LOADS of tastings recently added on the run up to the end of the year (note how I didn’t mention the word Christmas. Good, eh?). First up we have a couple of beer tastings to celebrate Glasgow Beer Week. After that there’s the usual selection of whisky, gin, tequila etc. Plus we’ve announced our first brandy tasting for fans of cognac, armagnac and other brandies.
As well as our own events we’re lining up some good friends to come along and show off their wares, such as SMWS and Springbank. More details on those to be announced shortly.
Keep an eye on our Tastings page for more details and further tastings as we zoom towards December!
Our little barrel has been topped up with some Glendullan 12yo to give it a bit of a pick-me-up. This feisty, fresh malt has added a good bit of oomph to the ongoing blend and is rather delicious if we do say so ourselves!
See the Cask 23 page for full details.
Our first Bourbon Tasting on Friday 10th of February was a sell out! 30 guests were delighted to sample a range of quality drinks from the USA starting with corn (Mellow Corn – £24.50), rye (Pikesville – £21) and wheat (Bernheim – £58) whiskies. This gave everyone an idea of the different styles that can be found and combined in bourbon to give various flavours. Of these three the Pikesville was a particular favourite and sold out! We now have more back in stock and will honour the discounted price for those who were disappointed on the night.
The next three bottlings were all bourbons: Fighting Cock 6yo (£28), Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo 107 Proof (£56) and Elijah Craig 18yo (£53). The room was split almost 50/50 on either the Rip Van Winkle or the Elijah Craig being the best of the night. Me? I preferred the Elijah Craig. Just. But the Pikesville also hits the spot for those on a budget.
Stay tuned for another bourbon tasting in the future but next up we have rum, gin and whisky. See the Tastings page for details or the Events section of our Facebook Page.
Our next whisky tasting will be Friday 16th March and will no doubt feature something from Ireland, being the day before St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the usual running time of 7-9pm and cost of £15 per ticket in advance.
If there’s a particular tasting you’d like to see us do then don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are also available for private tastings for any occasion (we’ve recently done both stag and hen tastings) for a minimum of 6 people up to 30. Get in touch if that’s something you might be interested in and we can give an idea of what would be involved.
We’ve added another couple of tastings to our calendar. First up we have another evening of Rum on Friday 24th of February followed by a Gin Tasting on Friday 2nd of March.
Both tastings feature 6 spirits and run from 7-9pm. Tickets are £15 each and are available in advance only from the shop in person or by phone on 0141 258 8427. First come, first served!
We hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. We’re getting back into the swing of things here at The Good Spirits Co. with a couple of great tasting nights.
Firstly, in honour of our national Bard, we’re hosting a Burns Tasting on Thursday 26th of January at 7pm. Tickets are £15. For this one we will be covering a broad range of Scotch whiskies including some brilliant blends and marvellous malts.
Following on from that we have our first Bourbon Tasting on Friday 10th February at 7pm. Tickets are also £15. This evening will include rye, wheat and corn whiskies as well as bourbons.
To book your place on either tasting please pop into the shop or call 0141 258 8427. See you then!
What a start to 2012! A pat on the back to us. Barely 7 months open and we have been voted the Best High Street Whisky Shop 2011 by The Whisky Boys. Top notch!
I also got a wee one for my whisky festival. See the full list here.
Next week we will be creating Batch 4 of our own in-store mini-bottling in our octave cask. A few bottles of Batch 3 are still available. We will be adding a sherry-casked Deanston to the mix next week which we are all looking forward to trying.
We also have just one bottle of our Lost Batch 1 left in stock. If you haven’t seen this yet we have also created a side project of very limited bottlings of stock that we think is a bit too special to be put in the cask and should be allowed to shine on their own. The first batch is a blended mal containing some very old and interesting whiskies. Batch 2 will be a bit of a winter warmer. These bottlings usually only run to 24 x 20cl bottles.
Cask 23 Batch 2
Our lovely wee barrel in the shop has now been topped up with some feisty Aberfeldy 2000 and so Batch 2 is born. Now ready for purchase.
We have renamed our barrel Cask 23 to tie in with the shop number and so each batch from now on will be called this. The Aberfeldy has added a fresh dimension to the contents which should grow spicier by the day as it reacts with the wood. The Bunnahabhain is still very evident on the nose but the Aberfeldy has taken over the palate and at the current cask ABV of 50% provides a hefty malty wallop!
£15 for a 20cl bottle.
Our friends at Heavenly are just off the phone having offered us a great deal for our customers. Show them any receipt from The Good Spirits Co. dated between August 16th and September 16th and they will give you 10% off your food! How good is that? Situated at the top end of Hope Street, across from our friends at The Pot Still, they serve great vegan food with an indie soundrack. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to visit them then now’s a great time to do so.