Easter Shopping and News from An Gleann

If you've ever been to Islay you probably heard of Jane Mitchell, and if not the words Islay Tablet must ring a bell. On the main road between Port Charlotte and Portnahaven, where the road goes downhill, makes a sharp bend and crosses a burn, you can find a beautiful white washed cottage surrounded by a large garden. The sign next to the gate says "An Gleann" which is gaelic for "The Glen". It's here in this quiet part of Islay where Jane Mitchell makes here mouthwatering Islay Tablets in various flavours including malt whisky from Islay and Jura.

For those of you who had the pleasure to taste Jane's creations you know what I'm talking about. Jane's tablets are the best, no matter if it's butter, chocolate of with a touch of whisky! If you don't know what this is all about I can refer to the following description of this traditional Scottish sweet: "Tablet's hard to describe if you haven't had a Scottish upbringing; it's like toffee, but not chewy, it's like fudge, but more grainy. It's basically a wee bit of heaven in an otherwise dreich country." Continue reading...

As with many businesses, the quieter months of the year are spent looking forward to, and preparing for the next season. That's why Jane Mitchell spent the winter at An Gleann s developing a new range of gourmet tablet, just in time for Easter. Amongst here new products she also created nine varieties of tablet flavoured with a Single Malt from one of each of Islay and Jura’s nine distilleries. With a whisky content of 1.5%, each is distinctively different. Available in individual 250g gift bags or a 500g gift box containing all varieties for those who find it difficult to choose! This new range of Islay whisky tablets is appropriately named "The Whisky Connoisseur Collection." Launching on Saturday 3rd April with a tasting event at Islay Studios in Islay House square in Bridgend, the collection will then be available exclusively from the An Gleann outlet, between Port Charlotte and Portnahaven, and from their online shop. Besides the new range of gourmet tablet you can find some really nice Easter gifts and a whole new range of other products in An Gleann's online shop at www.angleann.co.uk/shop


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