From an online-only wine business, Valerie Blanc got her own shopfront in 2011. Her mainstay is wine, all from smaller producers, and a number imported exclusively direct from source in France. With a background at Glenmorangie, however, she by no means limits herself to the grape: a large stock of mostly Scottish craft beers includes Barney’s Beer and Knops, as well as more established names including Stewart Brewing, Fyne Ales and Orkney. Requests and recommendations have a big impact on what’s stocked, so if you want to buy it, let her know. The 20-strong gin list includes all the big Scottish names, as well as all the other malts, vodkas, brandies and cognacs you’d expect. Weekly tasting events are announced through the mailing list and in store.
- Open since: Shop: 2011
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