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Yorkshire Whisky

Started by: priscus (inactive)

New distillery opened in Driffield.

Producing from barley grown on The Wolds.

They are getting prepared for Scotland's leaving.

Started: 5th Apr 2017 at 13:27

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

Just caught it ont telly, first production has just been barrelled. Will be three years (minimum) in barrel before considered for drinking.

Replied: 5th Apr 2017 at 13:50

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Anybody remember the made in Wigan red rose whisky. Very nice it was too especially the special edition single malt. Cheers

Replied: 5th Apr 2017 at 14:47

Posted by: graneyjoseph (4618) 

sold in Yates wine bars I think.might be wrong.

Replied: 5th Apr 2017 at 16:52

Posted by: priscus (inactive)

The Late Peter Yates Birthday coming up soon.

Wish Yates Wine Lodges still honoured his bequest: the Birthday Port, which was at a stunningly low price.

Have posted on here in the past about the stuff.

I think they no-longer do it.

Googling certainly did not find it, and the last mention I could find of it on line was some bottles on eBay, changing hands at collectors prices!

Replied: 5th Apr 2017 at 17:09

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

From daily mail 1996

A LANCASHIRE man is distilling whisky in Wigan and selling it to . . . the Scots.

Jeff Hampson, a qualified brewer, began making his Red Rose Lancashire Whisky ten years ago. Now, with three staff, it turns out 50 cases a week at around [pounds sterling]13 a bottle, some of which goes to bars and restaurants in Scotland.

If memory serves the Hampsons ran Potter's herbal remedies.

Replied: 5th Apr 2017 at 18:30

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

They did i-spy, though the whisky was brewed and distilled in Burnley. It is now a collectors item.

Red Rose Lancashire Whisky

Replied: 7th Apr 2017 at 13:40

Posted by: i-spy (15034) 

Didn't one of the Hampsons marry Jennifer Moss the Wigan actress who was coronation street's first problem teenager

Replied: 7th Apr 2017 at 17:21

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

Yes, Peter, was a bit of a wild black sheep apparently.

I doubt this whisky would be glugged.

whisky shop

Replied: 7th Apr 2017 at 20:00

 

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