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The Ultimate Hamper by Ardtaraig - Bottle Selection 3

When it comes to the ultimate luxury hamper we believe that each item needs to be of the very best quality available.

This lead us to create a hamper that not only competes with the very best out there, but which offers great value for money given it's premium contents.

Completely refreshed for 2020, we have given you the option of choosing one of three different bottle packages at different price points.

Each selection contains some truly delicious bottles of Wine, Champagne, Port and Whisky and we are sure that whichever one you choose that you or your recipient will be delighted with it's contents.

To View Bottle Selection 1 Click Here.

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Aside from the different options for the bottles, all of the hand selected items that fill this hamper to the brim remain the same, no matter which bottle selection you choose.

Rather than talk about it, we thought you would like an in depth breakdown of this hamper's contents:

Starting with five of the finest bottles available - Bottle Package 3:

  • A bottle of Recchia Amarone della Valpolicella 'Masua Di Jago' 2015 75cl 75cl

The wine is deep ruby red in colour with intense flavours of fruit, jam and Mediterranean spices. It has a fantastic velvety texture
and well rounded full-bodied taste. With a fine balance between acidity and softness. Pairs well with red meats, braised joints,
game and fermented cheese.
The Masua di Jago is in the heart of Valpolicella. The Masua is the hill that divides the valley of Marano with the valley of Negrar.
The Recchia family vineyards are situated on the south facing slopes of the valley. They catch the early morning sunrise but
because of the flat slopes of the fields they also get the rays of the early evening sunset. The fantastic position of the vineyards
creates a classic wine. The flinty soils give the Recchia wines a special taste which when combined with the local scotch pines
and cherry blossoms of the field creates fantastic wines.
The farm of Fratelli Recchia is situated in the heart of the historic Valpolicella region. Tradition and innovation, experience and
technical progress, the philosophy that has come down through the generations, a perfect union between the old and the new. In
1906 Giovanni Battista Recchia bought a small estate in Jago, Valle de Negrar, built his house and started to cultivate the few
vineyards still present at the end of 1800’s. With seriousness and passion the vineyard holdings and production are considerably
increased, the company now having 60 hectares of vineyards in Valpolicella and Lake Garda.

  • A bottle of Domaine de la Motte Chablis 1er Cru 'Vau Ligneau' 2016 75cl

The lieu-dit of Vau-ligneau (meaning little valley) is one of the more recent Premier Crus of Chablis elevated to this status for
consistently producing superior quality wines. Domaine de la Motte's 5 hectares of vineyards lie on south-and west-facing hills,
where the soils have more clay and kimmeridgian features.
20% of the wine is fermented in oak barrels(228l&600l), the rest in stainless steel. The oaked proportion remains in barrel for 8-
12 months.
The result is a exactly what a Premier Cru Chablis should be with a typically flinty and grassy edge to still quite primary
Chardonnay fruit on the nose. This is followed by crisp, linear flavours which have real edge and definition, filling out in midpalate
but with a long, steely finish. It will continue to develop for up to 10 years.
Domaine de la Motte is a 25 hectare, family-run winery handed down from father to son since 1950. Now under the stewardship
of Bernard Michaut, an ex-chef, who works with his son Adrien. Their winemaking is meticulous and the wines are benchmarks
for the region. They are fastidious about producing concentrated, mineral and very precise wines which reflect the particular
terroirs of Chablis, with vines on both Portlandian and Kimmeridgian soils. Motte's wines are regularly chosen for the Tastevinage
label, a rigorous selection by

  • A bottle of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne  75cl

From the oldest established Champagne house in the world, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is something you either know about or need to know about.

Charming and elegant, Ruinart Blanc de Blancs is a fruity, floral Champagne. The Chardonnay grape is at the heart of Ruinarts blends, harvested

right from the Cote des Blancs and Montagne de Reims vineyards. Characteristic of Chardonnay, this is a beautiful golden yellow in colour

with an abundance of foamy apricot, peach and pineapple whilst remaining light and fresh.

  • A bottle of Kilchoman Machir Bay, Islay Single Malt Whisky 75cl

Machir Bay 2013 is a vatting of 4 and 5 year old ex-bourbon casks, with the 4 year casks being finished in Oloroso sherry butts
for 4 weeks prior to bottling. The Machir Bay range is Kilchoman’s core expression, first launched in 2012 when it won the
prestigious IWSC 2012 Gold Medal – Best in Class. Bottled once a year, each release contains more mature whisky each year
allowing Kilchoman fans to follow the development of the unique Kilchoman malt as it matures. The nose is comprised of soft
cooked fruits with strong, peaty aromas. Soft mixed fruits show on the palate, with hints of vanilla and an intense sweetness.
Anthony Wills built Kilchoman distillery in 2005 and in doing so brought farm distilling back to Islay. In May 2019, Kilchoman
doubled production with the construction of a new stillhouse adding two more stills, along with a new mash tun and six new
washbacks. That has taken production capacity close to half a million litres of alcohol a year, and will enable experimental runs
using different yeast and barley varieties.

  • A bottle of Krohn Colheita 2007 Vintage Port 75cl

Nutty aromas, with notes of toffee and apple. The beautifully smooth and mellow palate has ripe fruit - characters of fig and raisin
- along with rich and ripe spicy and nutty flavours. Complex and well-balanced, with great length.
Wiese & Krohn was founded in 1865 by two Norwegians - Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn - shipping initially to Scandinavia
and Germany. In the century and a half since its foundation, Krohn has built up an outstanding reputation. Long renowned for the
quality of their sublime Colheitas (single vintage tawnies), they produce a remarkably complete range for a small house, and
each wine excels in its category. Much of the secret lies in the high quality of their vineyards - the magical combination of terroir,
locality, aspect, incline and low-yielding vines. Their Quinta do Retiro Novo estate in Sarzedinho, in the Rio Torto valley (where
vinification takes place), is all A grade vineyard. Indeed Krohn only work with grapes from A-graded vineyards across all of their
ports, and their top wines are still trodden by foot. Since 2013 Krohn has been part of the Fladgate Partnership - alongside
Taylor's, Fonseca and Croft.

Core Hamper Contents:

  • Ardtaraig 750g Side of Smoked Scottish Salmon

We are delighted to be able to put a large side of our smoked salmon in our new larger 24" wicker hamper. Quite simply our most popular product that we sell. Our signature Ardtaraig Smoked Scottish Salmon is quite unlike anything you will find in the supermarket. Our Scottish Salmon is smoked gently over a mixture of Oak and Beech wood in traditional London brick kilns using age old smoking techniques. This provides a wonderful light smoke that does not overpower the delicate flavour of our Salmon. (Serves 8-10 as a starter)

  • Ardtaraig 200g Scottish Cured Gravadlax

Our Gravadlax is beautiful. A great alternative to our Smoked Salmon, this product is cured in a Scandinavian style, rather than smoked. Utilising a combination of dill, juniper and molasses, Gravadlax is very distinct and unique in flavour and if you've not tried it before, it will leave you wanting more!

  • Ardtaraig 200g Smoked Scottish Rainbow Trout

Our Smoked Scottish Rainbow Trout is similar to our smoked salmon, but with a more subtle flavour. Still distinct in its own right, many people prefer this delicacy over smoked salmon.

  • Ardtaraig 180g Hot Roast Salmon Slices

As opposed to the other products in this hamper which are cold smoked, this product is hot smoked, (the secret is in the name) which effectively smokes and roasts our beautiful salmon. This produces a very versatile product with all the flavour of Smoked Salmon, but a flaky texture that can be used in salads, canapés, breakfasts and our favourite... pasta dishes.

  • New for 2020 - John Ross Dill & Mustard Sauce Jar 175g

In Scandinavia you can't go far without finding this stunning, traditional Dill & Mustard Sauce. In Sweden it is called hovmästarsås and is an age old pairing to eat with fish. We challenge anyone to not find this totally addictive. John Ross have been producing this sauce for years. We have traditionally served a sachet in the back of our Gravadlax packs for years, but people want it in greater quantities, so here we are. Enjoy!

  • A 30g tin of Desietra Acipenser Baeri Caviar

You can't have the ultimate hamper without Caviar!

Our partners at Desietra really know what they are doing when it comes to caviar. We would have loved to have put some Beluga in here, but then the hamper would be twice the price! Acipenser Baeri caviar is a beautiful product. Also called Baeriskaya, this caviar is taken from Siberian Sturgeon. It is great value and just melts on the tongue with a fine distinct flavour. The colour ranges from Black/Grey to Black/Brown and don't forget, 30g goes a log way. Classified BAE on the CITES tamper seal, this caviar is the real deal and totally delicious.

  • A 12cm Mother of Pearl Caviar spoon

Many of you will know this already, but when serving, or eating caviar it is important to not use a metal spoon. Due to the delicate flavour of caviar, the metal on spoons taints the flavour when the metal touches the delicate eggs. This beautiful mother of pearl spoon is the perfect thing and something that can be used again and again.

No hamper is complete without beautiful Paté's. We've added three of them from Findlaters Fine Foods:

  • Findlaters Duck Liver Paté with Apricots poached in Cointreau 120g
  • Findlaters Chicken Liver Paté with Port and Brandy 120g
  • Findlaters Venison Paté with Cranberries & Cherry Brandy 120g

It has taken us a long time to find the right paté for our hampers, but in Findlaters we have found the perfect solution. No long life ambient paté's here!  Each paté is very distinct in flavour, each has won great taste gold awards and we challenge you not to think that they could be served in a restaurant.

You can't have paté's without cheese:

  • Isle of Arran Cheese, Kilbride Mature Cheddar waxed truckle 200g

There is a reason that this product has been in our hampers for so long. It is truly delicious and nothing, in our opinion comes close.This yummy and moreish cheddar is mature and full of flavour. Perfect after dinner with some of that lovely wine or port.

  • Cropwell Bishop Creamery Waxed Blue Stilton 225g

Hand crafted the traditional way by the Skailes Family using 3rd generation recipe's. We believe this is one of the best stilton's we have ever tried. Cropwell Bishop's Blue Stilton has a rich tangy flavour, and a velvety-soft texture that makes it melt in the mouth. They craft this cheese carefully by hand, using methods that have changed little since the 17th Century. To allow this Stilton to develop its unique flavour, they normally age it to 12 weeks. This Blue Stilton Cheese was awarded a prestigious 3 Star Great Taste Award in August 2017

Where there's cheese there needs to be biscuits:

  • Peter's Yard Original Sourdough Crispbreads (Round without hole) 140g

Peter's Yard crispbread recipes are always inspired by Sweden. They are made by skilled bakers here in the UK using organic fresh milk, organic flours and our precious sourdough which is fed daily and allowed to ferment for 16 hours before each batch is baked. Perfect for Canapés and dips or as biscuits for cheese with each box contains Peters Yard's traditional round crispbreads. This product also has a great taste 3 star award.

  • Walkers Highland Oatcakes 280g

The iconic oatcakes – crunchy delicious and packed with wholesome oats.

Where there's cheese and biscuits, there needs to be chutney:

  • Galloway Lodge Fig Chutney for Cheese 200g (New for 2020)

Only the finest ingredients are used and then cooked in small batches using traditional methods - this guarantees a quality product with an authentic taste. This chutney, produced by our friends, the Hesketh family is stunning and the perfect compliment to the cheese and paté's in this hamper. We always have a jar on the go in the Mortimer household.

  • Galloway Lodge Strawberry Jam 200g

A really gorgeous and luxurious hand made, small batch jam from local producers Galloway Lodge. All made in small batches, this local supplier are at the top of their game.

  • Galloway Lodge Single Malt Whisky Marmalade 200g

Whisky and marmalade go hand in hand and this is one of the best we have tried. Galloway lodge are a small, family runbusiness just like us and it really shows in thier products. Made in small batches and by hand we know you will be as impressed with us with this gorgeous product.

  • Salthouse & Peppermongers Keralan Green Pepper 38g

As the perfect accompaniment to our delicious Smoked Salmon, we at Ardtaraig love pepper, but this is something else entirely. The beauty of Keralan green pepper is that it is more delicate than traditional pepper. It still has that lovely peppery flavour, but more subtle with fresh herby notes that truly compliment our salmon perfectly. So much so that we have put this product into all of our luxury hampers this year.

  • Blackthorn Salt Box 240g Box

Blackthorn salt are locally based in Ayr and are producing a truly exciting salt using a centuries old method which are patient, gentle and sustainable: Scottish West Coast sea water is slowly trickled through the country’s only graduation thorn tower whilst being evaporated by the exhilarating West Coast wind.

Blackthorn use 100% west coast sea water and nothing else. There are no illusions: no adding, no seeding, no bleaching, just pure Scottish sea salt. When you taste Blackthorn Salt you taste nature – the sea, the winds and the thorns.

  • Rocket Monkey Roastery Major Tom fresh roasted coffee for cafetiere 250g

Rocket Monkey Roastery has a great name and is taking the coffee world by storm. Main supplier of the Edinburgh Festival sites in 2017, 2018 and 2019, their coffee has received rave reviews and this signature Major Tom coffee is one of their best. Strong, rich, chocolatey and tasting of hazelnuts, roasted by hand, in small batches, their ethos is to roast their coffee beans according to how the bean needs to be roasted, not to follow fashion or trends. This beautiful product drinks well at any time of day.

  • Shibui Tea - Scottish Breakfast Tea & Peppermint Tea

One of our newest partnerships, Shibui Tea is an exceptional company providing exceptional products. In this hamper we have two of their finest, new Scottish Breakfast Tea Bio Pyramids and Peppermint Bio Pyramids.

Each Tube contains 15 Pyramid bags. The Tubes, Pyramids and internal wrapper are all biodegradable and beautifully presented.

We think these products are superb and we challenge you not to be impressed by them.

You can't have a luxury hamper without something sweet to finish

  • Walkers Stem Ginger & Chocolate Biscuits 150g

The wonderful warm, spicy flavour of finest Australian stem ginger combined in Walker's biscuits makes a delectable treat with tea or coffee.

  • Walkers Oatflake & Honey Biscuits 150g

The honey adds a mellow sweetness to the lovely crumbly texture of this biscuit.

  • Amelie Chocolat 15 Belgian Chocolate Selection Box 220g

 Indulge in a delectable taster pack of fifteen superb Belgian chocolates ... a little bit of heaven in a box!

 Made with the finest ingredients, fillings include ganaches of coffee and rum, velvety smooth traditional pralines, scrumptious creme brule ….and more.

 With something to suit every taste, this all time best selling collection makes an ideal gift for family, friends and business colleagues.

 Presented in a chic gift box and beautifully finished with a hand tied ribbon.

  • Bare Bones Chocolate - Madegascar 70% Dark Chocolate 70g

Bare Bones Chocolate ™ is a micro-batch, bean to bar chocolate company based in Glasgow created by Cameron and Lara. As chocolate and speciality food enthusiasts, they wanted to create their own brand that was built on incredible chocolate with impeccable detail through every process. They make their chocolate in a tiny workshop in the South Side of Glasgow in micro-batches of around 8kg at a time. They roast their cacao on a modified Giesen coffee roaster and have engineered most of their equipment from scratch, to get the best possible quality for their batch sizes. Bare Bones want to highlight the importance of good chocolate – free from emulsifiers and additives.

 Award-winning single-origin Madagascar 70% dark chocolate with taste notes of maple syrup and cherry with a raspberry jam finish.  Beautifully rich and without the bitterness commonly associated with dark chocolate.

Region: Sambirano, grown amongst mangos, bananas and vanilla. 
Source: UCLS Cooperative
Certification: Organic certified
Fermentation: Fermentation boxes located in local collection centres

If you want the best chocolate we have ever tasted, this is it!

  • Bare Bones Chocolate - Dominican Republic 68% Dark Salted Chocolate 70g

As above, this is a truly sublime small batch, local chocolate that we know you will love

 Single origin Dominican Republic 68% dark chocolate with tasting notes of salted caramel and roasted hazelnuts. The Maldon salt is ground smooth within the chocolate for 24 hours and acts as a flavour indicator to bring out the natural sweetness from the cacao. The salt creates the perfect balance of sweet and savoury – making it incredibly complex and moreish.

Region: Duarte Province
Variety: Trinitario and Criollo
Source: OKO Caribe
Certification: Organic Certified
Conditions: 200–350m above sea level
Fermentation: 5-6 days in four tiers of wooden boxes

  •  Just Slate Hand cut Square cheese board in gift box 30cm x 30cm

Present the gorgeous cheeses in this hamper on Just Slates stylish square shaped slate cheese board. Hand cut in Scotland from high quality slate, it is not only extremely durable but has a versatile functionality and natural contemporary elegance. This is comething that will be used again and again making this a long lasting gift.

 

Finally each of these stunning items is carefully packed with love and care into our new large 24" Wicker Hamper and outer case to be dispatched with your own personal message in our gift card and delivered on your requested date.

We love this product and we hope you do too. If you have any questions about the contents of this hamper please get in touch on 01292 521000 or e-mail us at sales@ardtaraigfinefoods.co.uk

Look inside:

  • Recchia Amarone della Valpolicella 'Masua Di Jago' 2015 75cl 75cl  (Bottle Selection 3) Recchia Amarone della Valpolicella 'Masua Di Jago' 2015 75cl 75cl (Bottle Selection 3)
  • Domaine de la Motte Chablis 1er Cru 'Vau Ligneau' 2016 75cl (Bottle Selection 3) Domaine de la Motte Chablis 1er Cru 'Vau Ligneau' 2016 75cl (Bottle Selection 3)
  • Kilchoman Machir Bay, Islay Single Malt Whisky 75cl (Bottle Selection 3) Kilchoman Machir Bay, Islay Single Malt Whisky 75cl (Bottle Selection 3)
  • Krohn Colheita 2007 Vintage Port 75cl (Bottle Selection 3) Krohn Colheita 2007 Vintage Port 75cl (Bottle Selection 3)
  • Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Chanmpagne 75cl (Bottle Selection 3) Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Chanmpagne 75cl (Bottle Selection 3)
  • Ardtaraig 750g Side of Smoked Scottish Salmon Ardtaraig 750g Side of Smoked Scottish Salmon
  • Ardtaraig Scottish Gravadlax with Dill & Mustard Sauce Sachet 200g Ardtaraig Scottish Gravadlax with Dill & Mustard Sauce Sachet 200g
  • Ardtaraig Smoked Scottish Rainbow Trout 200g Ardtaraig Smoked Scottish Rainbow Trout 200g
  • Ardtaraig Hot Roast Salmon Slices 180g Ardtaraig Hot Roast Salmon Slices 180g
  • John Ross Dill & Mustard Sauce 175g John Ross Dill & Mustard Sauce 175g
  • Desietra Acipenser Baerii Caviar 30g & Mother of Pearl Caviar Spoon 12cm Desietra Acipenser Baerii Caviar 30g & Mother of Pearl Caviar Spoon 12cm
  • Findlaters Chicken Liver Paté with Brandy & Port 120g Findlaters Chicken Liver Paté with Brandy & Port 120g
  • Findlaters Duck Liver Paté with Apricots Poached in Cointreau 120g Findlaters Duck Liver Paté with Apricots Poached in Cointreau 120g
  • Findlaters Venison Paté with Cranberries & Cherry Brandy 120g Findlaters Venison Paté with Cranberries & Cherry Brandy 120g
  • Isle of Arran Kilbride Mature Cheddar 200g Isle of Arran Kilbride Mature Cheddar 200g
  • Cropwell Bishop Creamery Waxed Blue Stilton 225g Cropwell Bishop Creamery Waxed Blue Stilton 225g
  • Walkers Highland Oatcakes 280g Walkers Highland Oatcakes 280g
  • Peter's Yard Original Sourdough Crispbreads (Round without hole) 140g Peter's Yard Original Sourdough Crispbreads (Round without hole) 140g
  • Rocket Monkey Roastery Major Tom fresh roasted coffee for cafetiere 250g Rocket Monkey Roastery Major Tom fresh roasted coffee for cafetiere 250g
  • Shibui Scottish Breakfast Tea 30g Shibui Scottish Breakfast Tea 30g
  • Shibui Tea Peppermint Pyramids 30g Shibui Tea Peppermint Pyramids 30g
  • Blackthorn Scottish Sea Salt Box 240g Blackthorn Scottish Sea Salt Box 240g
  • Galloway Lodge Fig Chutney for Cheese 200g (New for 2020) Galloway Lodge Fig Chutney for Cheese 200g (New for 2020)
  • Galloway Lodge Single Malt Whisky Marmalade 200g Galloway Lodge Single Malt Whisky Marmalade 200g
  • Galloway Lodge Strawberry Jam 200g Galloway Lodge Strawberry Jam 200g
  • Bare Bones Chocolate - Madagascar 70% Dark Chocolate 70g Bare Bones Chocolate - Madagascar 70% Dark Chocolate 70g
  • Bare Bones Chocolate - Dominican Republic 68% Dark Salted Chocolate 70g Bare Bones Chocolate - Dominican Republic 68% Dark Salted Chocolate 70g
  • Walkers Stem Ginger & Chocolate Biscuits 150g Walkers Stem Ginger & Chocolate Biscuits 150g
  • Walkers Oatflake & Honey Biscuits 150g Walkers Oatflake & Honey Biscuits 150g
  • Amelie Chocolat 15 Belgian Chocolate Selection Box 220g Amelie Chocolat 15 Belgian Chocolate Selection Box 220g
  • Just Slate Hand cut Square cheese board in gift box 30cm x 30cm Just Slate Hand cut Square cheese board in gift box 30cm x 30cm