The Ensign Ewart is one of Edinburgh's oldest pubs. We've spent the last few years building one of the best whisky lists in town, featuring a range of rare and unique whiskies, at good prices.
We believe whisky is for drinking - not hiding away in a cupboard, or passing round auction houses - and have been looking for a way to share our whisky with you during lockdown.
And so, DRAM DROP was born. You can't come to us, but our whisky can come to you...
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We source bottles of interesting, rare and unusual whiskies from reputable suppliers such as Royal Mile Whiskies & Master of Malt. When you place an order, we measure out 50ml of each whisky and fill into hand-labelled pouches.
CAN YOU DELIVER?
Yes! We currently only deliver to mainland UK. Delivery is £2.50 for orders under £20 and free for orders over £20. Please contact us about deliveries to non-mainland UK (or anywhere else in the world) to see if we can ship to you, and for a quote. We are working hard to bring our whisky to the world!
WHAT'S THE SHELF-LIFE?
We recommend storing pouches in a cool, dark place until you are ready to drink. If you are not going to be consuming within 4 weeks, we would advise decanting into another suitable container. We think whisky is for drinking, not for squirrelling away anyway!
We like to be different! The pouches we use are food safe, and completely inert, They are filled as hygienically as possible, in a clean environment. Masks are worn throughout all stages of filling and packing, and all orders are completed by only one person to minimise contact. All pouches are sealed once filled - do not consume if the seal is broken. We have done extensive testing to ensure there is no effect on the flavour or quality of the whisky. It was tough, but someone had to do it.
CAN THE POUCHES BY REUSED?
We would not recommend using more than once, though they are perfectly safe to reuse. We are working hard to source alternative pouches made from recyclable materials. The benefit to plastic is they are significantly lighter than glass and hence use much less fuel to transport, and require much less additional packing to protect them. We use as much recyclable and recycled material as we can for the rest of our packaging.
HOW DO I KNOW I'M GETTING THE RIGHT WHISKY?
The Ensign Ewart is one of Edinburgh's oldest pubs, and has been under current ownership for 6 years. We strive to operate to the highest standards, and that includes guaranteeing that what is on the label, is in the pouch. If you would like any further proof, or have any other questions, please contact us. We also weigh before and after filling to make sure the correct amount has been filled. Fun fact - higher ABV whiskies weigh less than lower ABV whiskies as alcohol is less dense than water!
FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX FACEBOOK GIVEAWAY
*THIS CONTEST HAS NOW CLOSED*
To enter, like, share and comment on the original post on the Dram Drop Facebook page before 11pm on Sunday 17th May 2020. Strictly over 18s only. Only available to EH postcodes.
Prize is 1 x 50ml Imperial 20 Year old, 1 x 50ml Cambus 26 Year Old, 1 x 50ml Littlemill 20 & 3 x Ensign Ewart branded whisky glasses. Total prize value £77.80. Cannot be exchanged.
Winner will be picked using a random number generator at 11am on Monday 18th May 2020 and announced on Facebook shortly thereafter. Confirmation of age and delivery will be arranged with the winner following the announcement. If the winner cannot prove they are over 18, or does not live in an address with an EH postcode, another winner will be selected at random and so on until a winner is decided.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Dram Drop and not to Facebook. By participating in this promotion you agree to a complete release of Facebook from any claims.