year-Old

(Review courtesy of The Whisky Exchange)

Blended from a mixture of bourbon and sherry casks, the light colour of this malt belies the richness of its character. Picked up the top prize in its category at the World Whiskies Awards 2014. 

Nose:  Briar, pine nut, dried fruit, sesame oil.  With time more fruit emerges (raspberry, peach) along with some leafy notes. 

Palate:  Very creamy mouth feel, smoky & heathery, with honey, pepper & gentle spice. 

Finish:  Restrained peppery tingle with polished malt notes. 

Monkey Shoulder

(Review courtesy Master of Malt) 

Monkey Shoulder Scotch is a superb blended malt whisky from William Grant, made with single malts from three famous Speyside distilleries. The result is a smooth, creamy, supple and very malty Scotch which works superbly well on its own, with ice, or in whisky cocktails (where it really excels). 

Nose: An elegant, stylish nose of marmalade, cocoa and malt. Plenty of vanilla and a sprinkling of winter spice (nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon) alongside a mouth-watering hint of aniseed. 

Palate: Very malty, creamy delivery with a suggestion of berry fruit. Juicy toasted barley, cloves and butterscotch. Manuka honey, hot-buttered-toast and dried apricot develop. 

Finish: Medium length, spicy oak and a hint of peppermint on the tail.