Easy Sipper North British Single Grain Scotch Whisky, 11y 2011
Highlands, The Whisky Cellar, 700 ml
Matured in ex-bourbon casks, this whisky from the North British Distillery in Edinburgh presents the light aromas of vanilla, buttercream, toffee, citrus fruits and a hint of coconut typical of single grain. On the palate, it is accessible and soft on the finish. What started as an idea during the lockdown in the UK has become a reality. Founder Keith Bonnington thought: what if we could bottle the sweetest whiskies imaginable to celebrate the physical reunion of friends? The kind of whiskies that everyone enjoys. The kind where you pop the cork and never see it again. With rays of sunlight meandering to distant mountains, rainbows, a hot air balloon and the hope of better times ahead. Because, who doesn't enjoy the sight of a hot air balloon with a good glass of whisky in hand? Easy sipper means easy drinking!
Cask is All Important!
Two Scotsmen, Keith Bonnington, founder of The Whisky Cellar and Jimmy Roser, Managing Director of Baur au Lac Vins explore the art of whisky making by talking – and drinking a fine selection of superb Scottish whisky.
The Whisky Cellar
The Whisky Cellar was founded in 2017 as an independent Scottish bottler by whisky expert Keith Bonnington
Bonnington, who lives in the heart of Edinburgh, can look back on a career in whisky spanning almost two decades. For over 10 years he was responsible at Edrington for brands such as the Macallan and Highland Park.
Highlands: Clans, Schafe, Whiskys
Die schottischen Highlands, die nur wenige Kilometer nördlich von Glasgow beginnen, und sich von dort über fast 400 Kilometer bis zum nördlichsten Zipfel des schottischen Festlandes ziehen, sind eine mystische Landschaft. Seit Jahrhunderten wird hier die Politik und die Kultur von alteingesessenen Clans bestimmt. Auf dem kargen Hügelland dominiert die Schafzucht. Zudem reifen hier einige der komplexesten und elegantesten Single Malts.
Scotland – Wild history, warming whisky
Whiskey, bagpipes, kilts – These are the most famous elements of Scottish culture. It has not been conclusively determined who invented whisky. The Scots and Irish both argue that they invented the “water of life.” Food and drink definitely tops the Scottish export categories. Every second, around 40 bottles of whisky are purchased. So it’s hardly surprising that whisky makes up around 80 percent of total food and drink exports.