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Banff gets a rosy Parker's

Postby Sally Toms » Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:27 am

A new specialist whisky shop has opened its doors in Banff.

Parker’s Whisky & Gifts stocks around 400 Scotch malt whiskies, and is the only dedicated whisky shop in the area – the nearest competition being Gordon and MacPhail in Elgin.

Proprietor Richard Parker was a collector for 10 years prior to opening the shop, and some of the rare and unique bottles from his own collection are on sale; including a 1967 Kinclaith for a cool £1,000 and the extremely rare Glenfiddich 1976 Concorde Vintage. Richard is open to offers for this bottling.

“I’ve never seen one for sale before so I haven’t a clue how much it is worth!” he said.

The shop held its first whisky tasting in March and many more are planned for the future.

“We’re looking to hold one tasting evening every month, with each one hosted by a different whisky expert.”

Parker’s Whisky & Gifts can be found at: 27 Low St, Banff, Aberdeenshire, AB45 1AU Tel: +44 (0)1261 812 353
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Parker's Whisky online

Postby RParker » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:08 am

I welcome you to come visit Parker's Whisky online at http://www.parkerswhisky.co.uk

We have over several hundred malts online along with our exclusive Parker's Whisky Glenglassaugh 30 year bottling.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:23 am

Thanks for the invitation, Richard--I'll certainly stop in next time I'm on the Moray coast. Being a Local Hero nut, I have to go look at Pennan every now and then. And welcome to the forum--I hope you'll stick around and join in the melee!

Are there any good real ale pubs in Banff now?

(Canuckis--note there is a Banff Springs Hotel in Banff. It's mentioned in the credits in Local Hero. Just a shade below the one in Alberta in class, I'm afraid!)
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:28 am

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Postby RParker » Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:44 pm

There are none that I am aware of. but will find out.

We have a large range of whisky for instore tastings including our own Glenglassaugh 1975 and Benriach single cask bottlings, so when you visit make sure someone else is driving.
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Postby adogranonthepitch » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:30 pm

you really need to try this guys Glengasaugh. I am on my second bottle. 30yo at £85/£90 is cock on. yumm!
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:04 pm

A nice article about your business in the last issue of Whiskymag!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:27 am

adogranonthepitch wrote:you really need to try this guys Glengasaugh. I am on my second bottle. 30yo at £85/£90 is cock on. yumm!


I've had three Glenglassaughs:

Dormant Distillers, 27yo, 47.4%
SMWS, 21.25, age & % unnoted
The Family Silver, 1973, 40%

Really liked all three, and found cherries in all--particularly the DD. Would certainly buy a bottle if one were available to me.
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Postby adogranonthepitch » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:02 pm

MrT

I bet you he will send to the US of A!

His details are in the Whisky Magazine.

I have always found this Parker guy a great bloke everytime I have rang. He spent 10/15 minutes on the phone last time I rang.

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Postby vitara7 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:11 pm

the family silver is a cracking bottle and was agreat price for a 30yo glenglassaugh
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:37 pm

adogranonthepitch wrote:
I have always found this Parker guy a great bloke everytime I have rang. He spent 10/15 minutes on the phone last time I rang.


That's only because he realised you were a TV star Chris ! :wink:

Must say the only Glenglassaugh i've tried was stunning , a 26yo SMWS bottling ,
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Postby killerwhale » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:41 am

btw; thanks Richard!
I have now been able to get a few malts I would not have access to, because of Parkers ..... kudos and thanks again!!!
Ps; Richard is a great guy & I highly recommend him for whisky & information.
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Postby Beaker » Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:07 am

All this talk of Glenglassaugh makes you thirsty - the Family Silver is really good and worth a punt.

Does anyone know what is happening at the Glenglassaugh distillery? I know it was dormant, but I heard a rumour that it is up for sale/ sold and may go back in to production?

Would be great to hear any news - have you heard anything Richard?
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Postby killerwhale » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:13 am

It may be best to drop Richard a line on his website at Parkers whisky.... not sure how much he comes online here but you'll get a response from his website.
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Postby wandering pict » Sat Aug 04, 2007 7:26 am

Interesting rumours - could you post any news that you hear of on this thread :roll: ?
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Glenglassaugh

Postby Beaker » Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:54 pm

Rumours confirmed finally - Glenglassaugh has been sold by the Edrington Group - see BBC link below to story: -

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/nor ... 272934.stm
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