A finer selction of whisky in any Yorkshire whisky shop you will not find, and without starting any more feuds, the same can probably can be said about Lancashire whisky shops too!
Established in 1982 and based in The Old Smithy which was built around 1700, (the date stone in part of the office proclaims 1673), The Wright Wine & Whisky Company is truly an independent specialist worthy of a visit.
Founder Bob Wright, assisted by Julian Kaye, who a few years ago had the honour of being appointed to the prestigious organisation 'The Keepers of the Quaich', have expanded the range to fill every nook and cranny of the old building.
An above average range of miniatures can also be found amongst the other speciality of the house, wine. The 1000 strong range encompasses wines from 17 different countries around the world, including wines of limited availability to those suitable for every-day drinking. There is something to suit even the most demanding palate.
Bob often referred to his shop as "the coldest shop in the north of England". Rather than risk damaging the wine by adding heat to the building it was always policy to let the customer freeze. Until seventeen years ago that is..............
In 1991 the opportunity was seized to acquire the vacant shop and offices next door. Equipped with central heating this could have caused quite a problem had the company not diversified into wine related sundry items and books. Now, after feeling the cold when selecting from a range of wines and liqueurs, customers can move next door into the warmth of either the Whisky rooms or the wine accessories, and browse through the large range of corkscrews, coasters, cradles, funnels and flasks, measures, thermometers and sensibly priced glassware.
Other gift items are available including Hip Flasks, Quaichs, Blending and Tasting Glasses, Water Jugs, Books, Miniature Gift Boxes, and various 20cl size bottles.
Unfortunately only Whisky and Whisky Liqueurs are available to purchase online