Five of the best whiskies to enjoy with the Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a time of arts, creativity and performances. People from all around the world flock to Scotland’s capital to embark on getting their annual fix of culture and entertainment. It’s a joyous time. Edinburgh is buzzing with tourists and locals alike, sharing stories and creating new friendships.

Whether you are just interested in venturing up Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Mile and being entertained by street performers or perhaps you prefer more indoor theatre-related productions, Edinburgh Fringe Festival has a little something for everyone to enjoy.

Besides the festival, tourists enjoy coming to Edinburgh to sample our world-famous whisky. After a long day of viewing performance acts, the best way to wind down is with a classic, Scotch whisky.

Here are our top five whiskies of the month to enjoy with Edinburgh Fringe:

Craigellachie 10 year old

A classic whisky from our friends at Douglas Laing & Co, Craigellachie single malt was originally distilled in 2008 and spent ten years in a bourbon cask.

A gisty, malty and spiced nose that then warms to a floral and fruity tribute. Be sure to expect a rich honey note with malty aromas, some spice and a pleasant finish.

The perfect drink to toast Edinburgh Fringe Festival with.

Glen Scotia Double cask

In a tip of the hat to Edinburgh Fringe, Glen Scotia Double Cask is at the top of the list. An exceptionally good Campbeltown Single Malt that has been matured in bourbon barrels and then finished in outstanding Pedro Ximenez casks.

This amounts to perfectly balanced single malt offering rich spice, fruity overtones – namely spicy fruit and vanilla – finally overlaid with the characteristic sea spray and vanilla oak finish.

Benromach

We couldn't pick just one whisky from the guys at Benromach to enjoy Edinburgh Fringe Festival with as they are all simply too good.

Benromach is a Speyside distillery founded in 1898 and currently owned and run by Gordon and MacPhail of Elgin.

The single malts are beautifully balanced with a wisp of smoke, bringing back to life a unique taste of Speyside whisky sure to last a while on the taste buds.

We have a strong selection of Benromach whiskies in stock that need sampled today.

Berry Bros & Rudd bottled whiskies

Similar to Benromach, we couldn’t pick just one whisky from Berry Bros & Rudd to tell you about this Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

These guys have been trading whisky for over 100 years and they know a thing or two about satisfying the Scottish taste buds with their impressive palette of flavours.

We have a few in stock that are the perfect evening drink to enjoy with a cigar. Namely, Miltonduff 1995 – remember Scotland in style.

Tomatin Moscatel Finish 15 year old

This fantastic whisky from our friends at Tomatin will be made available from Jeffrey Street from the 16th August 2018 onwards – so don’t worry if you don’t plan on visiting the Fringe Festival until the end of the month because this whisky will be ready waiting for you then.

The expression, first distilled in 2003, has aged 15 years and has a limited run of just over 6000 bottles available worldwide – now there’s an excuse to come and visit us before this range comes to an end!

The whisky has been finished in first fill Portuguese Moscatel wine barriques for a period of five years, with the maturation imparting flavours of toasted almonds and oranges, sun-dried raisins and figs, creating a sweet and creamy finish.

If you are visiting this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is a whisky tasting on your list of things to do? It should be! How else are you to truly experience Scotland?

Whether you plan on bringing your friends or family along to a tasting event or simply want to take a bottle back home with you to remember you time in Scotland, visit Jeffrey Street today and we’ll give you a taste to remember.
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