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Vedett Blonde

Vedett Blonde

Vedett Blonde is 5.2% and comes in a 330ml bottle. A beauty at £3.35.

Straw in colour and pearly-white head. A smooth, malty character with subtly balanced hops, and a lingering fruitiness with subtle notes of vanilla.


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Ric

Ric

Ric, well Ric just kind of showed up one day and started doing things. It made life a little easier so no one really complained. We’re kind of just stuck with him at this point. Loads of people really like Ric but not one of them could give you a convincing reason as to why. It’s just one of those things that just is. Sometimes he can be nice but mostly he’s very mean; like when you fancy someone in primary school –  If he is being excessively mean it’s only because he loves you.


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Kat

Kat

Shaking the foundations of the bar on a Diva scale, Kat doesn’t mess about. She writes and sings bare summer banger’z’ on a soul and Hip Hop scene! She is destined for imminent musical world domination, but for the meantime can pour an excellent pint!


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Vedett IPA…NEW!!!

Vedett IPA…NEW!!!

New in at 5.5% in a 330ml bottle. A treat at £3.65…

Fruity citrus notes mix with floral, green and fresh aromas. A pronounced but mild bitterness with hints of grapefruit which increase in intensity. Velvety, malty undertones give way to sweet, caramel notes.


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Jazz Information

Live Jazz is a regular event on ‘What’s Happening’ at The Hillary Step. Every Sunday and Wednesday from 9 pm we will be hosting a jazz gig featuring musicians largely from the NW, but also those on a national tour that our booking guru Bob Jones brings to Whalley Range.

Coming up:

Wednesday 31st January Aidan Smith and Pals. Witty originals and old blues.

Sunday 4th February Will Tang Trio, funky jazzy blues combo.

Sunday 11th February Adam Fairhall solo keys, visiting old blues, ragtime piano-friendly ghosts..

Wednesday 14th February Ed Watt Trio, Valentines Night Special, Swinging standards

Sunday 18th February Sound of Thieves Bass and looped vocals

Sunday 25th February Lucy Lockwood quartet, swinging songster with hot combo

Wednesday 28th February Alex Douglas’ Hymnos – featuring some gospel influences

Alex Douglas: clarinet/Saxophone, Bim Williams: Guitar, George Burrage: double bass, George Grundy: drums

Sunday 4th March Tokyo Sauce, funky originals four piece.

Sunday 11th March Tim Franks Quartet, with Gary Boyle on guitar, dynamic modern jazz

Wednesday 14th March Midnite Johnny Morana, Rockin’ blues

Sunday 18th March Bim Williams Trio Masashi Hoshino: bass, George Grundy: drums, Bim Williams: guitar, tuneful contemporary jazz.

Sunday 25th March trio Ben Playford Trio, Pianist and vocalist Ben leads his swinging combo through classic songs.

Wednesday 28th March Nat Blooms, sassy singer/songwriter with accompaniment

Sunday 1st April Blue Pearl Quartet, an homage to Bud Powell.

Sunday 8th April Annie Long Classy singer, standards with hot combo

Wednesday 11th April Trilogy Acoustic ’70’s rock

Sunday 15th April Yiddlesticks, Klezmer – one schlep beyond!

Sunday 22nd April The Woodrooms, classic standards from ace singer with hot combo.

Wednesday 25th April Phil Davies, solo singer songwriter, very clever lyrics.

Sunday 29th April Trio Mike Ciaputa Trio, Brilliant jazz guitarist with accompaniment.

Sunday 6th May Andrzej Baranek Trio jazz rip-roaring jazz standards

Wednesday 9th May Mark Hanslip Trio modern jazz arrangements

Sunday 13th May Dean Stockdale Trio, superb pianist plays jazz standards with accompaniment

For further information please contact us at The Hillary Step on 0161 881 1978 or email jazz@thehillarystep.co.uk


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The Highlander £11.15

Scotland’s largest whisky region boasts a dizzying array of styles, from rich and  textured to fragrantly floral, as befits an ever-changing landscape of coastline, moor and mountain. Even without the famed Speyside enclave, you’ll find some of whisky’s most famous names here.

 

Ardmore 10 year old

Dalmore 12 year old

Oban 14 year old

 

 


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The Speysider £10.35

Broadly speaking, Speyside whiskies can be classified as falling into one of two camps. At one end of the spectrum there are the light, grassy, ‘lunchtime whiskies’ such as Glenlivet; at the other end lie the rich, sweet, sherried qualities of        Glenrothes and Macallan.

 

 

Aberlour 10 year old

Balvenie 12 year old

Glenrothes 10 year old

 


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The Islander £9.95

There are nearly 800 islands scattered off Scotland’s crenellated coastline, of which only a few are inhabited – and fewer still have a distillery. Excluding the whisky hotspot of Islay, the islands of  Arran, Mull, Jura, Skye, Lewis and Orkney are home to an eclectic mix of styles, from light citrus to full-on peat smoke.

 

Highland Park 12 year old (Orkney)

Isle of Jura 10 year old (Jura)

Talisker 10 year old (Skye)

 


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The International £11.80

It’s not just Scotland distilling the best malt whiskies! Japan often out-manoeuvre the veterans on the award front these days and Wales have a couple of their own. These are the best (affordable) examples.

 

Balvenie (Scotland) 12 year old

Nikka (Japan) 12 year old

Penderyn (Wales) 8 year old

 


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The Best Sellers £10.60

The Glenlivet is famous as the first officially-licensed distillery in Scotland and has a light citrus crispness.

Two heavily peated southern Islay malts make up this triumvirate of 3 absolute classic malts.

 

 

Glenlivet (Speyside) 10 year old

Lagavulin (Islay) 16 year old

Talisker (Skye) 10 year old

 


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The Glenfiddich £11.80

The Glenfiddich £11.80

Founded by William Grant in 1886 just half a mile from Dufftown, Glenfiddich is one of the few single malt distilleries to remain entirely family owned and is now the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Enjoy the trio…

Glenfiddich 12 year old

Glenfiddich 15 year old

Glenfiddich 18 year old

 


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Gluten free beers now in stock!

Great for those who are wheat intolerant.

For those who have coelic disease

and for those who simply want to try something new…

 

First Chop AVA 3.5%     500ml bottle £3.65

mini-clips

First Chop HOP 4.1%     500ml bottle £3.65

 mini-clips

 Estrella Daura 5.4%       330ml bottle       £3.85

estrella GF

 

 

 


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What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

At £2 a portion, treat yourself to perfectly prepared, freshly baked Pork Scratching’s with an apple dipping sauce….Crikey! What a treat and dangerously moreish! You have been warned!


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Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Calling all quizzers… next quiz night is Tuesday 7th February!!! –  Look forward to seeing you at 8.45 in 2017!!!


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Corina

Corina

Corina just turned up one day… A ray of Romanian sunshine. Simply the best animal artist to ever come out of Targu Jiu. Hot shot DJ, she always plays what the crowd wants. Her cheeseboards are second to none (although this is highly disputed by Ian and Ric)

Its almost like she was raised by wolves yet trained by an international ring of super spys/Bartenders.


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Kuba

Kuba

From Poland with love!


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Vedett Blonde

Vedett Blonde is 5.2% and comes in a 330ml bottle. A beauty at £3.35. Straw in colour...

Ric

Ric, well Ric just kind of showed up one day and started doing things. It made life a...

Kat

Shaking the foundations of the bar on a Diva scale, Kat doesn’t mess about. She...

Vedett IPA…NEW!!!

New in at 5.5% in a 330ml bottle. A treat at £3.65… Fruity citrus notes mix with...

Jazz Information

Live Jazz is a regular event on ‘What’s Happening’ at The Hillary...

The Highlander £11.15

Scotland’s largest whisky region boasts a dizzying array of styles, from rich and ...

The Speysider £10.35

Broadly speaking, Speyside whiskies can be classified as falling into one of two camps....

The Islander £9.95

There are nearly 800 islands scattered off Scotland’s crenellated coastline, of which...

The International £11.80

It’s not just Scotland distilling the best malt whiskies! Japan often out-manoeuvre the...

The Best Sellers £10.60

The Glenlivet is famous as the first officially-licensed distillery in Scotland and has a...

The Glenfiddich £11.80

Founded by William Grant in 1886 just half a mile from Dufftown, Glenfiddich is one of...

Gluten free beers now in stock!

Great for those who are wheat intolerant. For those who have coelic disease and for those...

What a treat! Pork Scratching’s…

At £2 a portion, treat yourself to perfectly prepared, freshly baked Pork...

Sue & Angela’s Quiz

Calling all quizzers… next quiz night is Tuesday 7th February!!! –  Look...

Corina

Corina just turned up one day… A ray of Romanian sunshine. Simply the best animal...

Kuba

From Poland with love!