The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands) : 2019-11-18



FESTIVE FOOD AND DRINK TRULYDELIC­IOUSDELIGH­TS A TASTE OF MORAY A few ideas for wonderful food and drink gifts that are so tempting you might want to keep them for yourself, writes Susan Welsh Red Door Highland Gin, created at Benromach Distllery in Forres, has created a special limited edition gin with winter botanicals. Just 6,000 bottles have been made of the gin which combines warming allspice, aromatic sea buckthorn and zesty blood orange with the fruity-freshness of sultanas and hop blossom. Best served with a slice of orange and premium tonic water or used to create a winter punch by adding ginger syrup, red vermouth, an orange wedge and lemonade. • Priced around £29.99, Red Door Gin with Winter Botanicals can be bought directly from the distillery or by calling 01309 675 968. WHITE CHRISTMAS The White Christmas hamper really does live up to its name. Inside the frosty-looking, white wooden crate you’ll find a range of delicious delights including mince pies, a Gold Crown Christmas Pudding and prosecco truffles. With a duo of red and white wine, this is a very festive gift choice this Christmas. • £79 including delivery from KAH TEQUILA REPSODA Available in spooky skull bottles which would make a great, quirky ornament when the contents have been drunk. The award-winning tequila is aged up to 11 months in wooden casks resulting in a tequila with notes of chocolate, caramel, oak and spices. • £59.90 from www.thebottlec­ Palace Atholl Hotel & Spa Pitlochry From From Winter Breaks SPECIAL OFFER! Saturday 30th Nov £109.50 £139 ro £149 St Andrew’s Dinner Dance Sunday Stay Over with Carvery Lunch pps for two people sharing Twin or Double room. Single rooms £109 Beat those cold winter days by warming yourself at one of our many log fires. Stay with us and enjoy a sumptuous 3-course candlelit dinner from our table d'h3te menu in the evening with a compliment­ary bottle of house wine. Fill up with our famous Scottish breakfast, served each morning in our Verandah Restaurant boasting stunning views of the Tummel Valley, before exploring this beautiful part of Scotland. pps Can’t stay? Only 3-course Carvery lunch with stunning valley views, an evening Scottish cheeseboar­d with a glass of Port, overnight stay and full Scottish breakfast in the morning. £55 Celebratin­g our Patron Saint! A superb night of traditiona­l dance, featuring the famous Michael Philip Scottish dance band with Michael Philip leads on accordion, Margaret Robertson piano, Suzanne Croy on bass and Malcolm Rosson drums. Award-winning Brian Lamond playing the pipes will accompany dancers from the fabulous Atholl Dancing Associatio­n run by Jean Swanson. Evening includes a sumptuous 3-course dinner with coffee, full evening of entertainm­ent and breakfast the following morning. pps on fiddle, Paul Clancy on - running until Sunday 31st May 2020 BOOK NOW £149 for one night for two people Sunday-Thursday £169 for one night for two people £289 for two nights for two people Sunday - Thursday £319 for two nights for two pe Friday and Saturday F TO BOOK OFFERS CONTACT: www.athollpala­ | TEL: 01796 472400 Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5LX | Email: info@athollpala­