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Wine Open this Friday & Saturday... it's a Bordeaux

Wine Open this Friday & Saturday... it's a Bordeaux

It's the weekend again so time to come down to Banchory's independent wine, beer, whisky, gin, rum and cigar shop. 

For both the 14th and 15th of February we are open 10 am till 8 pm and will have a tasty Bordeaux open for tasting.

2017 La Réserve de Lucien Lurton Red, Lucien Lurton

Tasting Notes

 Deep purple in colour with an expressive nose. Medium-bodied, rounded tannins, packed with red fruits and a touch of spice on the palate. A complex wine with a long finish.

Food Matching

A great accompaniment to sticky grilled duck breast or slow-cooked pork.


Double guyot trained vines on clay-limestone soils. Machine harvested grapes from old vines. Traditional methods of viticulture


 Maturing in cement and stainless steel temperature-controlled vats for 45 days. Made at relatively cool temperatures in order to retain as much pure fruit as possible. Fined with egg whites and filtered.

What's not to like?

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The Tasting Room - Banchory's newest gin, wine and whisky tasting basement

The Tasting Room - Banchory's newest gin, wine and whisky tasting basement

Happy New Year everyone!

Firstly apologies as we've been pretty quiet over the last few weeks on the blog.  December was a very busy month for us opening the shop and blogging got left behind a little bit.  However, we are back now and wanted to give you some updates on what you can expect to see happening at Banchory's drink shop The Strong Water Co. the place to go for gin, beer, wine, rum, cider, whisky in Banchory.

Did anyone know that we have a pretty cool basement area here at 78 High Street?

Well if you didn't, you do now! 

We are looking to develop the space into a similar vibe as the upstairs shop space to be able to host a variety of tasting evenings. We'll be hosting a range of gin, whisky and wine tastings throughout 2020. Thoughts are also in the pipeline to develop a wine club, a gin club and a whisky club for Banchory - we'd love to hear your thoughts on this! 

banchory gin tasting, banchory whisky tasting, banchory wine tasting 

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