Stuck for ideas for Father’s Day?

Let’s face it, Dads like to know that they are appreciated and what better way to make him feel special than to get him a thoughtful gift on Father’s Day. So what to get?

Well pop into the shop or have a look at our website for some inspiration. From a vast choice of whisky and gin, to sweet treats of luxurious handmade chocolates, gift-wrapped confectionery or some of our beautifully embossed tinned biscuits. You are sure to find something he’ll love.Arran 10yoGlassPack

Whisky is often a popular choice. If your Dad has a particular preference of whisky, we have several expressions to choose from and can suggest something different that’s not found in the supermarkets. If he is keen to learn more about the ‘water of life’ our new whisky learning set makes the perfect accompaniment.


IMG_9895pwOr perhaps he is a gin drinker? With over 30 artisan gins to choose from, you’re bound to find one that would tempt his tastebuds. From Rock Rose in the North, to NB Gin in the East, The Botanist in the West and Hendricks in the South, we have a craft gin from every corner of Scotland. Pair it with a refreshing Fever-Tree Tonic and you’re all set to go.


For Dads with a bit of a sweet tooth, our luxurious handmade chocolates are out of this world. Create a thoughtful gift by carefully choosing his favourite chocolates, have them boxed by hand and beautifully packaged for his special day.

He’ll also love our new range of iconic Stewart’s mint and shortbread tins or make his day with a Cuba Venchi full size chocolate cigar.

Whatever gift you choose for your Dad, we hope you spend a wonderful day together, cherish every moment and have a very Happy Father’s Day!

When is World Gin Day?

World Gin Day 2016

If you’ve been living on a desert island, incommunicado for who knows how long, I would understand you not knowing but it seems everyone has gone gin crazy.

This Saturday, 11th June 2016 is the 8th year of a global celebration of my favourite tipple of all time.  Keep calm, keep it simple, get together with your favourite friends and taste and try a selection of gins. Whether it’s a cocktail, with your favourite tonic or on it’s own, do whatever you like with it and rest assured:

Gin is in!

In case you’re wondering where to purchase your favourite gin, our range has now grown to over 30+ so why not try something new for World Gin Day?  We’re open 7 days till 10pm so there’s still time to pop in and pick up something new or you could pop over to our Facebook Page and enter our competition to win the gin of your choice this Sat and really have something to celebrate.

Have a G & T!

Happy World Gin Day 2016! x

Taste sensations


Have you tried some of our Scottish fruit-infused liqueurs, our mouthwatering coconut macaroon or our heavenly homemade tablet? If not, well now is your chance. Come and sample them all at one of our Sugar & Spice stalls this Sunday. We are covering both the North and South of Ayrshire with Toni at Ballantrae Food Festival and Louise at Kip Food Market.

Fruit-infused liqueurs

Our range of fruit-infused liqueurs are made by husband and wife team, Robin and Derry Ford, on their farm in East Lothian. With a choice of two gins, whisky, rum and vodka liqueurs, infused with locally grown fruit, there is something for everyone. Have them on their own over ice, or mix them with some prosecco to make that perfect homemade cocktail.

We will also be selling Gordon and Durward’s coconut macaroon bars. Handmade in their shop in Crieff, these traditional scottish sweets have vanilla, raspberry, mint or iron bru centres, coated in dark chocolate and rolled in toasted coconut. Or perhaps you prefer tablet? Cameron Confections ‘Great Taste’ award-winning homemade tablet will melt in your mouth and is sure to leave you wanting more.

If you can’t make it to Ballantrae or Kip Marina this Sunday, come along to one of our upcoming events. Keep an eye on our facebook page for more details!

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