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December 17, 2018

First up, The Pantry has announced that they are to open a new café at Dovecot Studios on Edinburgh's Infirmary Road in January.

All being well, Thursday 10th January will see the launch of The Pantry at Dovecot.

The Pantry will offer all-day dishes and nutritious ‘to-go’ options, alongside coffees and sweet treats. The main pic above is from The Pantry.

Charlotte Thompson, Managing Director of The Pantry Group says; 'The Pantry at Dovecot promises a vibrant and engaging experience complete with a specially curated menu. As an award-winning business, The Pantry is at an exciting time in its young history and we look forward to offering Dovecot’s visitors and Edinburgh’s wider community an exciting new offering in this incredible historic building.'

The new café joins the existing Pantry Group venues the Pantry on North West Circus Place in Stockbridge and Finn & Bear on The Shore.

Tomatin 50 Year Old

Santa has been checking his list and your behaviour had better have been exemplary if you hope to unwrap this on Christmas morning.

Santa has been checking his list and your behaviour had better have been exemplary if you hope to unwrap this on Christmas morning.

If you are looking for cracking Christmas presents then we would, of course, recommend browsing 5pm Christmas Gifts.

Or you could cross your fingers and hope to find a bottle of Tomatin 50 Year Old in your stocking on Christmas morning.

The award-winning Highland whisky distillery, has today announced the release of its highly anticipated single malt, the Tomatin 50 Year Old, distilled on 24th November 1967.

Following 50 years of maturation at the distillery, the deep-honey coloured expression has been bottled in its most natural form, yielding just 70 special bottles at 45.3% ABV.

Finished in a first fill Oloroso Sherry Butt, cask number 35817, the whisky is encased within an individually numbered, hand-blown Glencairn crystal decanter.

The Tomatin 50 Year Old delivers a myriad of rich and complex flavours. On the nose, aromas of freshly felled oak in an orchard of apples, pears and plums can be expected. Once on the palate, it releases bursts of exotic tropical fruits and dried apricots, sweetened with flavours of vanilla toffee, crème caramel and flame raisins. Spice and fruits balance perfectly, providing a luxurious and velvety finish.

The Tomatin 50 Year Old is the distillery’s oldest expression and is expected to retail at £10,000 for a 70cl bottle in the UK within specialist retailers.

23 year old Ben Bracken

Obviously, very few people have a spare £10k to spend on a bottle of whisky. However, if you have £39.99 going spare then Lidl have just released a new 23 year old Speyside single malt.

Called Ben Bracken, it has been described by whisky expert Blair Bowman as delivering 'lashings of zesty oranges and dried candied orange peel, combined with soft cloves and cinnamon spice'.

As well as a 'lovely chewy and juicy feel on the mouth', it has a finish which is 'long, warm, and lingering'.