A Scots distillery which was mothballed for a quarter of a century is closer to its return as work continues to restore the Rosebank Distillery in Falkirk.
For over 150 years Rosebank produced malt whisky by the banks of the Forth & Clyde canal.
But it looked like end end when the lowland distillery closed in 1993 and talk of rescue plans soon came to nothing.
However, Rosebank is to be reborn after it was bought last autumn by Ian Macleod Distillers.
The independent, family-run whisky firm, which also owns Tamdhu and Glengoyne, is determined to restore Rosebank to its former glory, and rebuild the distillery right down to the last rivet in its stills.
A spokesman said: While there are tales of remote Highland distilleries surviving after long periods of silence, there is far more pressure on land in the Lowlands. One can just imagine the developers eyeing up the derelict site and licking their lips in anticipation.
Well, against all the odds Rosebank survived in one piece, allowing it to be rescued along with the few remaining casks of single malt in the warehouse. It is now in good hands with family-owned, independent Ian Macleod Distillers. Its new owners are committed to the pursuit of restoring Rosebank to what it used to be – the undisputed “King of the Lowlands”.
Technically, Rosebank was mothballed for better times ahead, but as the years passed, any hope of re-opening began to fade.
In 2002 the site was sold to British Waterways who owned the Forth & Clyde canal and the old maltings were converted into flats.
Six years later, in what seemed to be the final death knell, thieves broke in and stole the three pot stills and the mash tun.
This was where the new owners stepped in and rescued it in the nick of time before it could be bulldozed into history.
Ian Macleod Distillers MD Leonard Russell said: It needs a lot of tender loving care to bring it back to its former glory, so were going to have to rebuild some of the site from scratch.
The new owners have vowed to restore this triple-distilled gem of a distillery as best they can in a world that has moved on 25 years.
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Say goodbye to the Toffee Deluxe as its once again axed from Quality Street
Goodbye, Toffee Deluxe (Picture: Twitter/@KevsSnackReview)
Percy Pigs isnt the only classic British ..
Percy Pigs isnt the only classic British treat getting a makeover this year.
Fans of the pig-shaped sweet were left outraged as M&S announced the arrival of a vegetarian version – which, coincidentally, was today announced as a permanent change – and now, Quality Street will be mixing things up too.
The traditional confectionery box is a regular feature in most British households during Christmas, but this coming December youll notice theres one treat missing.
Nestlé, which owns Quality Street, has decided to remove the Toffee Deluxe from its offering and replace it with a brand new flavour: Chocolate Caramel Brownie.
Its a controversial move, especially given the brand tried to kill off the treat nearly three years ago but opted to to bring it back after a social media campaign was started by fans of the flavour.
Unfortunately, this is truly the end.
While you mourn the loss of the delicious, chewy goodness and frantically search stores for a box that still contains the Toffee Deluxe, heres some info on its replacement.
The Chocolate Caramel Brownie features a milk chocolate exterior, with a gooey chocolate and caramel-flavoured centre.
But dont get too attached to this flavour either, as its not a permanent addition (meaning Nestlé could potentially bring back the Toffee Deluxe, again).
As expected, people arent thrilled about this new development.
This is a travesty!!
— Carrie Hards (@itscarriehards) May 17, 2019
Quality Street axing the toffee deluxe is not the news I wanted today, that's one of the best!
— Imogen (@ImogenCWrites) May 16, 2019
One Twitter user, Josh Handscomb, doesnt seem too bothered though, and instead questioned if its necessary to have so many toffee options in Quality Street products.
He and his Read More – Source
Co-op launches £1 bags of halloumi fries crisps – and theyre vegetarian
The new halloumi crisps cost £1 (Picture: Co-op)
Co-op has released a bag of halloumi fries crisps –..
Co-op has released a bag of halloumi fries crisps – so you can now eat your favourite side dish on the go.
The potato tube-shaped crisps feature the flavour of halloumi cheese, they also have a hint of chilli.
Oh, and the best news? Theyre vegetarian.
The crisps cost £1 for a 100g bag and theyre currently limited edition.
According to Pretty52, the retailer wanted to jump on the halloumi trend and thought crisps were a great way to do so.
Ursula Artjoki, Co-op crisps, snacks and nuts developer, said: Weve seen halloumi fries pop-up on many a restaurant menu over the past year.
So, we wanted to put our Co-op spin on this trend and give our customers the chance to enjoy the popular flavour conveniently in a crisp offering.
Co-op Halloumi Fries are a really moreish crowd-pleaser that wont last long once the bag gets opened.
Halloumi fries arent the only new crisps on the shelves – Co-op has also released coconut and chargrilled pineapple tortilla chips, and aromatic crispy duck and hoisin crisps, both priced at £1.70.
Alongside this, theyve also launched lamb kofta and halloumi flatbread crisps, again at £1.50 for a 150g bag.
Back to the cheese though, if youre wanting actual halloumi fries, Aldi has relaunched its fries for £2.29.
The cheesy fries were first released last May, after the supermarket spotted how popular they were at Nandos.
Aldis Specially Selected Golden & Crispy Specially Selected Halloumi Fries are available in stores already and can be found in the frozen foods aisle.
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Frankie & Bennys is offering 50% off food for Instagramming your meal
Photograph your food and get 50% off (Picture: Frankie & Bennys)
If you are one of those people who ..
If you are one of those people who cant eat a meal without putting it on Instagram first, it could finally be about to pay off.
Italian-American chain Frankie & Bennys is offering customers the chance to pay with pics.
Youll be given 50% off a main meal if you post a picture tagged with the name of the restaurant on Instagram.
The deal runs from now until the end of the month.
The discount is being launched to celebrate their new menu.
Apparently customers thought it was too child-like so theyve replaced it with more grown-up options.
Theres 26 new options, including seven vegan options.
We love the sound of the Toblerone cheesecake.
What's on the menu at Frankie and Benny's?
- Vegan Fry Up £6.29
- Breakfast Pizza £9.99
- Vegan Scrambled Eggs £5.59
- Mini Basil Bread Sticks £1.99
- Meatballs Al Forno £5.99
- Mozzarella & Tomato Salad £4.99
- Vegan Loaded Skins £5.49
- Garlic Prawns £6.99
- Black and Blue Burger £14.79
- Chicken BLT Burger £12.99
- Viva La Vegan Cheeseburger £10.49
- Cannelloni £10.49
- Tortellini Nduja £12.49
- Chilli Cheese Dog £8.99/£11.49 (6” or 12”)
- Rialto (Salmon salad) £12.99
- Capra (Goats cheese salad) £10.99
- Dolce Vita (Blue cheese salad) £12.29
- Pollo Peppadew pizza £11.99/£16.99 (10 or 15”)
- Italian Hot pizza £11.99/£16.99 (10 or 15”)
- Four Cheeses pizza £9.99/£14.99 (10 or 15”)
- Vegan Cheese Fries £4.99
- Toblerone Cheesecake £5.99
- Lemon Meringue Bomb £5.99
- Vegan No-cheesecake £5.79
- Tiramisu Frankie & Bennys £5.99
- Lotus Biscoff (vegan) £2.99
Frankie & Bennys Brand Director, Elise Ash, said: Foodstagraming is taking ove.! Everyone likes to take a picture of their food when it comes out, no matter how hungry they are – now you can save some money as a bonus.
We are really looking forward to our guests reaction to this initiative and the new menu as it is the fiRead More – Source
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