Bordeaux 2018: Vintage Assessment

Sunset at Chateau Haut Brion

Having returned from a very busy few days in Bordeaux, Will Gardener looks back at the different aspects that made 2018 a great year for the region. A Vintage of Extremes ‘It rained until the 10th of July’ was a comment we heard several times from incredulous wine makers during the en primeur tastings week. Many were convinced they wouldn’t make a … Read More

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Nickolls & Perks Exclusive Single Barrel WhistlePig 10 Year Old

Nickolls & Perks exclusive WhistlePig

We’ve been busy hand selecting a single barrel from WhistlePig Farm in Vermont in search of another Nickolls & Perks Exclusive!  In December 2018 we took a trip out to Shoreham in Vermont with Axiom Brands (The UK distributor for WhistlePig) to hand pick our very own single barrel. This release marks the first Nickolls & Perks Exclusive American Whiskey … Read More

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We’ve released a Nickolls & Perks exclusive single cask GlenDronach!

N&P Exclusive GlenDronach 2007

Announcing our first single cask GlenDronach bottled exclusively for Nickolls & Perks – an 11 year old aged in a Pedro Ximénez sherry puncheon cask and presented at natural cask strength. We are delighted to share our first single cask bottling of GlenDronach with our customers worldwide. The whisky was distilled at GlenDronach in February 2007 and filled into a … Read More

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Buffalo Trace Antique collection 2018 Ballot

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Finally making its way to Nickolls & Perks from across the pond is the 2018 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection releases! As per last year, we’ll be distributing our allocation via ballot and this year you’ll be able to try them at Midlands whisky Festival too! If you are familiar with these whiskeys you’ll know by now that they are extremely … Read More

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Win a pair of tickets to Midlands Whisky Festival plus 3x 1cl drams of the 2018 BTAC releases!

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WIN a pair of tickets to the ever-popular whisky tasting experience, Midlands Whisky Festival: Stourbridge 2019 Enjoy a FREE 1cl dram of three whiskeys from the 2018 Buffalo Trace Antique Collection! The two-day whisky tasting experience taking place in Stourbridge March 22-23 is less than eight weeks away and preparations are well under way. We are giving one lucky winner … Read More

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Nickolls & Perks Presents Midlands Whisky Festival 2019 At Stourbridge Town Hall

Masterclass glasses at Midlands whisky Festival Stourbridge 2019

Nickolls & Perks have announced the next instalment of their ever-popular Midlands Whisky Festival, set to take place on 22nd and 23rd March 2019 at Stourbridge Town Hall. The two-day whisky extravaganza proves to be bigger and better than ever, with an array of acclaimed exhibitors and guests from over a dozen countries coming together under one roof to bring … Read More

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Domaines Delon Including the Iconic Leoville Las Cases…

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Antoine Guimbert, recently appointed Export Manager for Europe and the Americas, talked us through a flawless range of Bordeaux reds, with astounding alacrity on Wednesday 10th October. He held the audience’s attention in the Old Cellars beneath Nickolls & Perks’ shop with a great level of detail about his wines, which you might expect, but his knowledge more broadly about … Read More

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Pairing Whisky With Food

Cured meats

In the world of wine, it’s very common to consider what bottles to go with certain foods. In fact, it’s a well-established tradition in the land of foodies. Yet it’s a good deal rarer to find many people in the whisky world considering what whiskies to pair with their foods instead. If you brought it up at many a traditionalist … Read More

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Five Things To Look Out For At The Midlands Whisky Festival

Bowmore Birmingham

Okay, you’re ready to go. You have your train ticket, your festival ticket, and you’ve had a decent breakfast that’ll mop up a fair amount of the drink you may consume. You’ve checked the festival website for directions, you’ve made a list of the exhibitors you want to check out, and you’re ready to queue up at the entrance. And … Read More

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The French Connection….

A very enjoyable evening at the French Connection Bistro in Stourbridge, now under the management of the enterprising Ross McGilliot, gave us a chance to see how fine wines endure the extremes of the modern day, British summertime climate. Considering that we sat outside with a cold beer to start with and the temperature was a stifling 39 degrees, it is not … Read More

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