High Spirits all Round
We have a fascinating wine list, supplied by Inverarity Morton. We also keep a comprehensive selection of Malt Whiskies from around Scotland including our two local distilleries, Auchentoshan and Glengoyne. Our beers are supplied by local breweries and we stock a wide range of spirits and liqueurs, including a wide range of Scottish gin.
We stock a range of draft and bottled beers including real ales from Kelburn Brewery based in Paisley and West Ales.
West have been brewing the finest artisan lagers and wheat beers in the UK since 2006. They brew all their beers in strict accordance with the German Purity Law of 1516, despite their German roots they are firmly planted in Glasgow and their company ethos can best be summed up as ‘Glaswegian Heart – German Head’.
The Lowlands region lies south of an imaginary line drawn from the Clyde estuary to the Tay estuary. It can claim only three working distilleries. Whiskies from the Lowlands tend to be soft and light in character. They often display very malty, grassy characteristics and subtle delicate aromas
Moving north of the imaginary line takes us in to the Highland region. The region includes most of the rest of Scotland, with the exception of the Island of Islay and Campbeltown, and thus its malts vary greatly in character. Generalisations about the Highland region are less valid, as its whiskies will range from dry to sweet and some even have a touch of smoke and peat.
Technically Speyside lies within the Highland region. It is home to approximately half of Scotland’s malt whisky distilleries. This small area of land located to the north west of Aberdeen produces mellow, sweet, and particularly fruity malt whiskies.
Located in the Inner Hebrides, the small Island of Islay is often called ‘Whisky Island’ given its concentration of eight distilleries. The island produces very distinct malts, generally heavily peated and smoky in taste.
In recent years, gin, and craft gin in particular, has had a notable resurgence with dozens of distillers popping up throughout the length and breadth of Scotland. There is now a superb range of Scottish gins of various styles, infused with some wonderful natural botanicals, and we are proud to stock a large range of those.
In addition we stock a variety of vodkas, brandies, and liqueurs including the Scottish liqueur Drambuie, a sweet, golden coloured liqueur made from scotch whisky, honey, herbs and spices.
Food and wine are the perfect pairing and so our wine list and our relationship with our wine supplier, Inverarity Morton, is extremely important to us. We wish to ensure our guests enjoy the culinary experience at Knockderry and so we try to include a good selection of interesting new wines to try as well as adding a few of our old favourites.
Our wine journey is well documented in the Blog post ‘Food and Wine at Knockderry’ but is best demonstrated by our Wine Lovers Dinner Nights which are held every Spring and Autumn.
Cast your eye over our current wine list, each wine personally selected, and tasted by the owners Beth and Murdo.