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Thursday 2 July 2020

Angels helping to protect the Cairngorms

So here it is, our new Angels' Nectar Cairngorms Edition, our Single Cask Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky bottled at 46% in partnership with the Cairngorms Trust to support environmental and community projects in the Cairngorms National Park.

Its a traditional Speyside dram with demerara sugar and gingerbread on the nose, which opens on the taste to reveal dried tropical fruit and a hint of marzipan. It is a limited edition of 263 bottles.

A donation from each bottle sold will go towards the Cairngorms Trust, whose vision is to encourage sustainable and community led development, which enhances wildlife conservation, outdoor recreation and cultural heritage in the Cairngorms National Park. Recent projects the Cairngorms Trust have assisted include improving habitat to encourage breeding ospreys and mountain footpath restoration.

With an area larger than Luxembourg, the Cairngorms National Park, is the UK’s largest National Park, but home to just 18000 people. Endangered wildlife resident in the park include capercaillie, wildcats, golden eagles, and black grouse. Four of the UK’s five highest mountains are in the park, but perhaps more importantly for whisky lovers, the headwaters of the River Spey are located within the park. 

For those who are missing the opportunity to get out and about in the Cairngorms this summer, what could be better than enjoying this taste of the Cairngorms at home. 

Available now from Balliefurth Farm Shop, the newly reopened Speyside Centre, and online from The Whisky Castle and our own on-line store.

Angels' Nectar Cairngorms Edition

Wednesday 8 April 2020

New on-line store

We, Highfern Ltd, the proprietors of Angels' Nectar Whisky, and UK importers of Langatun Swiss Single Malt Whisky, Smögen Swedish Single Malt Whisky, Strane Gin, Kinghaven Rum, and Seven Seals Whisky, now have our own on-line cellar door shop. You will find it at www.highfern.co.uk. Do please take a look, and let the Angels deliver your next bottle. (Yes, that is the address formerly used for this blog, which will continue but at the direct address https://highfern.blogspot.com).


Sunday 29 March 2020

How to make the perfect hot toddy

If ever there was a time for a Hot Toddy, that time is now. 

With its sweet fruity flavour and hints of honey and lemon, Angels' Nectar Original makes a great base for a Hot Toddy. So here is our rough guide for the perfect Hot Toddy. 

Find your favourite mug. Add one large measure of our Angels’ Nectar Original, a healthy dollop of heather honey, and a good squeeze of fresh lemon. Fill to the brim with hot water, stir and enjoy.


Perfect Hot Toddy

Monday 17 February 2020

Just Landed: Smögen Primör Revisited

We have just received a shipment from Smögen which includes the new Smögen Primör Revisited.

Established in 2010, Smögen bottled their first whisky, Smögen Primör in 2013, from a series of quarter casks. Those heavily roasted French Oak casks were refilled with Smögen’s trademark heavily peated spirit, and have now, after six years maturation, been bottled as Primör Revisited at cask strength of 68.2%. This is a big powerful whisky with peat that is earthy on the nose, but on the taste is peppery as it dances on your tongue. 

For independent reviews check out Malt Review, and in Swedish, check out En Liten Whiskyblogg and Tjeders Whisky. Look for Smögen Primör Revisited at Hedonism Wines, Gauntleys of NottinghamMaster of Malt, Nickolls and Perks, Shop4Whisky and The Whisky Exchange


Smögen Primör Revisted 68.2% Vol. 

Wednesday 12 February 2020

Seven Seals and Langatun triumph in the World Whiskies Awards

In last weeks World Whiskies Awards, hosted by Whisky Magazine, three of the whiskies we import from Switzerland picked up awards. 
Seven Seals Sherry Wood Finish 46% was awarded Gold and named Category Winner in the No Age Statement Swiss Single Malt category. In the same category Seven Seals Port Wood Finish 46% won Silver. 
Meanwhile not to be outdone, Langatun Old Bear 40% received the Gold Award in the Swiss Single Malt 12 Years and under category.

Time for a Swiss Dram!