HARROGATE SPRING THE PERFECT MIXER FOR WHISKY
If Whisky is on your Christmas shopping list then add a bottle of award-winning Harrogate Spring Water because the two make the perfect combination, according to one of the UK’s leading Whisky experts.
Harrogate Spring – a British Bottlers’ Institute Gold award winner for the last three years - is the perfect partner for Whisky because of its consistent clean taste, said Eddie Ludlow, founder and managing director of The Whisky Lounge, based in York.
Eddie has recently been inducted into the membership of Keepers of the Quaich, an exclusive society of Scotch Whisky connoisseurs. He is a judge with the International Wine and Spirit Competition, which sets the benchmark for quality across the globe.
“Certain whiskies benefit from added water and we have found Harrogate Spring’s balanced taste profile to be just right. It brings out the quality in Whisky when a wee dram needs a splash of water to enhance the taste experience,” he said.
Harrogate Spring marketing manager Nicky Cain said: “Harrogate Spring is sourced from a protected conservation area and is characterised by its exceptionally clean and well-rounded taste. Its neutral pH level and balanced mineral composition provide an optimum, ‘refreshing’ drink with no chalkiness. It does not cloud the palate which makes it perfect for pairing with food.”
Eddie was inducted into the Keepers of the Quaich at a ceremony at Blair Castle in Perthshire. Membership is by invitation only and the society has a worldwide membership of only 2,500. New members must have at least five years’ experience and have made a notable contribution to the Scotch Whisky industry.
The International Wine and Spirit Competition, of which Eddie is a judge, sets the world benchmark for wine and spirits and its bronze, silver and gold IWSC award notations are often to be found on bottles of wines and spirits bought in shops in the UK.