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New Whisky Shop in Speyside

Postby weespeydram » Mon May 29, 2006 9:13 pm

Hi Everyone

Just to let you know that I have opened up a new Whisky shop in Grantown on Spey this weekend. We have opened with over 300 malts, concentrating primarily on Speyside and Highland but with a bit of all the others for good measure! We are also selling a large variety of Scottish foods which all contain Whisky (Talisker tablet to die for.......)

So on your next trip on Speyside Whisky trail why not pop in and say hello!

Wee Spey Dram
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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Mon May 29, 2006 9:35 pm

Does your shop have a website and welcome to the forum.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue May 30, 2006 5:27 am

Mmmmm...tablet....
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Postby weespeydram » Tue May 30, 2006 7:24 pm

Yes we will be having a website, I just need to wait until the images are all ready to be loaded.

The tablet is to die for a cross between tablet and fudge with a strong after-taste of Talisker!
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed May 31, 2006 12:04 pm

Excuse my ignorance ... what exactly is tablet :?: Sounds great though if doused with Talisker 8)
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Postby Aidan » Wed May 31, 2006 3:10 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Excuse my ignorance ... what exactly is tablet :?: Sounds great though if doused with Talisker 8)


It's fudge.
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed May 31, 2006 4:46 pm

Aidan wrote:
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Excuse my ignorance ... what exactly is tablet :?: Sounds great though if doused with Talisker 8)


It's fudge.



Is it called that because the Scottish can't spell fudge just like they can't spell Whiskey :wink:


I await the backlash :lol:
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Postby rthomson » Wed May 31, 2006 7:27 pm

My girlfriend returned from the store with a small piece of fudge made with Jim Beam. It was much, much sweeter and richer than the tablet I had in Scotland last year. I could barely finish it. Unfortunately, it seems that much of the U.S. has an enormous sweet tooth and things are often sweetened for it, but it wasn't to my liking. I imagine the Talisker tablet would be more to my taste.

Essentially, tablet and fudge are the same thing though I think fudge tends to be softer.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed May 31, 2006 11:53 pm

Believe it or not, we have previously discussed Scottish tablet here:

http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopi ... ght=tablet

There's nothing new! Jan, why isn't this in the FAQ's? :P
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Postby Jan » Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:04 am

Lack of imagination I guess....

It's there now :wink:

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:23 pm

Cool! You know we can't go three days around here without someone asking about Scottish tablet. :roll:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:47 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:Cool! You know we can't go three days around here without someone asking about Scottish tablet. :roll:


Which is still not the same as fudge. Maybe it will be if we ask again next week, though...
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Scottish Tablet Recipe

Postby Wendy » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:08 pm

I haven't tried this recipe for Scottish Tablet, but for those sick of counting carbs, this may be the perfect weekend treat...

(The best taste description I found was: "like toffee but not chewy, like fudge but more grainy." )

Scottish Tablet
Ingredients: (Serves two)

» 500g/18oz/2 cups granulated sugar.
» 60g/2oz/one quarter cup butter.
» 3½ tablespoons condensed milk.
» 170ml/6 floz/three quarters cup water.

Method:
1. Grease a tin.
2. Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan and heat until the butter has melted and sugar has dissolved.
3. Bring the mixture to the boil. It is important to stir continuously at this point so the mixture doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
4. Bring the mixture down to simmer for approximately 10 minutes. The mixture should be thick and the colour should have turned from white to caramel.
5. Take the pan from the hob/oven and place it on a heat resistant surface for about 5 minutes.
6. After the 5 minutes beat the mixture really hard. At this point it will start to set.
7. Before the mixture sets, use a wooden spoon to transfer it into the prepared tin. You will find it sets almost straight away.
8. Before it has completely set, cut the tablet into bite size pieces and leave it to cool and set hard for 5 minutes.
9. Take the pieces from the tin and store them in an airtight container.

Recipe taken from Undiscovered Scotland website.

**using unsalted butter is recommended. You may also want to add a drop or two of vanilla or your favourite whisky. Caution: working with boiling sugar can cause nasty burns, so be careful.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:13 pm

The best I could do is like Kendal Mint Cake but not minty.
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:52 pm

What's Kendal Mint Cake? Is it similar to fudge?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:04 pm

Lawrence wrote:What's Kendal Mint Cake? Is it similar to fudge?


More like tablet than fudge, IMO
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jun 03, 2006 3:35 am

"Serves two", Wendy? Hah! Bet it never makes it out of the kitchen!
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Postby Wendy » Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:34 am

Hi Mr TH, re Recipe for two
I thought that was funny, too...as in the same vein of trying to explain the tablet texture/taste: "like toffee but not chewy, like fudge but more grainy", well, "not too much, but just enough."
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Whisky Shop Grantown on Spey

Postby weespeydram » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:31 am

Hi all

Finally we've got around to getting the web-site up and running, feel free to have a look around, and let me know what you think.

Remember to come and pay us a visit next time your taking the trail.

http://www.weespeydram.co.uk
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Postby kallaskander » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:08 am

Hi there,

welcome and congratulations. A short visit to your website let me think that I have seen the design and the colours somewhere before.
Are you using the same provider as Royal Mile Whiskies by chance? Good luck anyway.

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/

Not critisizing, just curious.

Greetings
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:29 am

Ahhhh Kendal mint cake .........
How can I describe this?


Errrrrrrmmmm, well ......... No, nothing like fudge.

Kendal sits between the North Yorkshire Dales and The Lake District, a great area for the outdoors with lots of hill and fell walking, not forgetting caving too.

Kendal mint cake is more like choclate than fudge and nothing like cake.

All I can say is that it's great sustenance for the walker out on the hills who perhaps needs an energy (and sugar) boost quickly.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:34 am

Romney's original Kendal Mint Cake

http://www.kendal.mintcake.co.uk/

Yes, they now make fudge too, but the two are totally different.

Also.........
http://www.mrsbrowns.co.uk/acatalog/KENDAL_MINT_CAKE.html
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Web-site

Postby weespeydram » Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:04 pm

I suppose the colouring is similar to Royal Mile, but we are not using the same web designer. The colours/images were chosen because of barley/whisky etc.

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