During these uncertain times, lockdown has seen many of us increase our daily exercise in an effort to keep fit and healthy. Exercise is not only good for keeping you physically fit but is a fantastic way to boost your mental wellbeing too! With some of us really going for it, we thought, why not put these extra miles to good use and raise as much money as possible for SAMH, a charity close to our hearts here at SWE. … More SWE will walk 500 miles and SWE will walk 2500 more.. for SAMH
A beautiful blog written by Paula Arthur, long time whisky fan and expert. Paula is a veteran of Islay’s festival so who better to share her wisdom, top-tips and memories. Paula has been with us for 13 years and you’ll usually find her surrounded by her beloved whiskies in our shop! … More Whisky Month, a region at a time, Islay
Bring friends together over a dram, either at home or virtually.
Here are all the hints and tips you’ll need on how to put together a whisky tasting to remember. … More How to host a Scotch Whisky Tasting Party
Discover the beautiful remote Campbeltown distilleries on the Kintyre peninsula. Find out more about the turbulent history of the whisky industry and its hidden gems. … More Whisky Month, a region at a time, Campbeltown
Ideas to celebrate whisky month and world whisky day during lock-down. From whisky craft projects to running your own virtual tasting. … More Celebrate Whisky Month and World Whisky Day with some whisky themed lock-down fun!
Speyside is “malt whisky country”, discover some interesting facts about this iconic region, when to visit and what to expect from these single malts. … More Whisky month, a region at a time, Speyside
Baking and cooking experiments and successes from our team during lock-down. … More Lock-down recipes from our “SWEople”
If you enjoy any sweet treat and whisky pairing there is no-one more experienced than Heather! Her tray-bake recipes are legendary in our staff room at coffee break – you’ll enjoy making this one. … More Heather’s Orange Fudge Slice
We gathered up as much as we could and brought it home to make in to a zingy pesto. It’s super easy to make and only takes 5 minutes. It’s lovely on fresh sourdough and goes surprisingly well with fajitas!” … More Lucy’s wild garlic pesto
I love making different pasta sauces, but realised, as we needed to start rationing to various degrees, that I can make even more delicious pasta sauces (‘sugo’ in Italian) with fewer ingredients. This consequently opened the door to create even more sugo variations – all based around wild garlic from our garden as the central … More Pietro’s wild garlic “sugo” pasta sauce