Welcome to the whisky blog from Turmeaus Whisky and Cigars, Watergate Street, Chester.
Firstly let me introduce myself; I am Peter Spinks and I am lucky enough to work within our whisky and spirits store. Over the coming months I hope I can introduce you to some fabulous whiskies, fine spirits, wines and champagnes.
One of our best-selling whiskies has been the delightful Glen Scotia Double Cask, this whisky is a classic Campbeltown malt and is finished in a combination of first fill bourbon barrels followed by time in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks to produce this outstanding malt whisky that provides the perfect balance of rich spicy fruits overlaid with the characteristic sea spray and vanilla oak finish of the house of Glen Scotia. this whisky is one of my favourites and especially at the current bargain price of £39.99 per 70cl.
With summer upon us, I would like to recommend some gorgeous summer drinks ideal for those BBQ’s and summer parties. We currently have some delightful Swedish AIVY flavoured vodkas, which are infused with some really interesting ingredients. My favourite is the Pear Strawberry & Mint which is lovely to make a fruit punch out of.
I combine crushed ice with four measures of vodka, fresh strawberries, fresh mint and top with soda water. This makes a lovely fruity punch style drink ideal to share or just for yourself!
Gin has made a massive comeback in recent years and is more popular than ever, it fascinates me how many types and brands of Gin are available. We stock an amazing range which includes dry, cocktail and botanical gins, all which can be complimented by our range of Fever Tree tonics.
The current must have gin, Chase Williams dry gin, is now in stock and really is something special. Chase Williams are from cider country in Herefordshire and they have won numerous awards. I love this gin and pair it with Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic water and a slice of lime, just so refreshing!
We had another very successful cigar & fine spirits event at the Gorgeous Bar Lounge Chester. At this event we enjoyed some newly launched Drew Estate Undercrown Shade cigars paired with Flor de Cana Nicaraguan rum and single malt whisky from Glenturret.
I can honestly say that Flor de Cana rum is one of the finest I have tasted, a beautiful smooth rum which is unusually 5 times distilled. This gives a rum of superior purity and contains no additives or colours. The rum is slow aged in hand made oak barrels which give it great depth of flavour. Flor de Cana is available starting at the entry level 4 year old which is perfect for mixing Cuba Libre and Mojito, 7, 12, 18 years and the flag ship 25 year old.
So with the weekend now so close, come and visit us and treat yourself to something to quaff. I’ve already got my eye on a bottle of Flor de Cana 18 year old rum!
Whatever you choose, enjoy and have a great weekend!