Ben Bracken 22 Year Old Islay Single Malt

Ben Bracken is one of Lidl’s whisky brands and the stable generally contains the ‘too good to be true’ expressions which are released as limited editions. This 22 year old Islay Single Malt was released for Christmas 2016 and is priced at £44.99, making it a very tempting proposition indeed. It also won the ‘BestContinue reading “Ben Bracken 22 Year Old Islay Single Malt”

Abrachan Blended Malt

Abrachan Blended Malt is an expression produced by Lidl and is part of the standard spirits range. It comprises of single malt whiskies which have been matured in 3 different casks; Bourbon Barrels, Oloroso Sherry Butts and Tawny Port Pipes before being vatted together to make the blend. It doesn’t carry an age statement, butContinue reading “Abrachan Blended Malt”

Christmas Spirit with Lidl

It’s the 1st December and hence definitely time to be thinking about (re)filling the drinks cabinet for the festive season. If you’re looking for some well-priced options, read on! A few weeks ago, we were fortunate enough to be invited along to the Lidl Christmas Spirits event at the excellent Lucky Liquor in Edinburgh. OverContinue reading “Christmas Spirit with Lidl”

Christmas Spirits Gift Ideas 2016

It always feels too early to be talking about Christmas Gift buying, but the festivities are just over one month away. Following on from our 2015 gift list, here’s a few suggestions which may help if you’re struggling for inspiration. Boozy Baubles Pickering’s Christmas Gin Baubles (Credit: Pickering’s Gin) Why nobody has done this beforeContinue reading “Christmas Spirits Gift Ideas 2016”

X FLASKS Hip Flasks — X marks the Spot!

The list of useful accessories available for the whisky / spirits drinker is relatively small, but a hip flask is right up at the top. We own many flasks in the Braw Spirit household, ranging from the free gift we got when buying a bottle of Laphroaig at the airport through to a rather swankyContinue reading “X FLASKS Hip Flasks — X marks the Spot!”

Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar at SMWS Queen Street

This summer, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s flagship venue at 28 Queen Street had a complete refurbishment. Spiral stairway at SMWS, 28 Queen Street The members room and restaurant were each moved up a floor, leaving ground floor free to host a new whisky bar; Kaleidoscope. Queen Street has been open to non-members for over aContinue reading “Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar at SMWS Queen Street”