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Valentines Day  - Gift ideas for him and her

Valentines Day - Gift ideas for him and her

February the 14th is fast approaching us now that dry and dull January is out of the way.

Are you stuck for ideas to get your loved one? We've put together a few suggestions for present ideas for "him & her" for things available from The Strong Water Co. here in Banchory - the shop for everything beer, gin, wine, whisky and rum related on Banchory's high street.

For Her* Disclaimer, all gifts suggested are more than suitable for both him & her!

Eden Mill - Love Gin

"Using a mixture of locally sourced and more exotic botanical's Eden Mill has created this little number! Pale pink in colour which comes from the use of Hibiscus and Rose Petals which also provide flavours of sweet vanilla, marshmallow, and floral notes. "

Esker - Scottish Raspberry Gin

"A local light gin refreshing gin distilled in a traditional copper still and blended with pure Scottish water. Distinctive juniper, silver birch sap, and Scottish raspberry."

Kintyre - Pink Gin

"Naturally coloured by the Scottish raspberries this is a rich and fruity spirit that is well balanced and creamy due to the further use of Scottish Oats."

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Esker - Minature Gift Pack 

"Contains 4 mini Esker Gins - Esker Original, Esker Honey Spiced, Esker Rasperry, and Esker Valencian Orange"

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Cannonball - Cabernet Sauvignon - 2016 California

"Tasting Note: Balance in the mouth is exceptional from start to finish - strawberry, blueberry, and red apple dipped in dark chocolate, all-spice and a layer of toasted oak. Tannins are structured but not overwhelming, with very well balanced acidity."

Cannonball - Chardonnay - 2017 California

"Tasting Note: Sophisticated nose of lemon curd, peaches, and a hint of pie crust. On the palate, zippy stone fruit and tropical notes, pineapple and soft vanilla bean on the finish."

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For Him

Craft Beers

We stock over 100 different craft beers from local Scottish beers to some of Belgium's best craft beers. From single cans and bottles to gift backs - if he's a beer lover then there is something for him.

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People say is rum the next gin? We have over 15 different rums in stock from ones made here in Banchory all the way over to ones made in the Caribbean. Spiced rums, golden rums, and white rums - all in stock here at The Strong Water Co. Banchory.

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Does he usually take a dram at this time? 

We have a wide selection of whisky. Including some local ones such as;

GlenDronach Original 12-Year-Old, GlenDronach Revival 15-Year-Old, GlenDronach Allardice 18-Year-Old, and GlenDronach Parliament 21-Year-Old.

A specialist range of single cask, single malts from Berry, Bros & Rudd.

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Still undecided? 

Why not buy a Strong Water Co. gift voucher and they can choose their tipple themselves - 

We are located at 78 High Street, Banchory - Telephone Number - 01330538070

Winter opening hours;

Monday - 12 - 6 

Tuesday 10 - 6

Wednesday 10 - 6 

Thursday 10 - 7

Friday - 10 - 8

Saturday 10 - 8

Sunday - Closed

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Meet Our First Brews - Banchory's Beer Shop

We’re bursting with beer on the shelves at The Strong Water Co Banchory store – with a range of Scottish beers such as the intense toasted cacao & coffee stout Chokka Blokka from Williams Bros Brewing – the brewery behind Birds & Bees – to a Cloud Falls clean pine and grapefruit IPA balanced with a soft mouthfeel from 71 Brewing, as well as the innovative Pilot Brewing’s Peach Melba Sour, an approachable sour inspired by peach, raspberry, and vanilla.


Not to worry, though, we have ventured further afield too with beers coming in from across Europe, the UK and the Rest of the World. Come and try Yeastie Boys’ Early Grey IPA all the way from New Zealand, or keep close to home with Turning Point’s Rainbow Road Comet hopped IPA – maybe even visit Germany, trying the Früh Köclsch appellation (only one of 20 beers in the world allowed to carry the name).


For cider drinkers, we have a huge range like Wild Elder, Vintage Perry, Hip Hop & Dry Cider all ready and waiting to surprise you. Whether you want to expand beyond your beer horizons or stick to reliable tasty flavours you know well, you will find something you love on our shelves. Even better than that, we are here in store ready to help you with our personalised, traditional high street customer service.  

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The start of The Strong Water Co.

The start of The Strong Water Co.

The Strong Water Co. is bringing back the old-school buying experience to Banchory’s High Street. The shop will provide specialist knowledge across red, rose & white wine, champagne, prosecco, beer, gin, whisky, and various other tipples. We are in the process of refurbishing 78 High Street, Banchory to bring you a one-stop-shop for all your drink needs. 


Brought to you from the brothers behind MFGF Events Ltd, the company behind Banchory Beer Festival, True OriGINs - The Scottish Gin Festival and Inverurie Beer Festival. Guy Finlayson, experienced as a wine merchant, is bringing specialist wine buying & advising back to Banchory’s high street. He will reinvent the classic retail experience of tasting, appreciating, and knowing what you're taking home - you'll leave the shop full of new knowledge and with a bag full of tasty drinks.

We believe each product is rich in history and are keen to tell you its story so that you can create many more of your own stories with each bottle you take away.

We hope you like what we've created and can't wait to welcome you to 78 High Street.



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