Castlecary House Hotel

It was early in December 2009 when Jim and Dougie (together with our nominated driver, Jacqueline) set out down the road to the Castlecary House Hotel, which for the record is one of our most favourite haunts.

Before we get onto the selection of drams that are kept here we will give you a little background to this great bar / hotel / restaurant.

Castlecary House Hotel
Castlecary Rd
Cumbernauld, G68 0HD

01324 840 233

The Poachers bar is our favourite and is ideal for a quiet drink with friends, an evening out, or an office lunch with great food and a lively, friendly atmosphere.

* Alcove seating in an open and warm atmosphere
* Home cooked Bar Meals are available 7 days a week, all day until 9pm
* Booking is advised at weekends.
* Regular entertainment
* Real ales always on tap.
* Fantastic range of Malts.

Children are allowed in the bars for food up until 9pm

poachers-loungeIf you go direct to our Whisky Gallery you can see Jim and Dougie enjoying a
few drams and a photo or two of the friendly and very helpful staff.

Go visit the Castlecary website and you will get a good idea of all the facilities they offer, accommodation to weddings.

So Jim and Dougie’s main task this late afternoon was to enjoy one or three of the fantastic selection on offer in the Poachers Lounge, we started of by tasting a 1991 Glentauchers Single Speyside, an Oban, an Islay was a must and on this occasion it was a Bowmore 12 Year Old, but on chatting to the staff, who are now Jim and Dougie’s new best friends we decided to up the stakes and purchase one or two of the more rarer Single malts. This we did and our choices were:-

Jim… A fabulous 30 year old Highland Park from the independent bottler Gordon & MacPhail, and this bottle was from their MacPhail’s Collection. This also reminds me about what we have said in the past about Independent bottlers, they ha some of the best products about.

Dougie…A great 25 Year Old Longmorn, and what a grand Speyside Single Malt this was. Both Jim and Dougie revelled in this wee dramming session swapping each others drams with a oh and an ah at the fabulous quality and flavours we were getting.

When you visit the Castlecary and especially the Poachers Lounge, have a quiet chat with the staff and they will be more than welcome to discus the real ales and the large range of malts together with the coloured dot pricing system the have for their rarer Single Malts.

If while in the Poachers you see Jim and Dougie at the bar (probably wearing their polo shirts) come and say hallo, we would be more than welcome to join you all in a wee dram or three.

Remember to tell them the Whisky Boys sent you.

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