You’d need a gantry the length of Hampden Park to show most of the whiskies available today, so let’s just say we do our best to cover the bases with a great selection from all 6 Scottish Malt Whisky regions, some wonderful luxury blended whiskies plus a few overseas belters (I know – just don’t be afraid).
We’ve got a fair number which are listed in “101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die” by Ian Buxton. Give it a wee read whilst you’re here (or even purchase a copy from us) and see and taste what he’s talking about.
Currently going like hotcakey-things –
Aberfeldy 21 year old single malt – ‘Best Highland Single Malt’ 2014 World Whiskies Awards
Tobermory 15 year old single malt – ‘Best Island Single Malt 13-20 year old’ 2014 World Whiskies Awards
Nikka Taketsuru 17 year old – ‘World’s Best Blended Malt’ 2014 World Whiskies Award
And GINS by jove – here are just a few currently playing at a small hotel in Hightae…..
Sipsmith VJOP (Very Junipery Over Proof) Gin, London
The Botanist, Islay Dry Gin
Monkey 47 (Schwarzwald Dry Gin, Germany)
Spirit of Hven Organic Gin (Sweden)
La Campagne Sauvignon Blanc, VdP d’Oc, France £13.95
Luis Felipe Edwards, Lot 66 Sauvignon Blanc, Rapel Valley, Chile £14.95
Etchart Privado Torrontes, Salta, Argentina £16.50
Chardonnay Langhe, Domini Villa Lanata, Italy £16.95
Pinot Grigio, Collezione Marchesini, Italy £15.70
Flagstone Noon Gun Blended White, South Africa £15.95
La Campagne, Cabernet Sauvignon, VdP d’Oc, France £13.95
Luis Felipe Edwards, Lot 18 Merlot, Rapel Valley, Chile £14.95
Berri Estates, Shiraz, SE Australia £16.25
Chianti Rosso Ruffino, Italy £17.25
Marques de Morano Rioja Crianza, Spain £16.25
Flagstone Longitude Blended Red, South Africa £15.95
Whispering Hills, White Zinfandel, California, USA £14.25
Rocco Prosecco Brut, Conegliano e Valdobbiadene, Italy £19.50
Louis Dornier et Fils Brut, Champagne £29.50
We’re extremely chuffed to have West Brewery beer here on draught at The Hightae Inn. They brew some amazing stuff, in accordance with Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Law), and currently have 4% PURE Lager on tap.
We also have Guinness on the surger system – “it’s science Jim, but not as we know it”.
Bottled beers include Greenmantle Ale from Broughton Ales near Biggar, Bellhaven 80′ from Dunbar, Caledonian Deuchars IPA and the rather stunning Innis & Gunn Rum Finish small batch beer, both from Edinburgh.