Independent High Street Shop with Internet Shop Prices
This will surprise a lot of people, but despite being a small niche retailer on a typically expensive High Street, we are very competitive on prices. We try to match and occasionally actually beat, the two largest online retailers whilst also saving you on postage costs when buying in the shop. We also do not believe in having two prices, so you will not see a “web exclusive” price. The price is the same whether you are buying in the shop or online.
There are even occasions where we not only match but also even beat the supermarkets for pricing (unless they are doing loss leaders)! We cannot always do so as our costs vary depending on availability and supplier, but we do try. If you think we are not competitive on a particular price please ask and we will look at what we can do.
Maintaining this competitive price is exceptionally difficult to do for a small shop like ours but we want you to not only get the best service and advice we can give you but also the best value.
We are constantly updating our products, bringing you new whiskies as they are released or ones we have bought in following customer recommendations. These are shown below for a while until they are superseded by newer products.
Distillery of the Month
Every month we feature a different Distillery as our Distillery of the month. We then feature expressions form their range on the tasting barrel.
Our Distillery of the Month for October is Paul John.
“Hailing from the contemporary oasis, enticed by 6 row barley from the foothills of the Himalayas amalgamated with the indigenous Indian ingredients from the bays of Goa; the beautiful spirit of life was created. Established in 1992, John Distilleries has been channelized under the stalwart Mr. Paul P John, the chairman of John Distilleries. Mr. Paul John, after charting his way through the lanes of Scotland, and investigating on the country’s distillation and whisky culture, it occurred to him to embrace and yield a single malt made in India not just for the Indians to relish but for the whole world to experience-‘The Great Indian Single Malt’. His passion for creating liquor brands of international repute has led the company to earn prodigious laurels such as the Asian whisky of the year, World whiskey brand ambassador of the year, Spirit selection awards and the count is endless.”
We have all five core expressions plus the Christmas special release available to taste – why not expand your whisky horizons.
Other Whisky that is available to taste
We always have some fine bottles for whisky open for tasting. These can be found on either of our tasting barrels or if not on show then just ask as we store some out back as we do not want to swamp the barrels.
Prices change all the time as our various suppliers change their prices. When we can, we offer some items for sale if we manage to get hold of them cheaper from other suppliers or we are price matching other sale prices. Prices only last as long as we have stock at the cheaper prices available.
“The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whisky. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.”
Winston Churchill – British Prime Minister
“Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whiskey makes it go round twice as fast.”
Compton MacKenzie – Scottish writer
“Always carry a flagon of whisky in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake.”
W.C. Fields – American comedian, actor, juggler and writer
“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”
Mark Twain – an American writer and humourist
“There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others.”
Raymond Chandler – Novelist and screenwriter
“My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.”
William Faulkner – American writer and Nobel Prize laureate