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Monday, 4 June 2018

Be an Angel this Father's Day

With Father's Day in a couple of weeks, may we suggest spoiling your Dad with Angels' Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky? 
Inspired by the Angels' share (that's the colourful name given to the whisky lost to evaporation during maturation), our whiskies are vibrant and fresh, and bottled at natural colour. 
Our First Edition of Angels' Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, has been carefully created from a selection of Speyside and Highland malt whiskies and bottled at 40% Vol.. It is smooth and sweet with hints of apple pie on the nose, followed by heather honey and lemon on the taste.  
Our Rich Peat Edition of Angels' Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky has been bottled at the higher strength of 46%, and as the name suggests is heavily peated. Composed of two highland malts, the Rich Peat oozes a welcoming smoke like the chimney of an old Highland farm house, which is followed by a subtle sweetness akin to toffee apples and dark chocolate.
Amongst others Angels' Nectar is available from Amazon, Angels' Share Glass, Nickolls & Perks and The Whisky Shop Dufftown.
All being well, Dad will 'share' his bottle of Angels' Nectar with you!

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Angels' Nectar Whisky Caching round up!

The sweep team have been out this morning to collect the Angels' Nectar Whisky Caches, and bring them back to Angel HQ. Many congratulations to all that found our caches. 

A special thank you to Brenda and Denis, who not only found every cache, but despite finding one cache empty, left something for those following in their footsteps. The Angels will remember you!


Slainte!  


Saturday, 5 May 2018

Angels' Nectar Whisky Caching - Tomintoul Spoiler

Tomintoul Spoiler: The cache is located at the 'Still', one of the Snowroad installations, on the Tomintoul to Grantown road. There is a photo post, look over the wall from that, and you should find the cache under a small pile of stones.


Friday, 4 May 2018

Angels' Nectar Whisky Caching - Grantown spoiler

#Grantown Spoiler: Take the Viewpoint walk from near the caravan park.  Find Carn a Chille Chearr on the viewpoint (more or less due east). The Angels’ Nectar Whisky Cache is hidden behind a rock in that direction, approx 16 paces.


Thursday, 3 May 2018

Angels' Nectar Whisky Caching - Dufftown spoiler

Dufftown Spoiler: Take the Speyside way from Dufftown along the old railway line towards Craigellachie. On your right you’ll pass the former Convalmore distillery. A short distance after the last whisky warehouse there is a bench overlooking the River Fiddich. From there continue for approx 100 paces until the old railway line goes over a culvert. On your left there is a distinctive tree with numerous tree trunks, and nestling between them you should find the cache.  
The Ordnance Survey grid reference is 318433 on sheet 28. 





Thursday, 12 April 2018

Just landed: Smögen Barrique!

At 7 Years Old, Smögen Barrique is the oldest Smögen Svensk Single Malt Whisky release to date. Distilled from heavily peated Optic barley in 2010 and matured in four 225 litre French Oak barriques, which have given 1685 500ml bottles at 60.3% Vol. 
Described by distiller/proprietor Pär Caldenby as ’This is a Big whisky. From the intensity of our malty and peaty distillate, to a full-on cask influence from four classical barriques that previously held a Bordeaux red wine, with toasted oak, ground coffee, dark cocoa, mulled berries and apricots. Not for the faint hearted - just as should be!’. 
For some reviews please see Samuel Whisky, The Ladies Share and Whisky Saga
Initially released in Sweden on the 1st of March it will soon be available from Hedonism Wines, Master of Malt, Nickolls & Perks, Shop4Whisky and The Whisky Exchange.  

Smögen Barrique!



Friday, 30 March 2018

Angels' Nectar Whisky Caching returns

After a successful launch last year, Angels’ Nectar Whisky Caching returns for the 19th Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival.
Similar to geo-caching, but with whisky, we are preparing a trail of three Angels’ Nectar Whisky Caches which will be hidden across Speyside during the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival. Guests will be able to find the whisky filled caches via a series of clues after registering for the event via the Spirit of Speyside website. The first to find each Angels’ Nectar Whisky Cache will be rewarded with one of our 200ml bottles of Angels’ Nectar Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, perfect for sharing.
Whilst there is no charge to take part, we ask that whisky cachers leave a whisky miniature (or better!) in place of the dram they find. Thus everyone who finds an Angels’ Nectar Whisky Cache will be a winner.    
Geo-caching is a worldwide treasure-hunting phenomenon, which started in 2000 and has grown to encompass more than three million caches across 190 countries. Our Angels’ Nectar version does not require GPS, but as the search for the caches will involve some light walking, outdoor clothing and footwear are recommended. The caches will also contain a logbook for participants to record their visit, and guests are asked to share their experience and tasting notes of the dram they find on social media, with #angelsnectarwhiskycache
We hope Angels’ Nectar Whisky Caching will encourage festival goers to explore Speyside’s beautiful countryside and discover new drams. Whilst there is no need to have been geo-caching before, for the whisky loving geo-cacher, what could be better than a trail of Angel inspired whisky filled caches. Angels’ Nectar Whisky Caching is one of more than 500 events due to take place across Speyside as part of the Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, which this year runs from the 3rd to the 7th of May. We will also be offering a chance to try Angels' Nectar at Elephants in the Pantry, Grantown-on-Spey, on the 4th of May, Whisky Castle, Tomintoul, on the 5th of May, and Brodie Countryfare, Forres, on the 6th of May.