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Whisky galore at shop

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: September 29, 2013

James Molden with the new batch of Queen of the Moorlands Whisky

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A NEW batch of a popular whisky has been launched.

The Wine Shop in Leek is, once again, stocking the famous Queen of the Moorlands Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

When new coowner James Molden, pictured, took over the Russell Street shop earlier this year, the only offerings of the Queen of the Moorlands Whisky were of the rare cask kind.

But now, James has sourced and chosen a Speyside distillery which is now supplying the Leek shop with its own brand of a 10-year-old and a 15-year-old Queen of the Moorlands Whisky.

James said: “It’s good to have the Leek whisky label back, and it appears our customers feel the same as we have sold quite a few bottles since having it back on the shelves.

“One customer the other day came in to buy a bottle of the 15- year-old one to send out to a friend in America.

We will be looking at bringing in an even older version for that special occasion, and possibly some more rare cask ones.” As well as restocking the spirit, James is gearing up on other potential Christmas gifts for wine and whisky connoisseurs.

James, who has also introduced a new loyalty card scheme at The Wine Shop, said: “We will be offering special hampers with wines, beers and whisky miniatures.” As well as running The Wine Shop, James now offers private wine tasting parties as well as wine and whisky tasting evenings at public venues.

The next will take place at The Rock Inn, Upperhulme, near Leek on October 4.

The evening, which is being run in association with Gordon and MacPhail, will offer guests six whiskies to taste as well as a meal, for £20.

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