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Demijohn wins the Scottish Retail Excellence Awards in 2010
We seem to encourage a large amount of vibrant enthusiasm and energy in people when they shop with us. Some of this enthusiasm has even translated into public awards for both our unique way of doing business and the products that we sell.

Awards we have proudly won to date:

  • Independant Retailer of the Year 2020 (shortlisted), Yorkshire Food & Drink Awards
  • World Sloe Gin Awards (winner Boutique Distiller 2020, winner Best Artistan Sloe Gin 2016, 2015, 2014)
  • Small Multiple Retailer of the Year 2010 (winner), Scottish Retail Excellence Awards
  • Small Multiple Retailer of the Year 2008 (special commendation), Scottish Retail Excellence Awards
  • Responsible Retailer of Year 2007 (shortlisted), Scottish Retail Excellence Awards

What do people say?

This list is just some of the wonderful things people have said about us since we started in business in Edinburgh in 2004. All are overwhelmingly flattering and many are very funny!

They come from articles in the public press, online blogs and of course email and letters from all our fantastic customers. I thought it would be nice to share a few of those feelings with you as they are very special and mean a lot to us.

Please do keep the comments coming, good or bad, as the good ones boost morale while the bad ones help us learn and improve. Together they make the whole thing worth it! Starting with most recent, here we go:

  • 11 Apr 2023 Good afternoon, Angus. I have to say that it is most certainly one of the very best websites, with accesses, which I have ever come across! Really, really Excellent!! Best regards, Trevor.
  • 30 Mar 2023 Lovely Angus and Frances, your new website is gorgeous! Totally fab and no obvious errors to my eye. Will definitely do a refill at some stage, as am out of your gorgeous gin/vinegar/oils etc. Masses of love to you all, Lesley xxx
  • 27 Mar 2023 Demijohn, an outstanding company. Absolutely love this company. Have had several online orders from them and they never disappoint. The attention to detail flavours and quality is outstanding.
    They have a really good choice of produce, we have tried many, my husband particularly likes the ginger wine to accompany his whisky.
    I personally like the delicious Raspberry Vinegar and the Blackcurrant Gin Liqueur. You can choose from a great selection of gifts, delivery is fast. The customer service is second to none. Thank you Angus and team, Paula.

  • 23 Mar 2023 Gosh. Went onto a rocket hot speed site. Bought 2 things on Apple Pay. Just fantastic. Very clever bottle choice graphics for the booze. Lovely fresh feel to it all. Many congratulations, Charles.
  • 23 Dec 2022 Hi there, just wanted to thank you again so much! The parcel came yesterday just In time for Christmas, apologies for the problems and thanks for taking time to explain what happened and sort the situation out, I really appreciate it. Hope you have a good Christmas. Merry Christmas, Jodie :)
  • 1 Oct 2022 Just a note to say thanks so much to Angus, what fantastic customer service and hospitality shown at the York Food and Drink festival, based upon the “to die for tasters….” The first order of many has just been placed. So looking forwards to receiving our order. Jo - “the Sheffielders”
  • 21 Sept 2022 Hi, I ordered from you yesterday and was really surprised to have my order delivered today I am really pleased with it I have made another order today. I just wanted you to know how nice it is to shop with you I really feel that you give a personal service and care about what you do this is unusual. these days. Thank you, Sharon
  • 19 Aug 2022 Dearest Kacper.Thank you for the additional liqueurs! You are simply too kind for words! Thank you again for making my day, and for such an amazing shopping experience! Warmest Regards, Maria and Anthony
  • 11 May 2022 Excellent service Kacper…I look forward to receiving the oil tomorrow. Kind regards and many thanks, Mo. PS. Where is Angus, is he still out picking elderflowers?
  • 27 Nov 2021 Dear Angus, We offered the gift to our friend he is really happy tonight. He sent a picture and says again a big thank you and loves the gin! I would like to say thank you for the swift delivery, the box and the bottle were lovely! Kind regards, Élodie
  • 5 July 2021 Good afternoon Angus. You will be happy to know that I have just received the package containing a bottle in perfect condition ! I am delighted. Thank you so much for your help. I do not know of any company with such an excellent customer service! It has been an absolute pleasure doing business with you & I look forward to ordering again before too long. In the meantime, I send you very best wishes for the future along with my thanks, CHEERS! Maggie
  • 17 Feb 2021 Hi, I wanted to give some feedback on the gift I bought from you for my husband. I chose the 10 year old Somerset Cider Brandy in a round bottle, which was packaged beautifully and arrived promptly. I spoke to Angus (I think that was his name) about the delivery info as it went astray, who told me about the TV programme with Joanna Lumley. We watched it last night, my husband with brandy in hand! He is rather obsessed and delighted with this brandy, and is enjoying a rather large glass each evening. I was delighted with the service, the packaging and even the handwriting on the bottle as it was very neat and legible. Thank you! We will buying from you again. A great service and a wonderful gift.
  • 26 Nov 2020 My fabulous midwife daughter received her order today and was delighted with the gift, particularly with the personalisation. Thanks for the fabulous service, going above and beyond when so busy it is much appreciated. CHEERS DEMIJOHN! Babs
  • 20 Nov 2020 Angus, I just wanted to thank you for your assistance with my order which arrived safely today. Many thanks to your York staff for their prompt action, much appreciated. I am delighted with my purchase, as I'm sure the proposed recipient will be, and will definitely be placing further orders in the future. I wish your company every success in these difficult times. Stay safe. Pat
  • 7 Jun 2020 Just a note to let you know, the gifts I sent recently were greatly admired by the recipients and some of their friends, who they showed them to. They told me several people have taken your company’s details, so I hope it brings you new orders. All the items were lovely, thank you. Best wishes, June
  • 8 April 2020 Thank you for making my mums day with a surprise package. She is isolating and I’m in Australia so it was lovely to send her a “thinking of you”’gift that she would use. Alison
  • 15 Jan 2020 We love you Demijohn....the year wouldn't be the same without all your lovely liquids! Anne, an enthusiastic Glasgow customer.
  • 16 Dec 2019 Hi Angus. My order arrived this morning and I just wanted to say a big thank you. Not only for the lovely packaging it arrived in, but also for your fantastic customer service - both via email and in person at the Daylesford and Broad St Christmas markets! I will definitely be purchasing from you again in the future, and I've already told everyone I know what I great company you have. Thanks again, Happy Christmas! Bekah, a happy mail order customer.
  • 11 Nov 2019 Hi, I was in the (York) shop earlier today and just wanted to pass on the positive customer service experience I had with the girl who served me, she was very knowledgable and helpful! I got some really nice olive oil and vinegar for my mum for Christmas and she helped me choose the best ones. Both staff members were very friendly and I will definitely be recommending Demijohn to my friends if they’re looking for a special gift! Thanks, Mel, a happy York customer.
  • 31 Oct 2019 Hi I would like to express my thanks for the wonderful hospitality we experienced on Saturday, 19th October. The tasting experience went far beyond our expectations and the knowledge, enthusiasm and stories that Angus shared with us were fascinating. Thank you so much; we will be back for more! With best wishes, Michelle Bunting, a happy Glasgow customer.
  • 17 Jun 2019 Hi there. Just a quick one! I write for What’s On Live and for my own personal blog, Everyone’s A Critic. I was at the BBC Good Food Show last week as press and wanted to say how well your staff presented themselves. They were a pleasure to chat to about the gifts you produce. I can’t wait to explore your wider product range and recommend them to others. Thank you. Jenny Ell, a happy customer.
  • 19 Dec 2018 Dear Angus. May I take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the wonderful shopping experience I have when visiting your Victoria St store.
    James is a fantastic front man for your organisation and his staff have always been well versed and trained. Very reminiscent of staff at
    Oddbins!! I greatly enjoyed our chat on Saturday..... Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2019 for you and yours. Yours sincerely, Gordon Wallace-Brown, a happy Edinburgh customer.
  • 1 Feb 2018 I placed an order by telephone with the Edinburgh store around 11.30 a.m on Monday 29th Jan. Order arrived around 11.00 on Wednesday. Absolutely fantastic.Guy on the phone was so helpful. Thank you very much indeed. Have been singing your praises to work colleagues and friends. Gary, a happy mail order customer.
  • 24 Dec 2017 I am one of the lads that popped in and asked about parking outside your Edinburgh store and went on to buy some gin. The wife is just sampling the Damson Gin Liqueur I bought and loves it. Thankyou, I will return. And thanks again for the parking advice too. Merry Xmas. Neil, a happy Edinburgh customer.
  • 13 Nov 2017 Just a little note to say my friend and I met Angus at the Daylesford Xmas Fair and to say we were impressed is an understatement lovely stall, super people selling it great choice of product ( no pressure) and then to top it all beautifully wrapped i came home with gifts for me and my hob!! I'm now laid up after a hospital visit and have done a little more Xmas shopping online easy peasy. Thankyou Demijohn for introducing yourself...what a treat for my friends and family. Will definitely be spreading the Demijohn word. Merry Christmas to one and all. Kate, a happy Oxford customer.
  • 26 Oct 2017 Terrific evening at Demijohn York for the evening tasting last night with Joe and Emma, both of whom were friendly, helpful and with excellent product knowledge. We've been to many of these evenings since we "discovered" you at Castle Howard about 8 years ago, and they are always an absolute pleasure. Bob, a happy York customer.
  • 16 May 2017 We visited your shop on our travels and were blown away with your shop, product and customer service! Have you considered opening up in the US....would love to spread your brand! Andrea, a happy US customer.
  • 10 May 2017 Hi good people! Just wanted to say that I previously bought a flask of your Brammle Scotch Whisky Liqueur. Mostly for the nice bottle. But - having tasted it, both me and my wife really fell in love with your lovely liqueur. It's just so very good, both for your taste and your well being! Just ordered another 3.3 litres!!! Thank's and stay well. We'll be back! Peter & Anna, a happy couple from Sweden.
  • 20 Mar 2017 Just a wee message to thank you very much for my order. It was beautifully presented, protectively packed and speedily delivered - what a fantastic service! Thank you also for your friendly dealings on the telephone. One very happy customer - I just wished you were nearer....Thank you once again for your excellent service and hope to be dealing with you again soon. Warmest regards. Gayle, a happy mail order customer.
  • 17 Jan 2017 Will definitely support you for the Food and Farming award. I know I am not a frequent customer but I have always loved the products and have been delighted with the friendly and caring service. Keep doing what you are doing, it's wonderful.

    Very best wishes.

    Issie, a happy customer.
  • 20 Dec 2016 Received my order today - absolutely love the hand written messages as requested and the packaging is beautiful - will definitely be using you again - well done and Merry Christmas x. Deborah, a happy mail order customer.
  • 19 Dec 2016 Today I received my online order from you. Beautiful bottles and great packaging, thank you very much! It seems a shame to give them away for Christmas presents, many thanks. Caroline, a happy mail order customer.
  • 27 Oct 2016 I visited your Edinburgh store with a friend this past Saturday and just wanted to compliment both your products and your staff. We were able to try several samples before buying, which made it very difficult to choose a few to take home on our limited shopping budget. The guy that was working was very helpful, friendly and funny; based on the other reviews I've seen, you seem to have a knack for hiring great staff. I will definitely be back if I'm ever back in Edinburgh or one of your other locations. AJ, a happy Edinburgh customer.
  • 6 June 2016 Just wanted to say a big thank you to the guy I met on Monday 30 May in your York branch (I got some whisky for my Dad and some raspberry vinegar for my son). We got the pouring cork that you brought to the Pizza Express for us. Thanks very much for being so considerate, it made our day. We're loving the drinks and the vinegar and will stop by next time we're back in York. Best wishes, Amar, a happy York customer.
  • 7 Apr 2016 I just wanted to leave a message to say how impressed I am with your service and products. I placed an order yesterday for gifts for our groomsmen for our wedding on 1st May 2016. Unfortunately my groom had the same idea at the same time leading to a duplicate order and a bit of panic. A quick phone call to your team and a very pleasant chap had sorted it all out and processed a refund the same day for one of the orders. I was also then delighted to receive the gifts today when I got into work. Haven't tasted them yet but they look great and are packaged to perfection. Thank you Demijohn - would definitely recommend and will use your services again! Jenna, a happy Bride!
  • 6 Feb 2016 What a brilliant idea. Hang on to the young woman working for you in Edinburgh (historian student) who served us. Confident, smiley, chatty, lovely.. Will defiantly be back :-). Richie, a happy Edinburgh customer.
  • 23 Dec 2015 I ordered a bottle of Blackcurrant Gin Liqueur and a bottle Traditional Mead on Monday. One of your sales staff informed I may not get before Christmas but I did order, and am very pleased as it arrived today so two presents for family so I must thank you for a prompt service and delivery and making my Christmas. Well done. Eric, a happy Online customer.
  • 20 Dec 2015 We were at Oxford market today, and just wanted to say how amazing your products are (I have bought from you before), but also how awesome Angus is!!!! We came away with lots of lovely presents and treats for ourselves. Louise, a happy Oxford customer.
  • 5 Dec 2015 I was in Oxford November and I attended a tasting session. We had a great time and I had some shipped to my home in Minnesota. The Raspberry Vodka was my personal favorite. Your store is really unique and we enjoyed our time! Plan to purchase more. Christopher, a happy Oxford Customer.
  • 18 Nov 2015 Hi Angus, just a quick one to flag up your great staff at the York shop last Saturday morning. Despite having a problem getting a refill of your malt whisky-what a palaver-they were polite and very helpful to all customers. A credit to the company! Stuart, a happy York customer.
  • 28 Oct 2015 Hi, I first saw your amazing products at the Good Food Show last year. I came across the leaflet and thought they would be perfect for Xmas presents. Thank you so much for the items I ordered yesterday. I was amazing with how fast the delivery was and was really impressed with the wrapping of each product. Perfect for Xmas presents! I was looking for somewhere to put my positive feedback on your site but could not find anywhere hence the email. Thanks again, Rebecca. A happy online customer.
  • 5 May 2015 Hi Just wanted to say its all been delivered now, thank you so much for your help, absolute A* customer service. Kind regards, Darren, a happy online customer.
  • 6 Feb 2016 What a brilliant idea. Hang on to the young woman working for you in Edinburgh (historian student) who served us.. Confident, smiley, chatty, lovely.. Will defiantly be back :-). Richie, a happy Edinburgh customer.
  • 2 Apr 2015 If you’re looking for a unique way to say ‘thank you’ to all your wonderful wedding guests why not choose a wedding favour that looks colourful, stylish and even better is filled with a delicious artisan liqueur? Liquid deli Demijohn produces the most magical wedding favours... writes Brides Confidential.
  • 10 Mar 2015 Just wanted to say a big thank you! I ordered a selection of small tasters as little gifts for friends who've helped me through a rough time recently. The parcel arrived very quickly and, on top of the personalisation I'd requested, each bottle was beautifully and carefully wrapped. So ... thank you! Jess, a happy online customer.
  • 30 Jan 2015 This is a note to compliment the service I received in your York branch. The girl who served me today could not have been more attentive and informative in helping me arrange a gift for my mum. I will visit your store in Glasgow as a result! Thank you, Emma.
  • 29 Oct 2014 Hello, I visited your store in Edinburgh last month and was very impressed by both the helpful, friendly staff and the samples I was offered. As I was travelling around with a rucksack I couldn't take anything with me but was given the website address. Yesterday I ordered a selection of small stacking bottles as Christmas gifts and was amazed to receive them this morning, beautifully packed, barely 24 hours later. What a great service to add to your wonderful products. I love the fact that you can order anything from a small tester upwards, and the stacking bottles are ideal for my daughter who has very limited space. I'm sure I will be ordering again! Thank you, Sheena from Colchester.
  • 29th Oct 2014 Dear Demijohn. I would very much like to thank you for excellent service. This was not my first order from Demijohn and, as always, you did not disappoint. Since I was going away on holiday, I ordered a 40th birthday gift well ahead of the date but very much wanted it to be delivered on/around the birthday on 23rd October. You ensured that this happened. My friend was absolutely delighted with the whisky liqueur, its packaging and inscriptions, and I am very grateful for the excellent quality and service you provided. Many thanks indeed, Christina from Aberdeenshire.
  • 29th Oct 2014 Dear Carrie. Just to let you know that my replacement order arrived today and the incorrect order was returned with the delivery driver. The bottles look great and will be a super birthday gift.Thank you once again for your prompt response and superb customer service! Karen from West Yorkshire.
  • 25th Oct 2014 Dear Demijohn. I would just like to say what a delightful store, and helpful staff you have in your York shop. We were able to taste as many of the sprits we wished to, and bought between the four of us at least 6 different bottles. As we all recognised this was a nice shop to visit whilst we were visiting York for the day from Derbyshire. Julie from Derbyshire.
  • 24th Oct 2014 Demijohn. It was whilst Angus was dancing around his shop, surrounded by the various bottles of bright coloured liquids, with a sparkle in his eye that I realised how much he reminded me of Willy Wonka. Demijohn is his chocolate factory... I asked Angus if he had a personal favourite and he pointed out the Seville Orange Gin, offering me a try. It was sublime, like warm liquid marmalade as it runs down your throat. It could very easily have been my favourite too, but then I discovered the Elderflower Vinegar... Jon writes for the Scottish Food Review.
  • 16th Oct 2014 John Colley interviews Angus Ferguson for his Influencer Interviews Podcast to discover more about the intruiging ideas behind the Demijohn business model. Click to hear the interview.
  • 23rd Aug 2014 Dear Angus. Re: The Sporting Box. You will recall that I bought a Sporting Box as a family gift for my son's 40th birthday. I thought I would just tell you what a hit it is. Quote " I love love love my birthday present. Well done. It's great. Already had a quick taste". I don't think he's been quite as excited by a birthday present since he was four! Thank you for your excellent service. I know he will be in to order refills, too. Best regards Elwyn.
  • 20th June 2014 Dear Angus. What a cracking shop! Lots of space and tasty things, the Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur was outstanding. You also have a really good team who are both charming and really into your products. Alastair from Oxford.
  • 13th June 2014 Good Morning. I placed my order yesterday and received an answerphone message regarding an item being out of stock and the sending of a replacement instead. Unfortunately, I was out all afternoon and didn't pick up the message until late last night but I just wanted to say thanks for letting me know and for sending out a similar replacement. Whenever we've visited the Glasgow shop, our experience has always be excellent and it's nice to see this also occurs with online ordering. I've just received the order while writing this email, so I would like to say thanks again for the excellent service (and lovely wrapping!), we'll be sure to use yourselves again. Many Thanks, Jess from Lancashire.
  • 6th Feb 2014 Dear Demijohn. Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with your service. I placed an order a few weeks ago, only to be told that certain items were not available. After confirming the date the order would be required by, a member of your team assured me that the items would, more than likely, be available at that stage, and that I would be informed of the progress. I did say that I was happy to receive the other part of the order if that was all that was available, as long as it could be delivered by said date. I was understandably delighted to receive the whole order, on the date it was required as it was a gift. The recipient was suitably impressed with the selection of goods chosen, so all in all a good result! Many thanks for your outstanding customer service, I continue to recommend your company, and will hopefully do business with you for many years to come. Kind Regards, Janet from Coventry.
  • 2nd Feb 2013 First and foremost, we adore the Heart shaped bottle and we were in love with this before we even tasted its fabulous raspberry flavour. What is better than a unique but delicious way to tell your loved one that you care? We particularly like that Demijohn will even add a personal message for free. We are told that this gorgeous Raspberry Vodka drink is made from fresh Scottish raspberries infused in Scottish vodka, and is fabulous when mixed with champagne! We say, that sounds like a perfect reason to crack open the champagne to us! ... MumsClub Blog
  • 12th Jan 2013 My friends and I attended a tasting event in your Glasgow shop last night. Both Carlos and Kat ensured that we had an informative and very enjoyable evening. My friend, whose 40th birthday we were celebrating, thought the event was a perfect start to her celebrations. Thanks again ... A happy Glasgow Customer.
  • 20th Dec 2012 Morning! I just wanted to say thank you soooooo much for sending me my gift so fast. I wasn't expecting to have it so quick. I really appreciate it. Your website is a great find I will certainly be buying from you again. Thank you ... A happy UK Customer.
  • 10th Dec 2012 Good morning. I recently had some Demijohn items delivered to Aberdeen that I am giving as Xmas pressies - I am delighted with them - they look great and I'm sure will taste fantastic too. Kind regards, ... A happy Scottish Customer.
  • 1st Nov 2012 Glorious liquid deli Demijohn always offers a tantalising selection of hampers, but this Christmas they have excelled themselves. Customers can even personalise the hampers with a handwritten message on the bottles, or customise them by choosing their own Demijohn contents ... Herald Newspaper Supplement
  • 12th Sept 2012 We went to York for a two day holiday and ventured into the Demijohn shop. The gentleman who worked there (Tim) was a pleasure to meet. He allowed us to taste various types of liqueur; and added a touch of friendly and amusing banter. He made us laugh! ... A happy York Customer.
  • 31st May 2012 I can honestly say on behalf of myself and the rest of the girls, that we had an absolutely fab time at Demijohn! As you know myself and my partner are massive fans anyway, but I do believe you can add 14 others to that fan list! Everybody was so impressed (with the tasting evening) and a few commented that they hadn't experienced anything like that before and it was so unique! Thank you so much for being fantastic hosts, hope we weren't too much of a handful, and for the super fast delivery. We will definitely recommend you to everybody and anybody. Many thanks again, Kelly and Girls.
  • 3rd February 2012 If you are looking for Valentine’s gifts how about Demijohn’s heart shaped bottle filled with Raspberry Vodka? It is a 500ml heart shaped bottle filled with irresistible raspberry vodka which is certain to win as well as warm the heart of your loved one ... Given to Distracting Others
  • 25th January 2012 We teetered down the steep Grassmarket, peering into the pretty restaurants and unique shops, such as Demijohn which sells beautiful bottles of infused liqueurs, oils and vinegars ... Halifax Courier 23rd December 2011 If you are still looking for gift solutions Demijohn have glorious Mead, Rum and liqueurs, all in divine bottles that you will wish to keep forever – and Demijohn do refills! Wendy Barrie, Scottish Food Guide
  • 12th December 2011 Hi. Just wanted to say my order arrived at the weekend, beautifully packaged and presented. Thanks very much for your friendly and efficient service – will spread the word! A happy Wolverhampton Customer.
  • 3rd December 2011 Demijohn, the liquid deli, with shops in Edinburgh and Glasgow always has intriguing gift concepts, beautifully presented in creative bottles. Although there is something for everyone I find them particularly handy for presents for the boys now that it is cool to cook! Wendy Barrie, Scottish Food Guide
  • 14th October 2011 Thank you for a thoroughly enjoyable (tasting) evening! All the girls had a great time last night and I have had so many texts to say thank you already ... Mark and Yazzmine were so good, friendly, knowledgeable, funny and they made every one of us feel so welcome. Kerry on behalf of the Lippy Ladies Motorcycle Club in York.
  • 11th October 2011 My Tasting for Two package in York was fantastic!...Everything was explained well..Nothing was too much trouble and we spent a splendid hour tasting, laughing and buying! Please pass on our grateful thanks to the York team. From Ronnie, a happy York Customer.
  • 18th August 2011 I've just received the bottle! Thank you so much - it's exactly what I wanted and just in time! I very much appreciate the effort you put in to get it to me. From Kim a happy UK mail order customer.
  • 27th July 2011 If you’re looking to impress your guns or give someone a memorable shooting gift you could do a lot worse than this sporting box ... writes Farmers Weekly
  • 17th July 2011 So beautiful is the packaging - handcrafted glass bottles which are designed in Italy - that customers come back for refills ... writes Jonny Beardsall for the Sunday Telegraph
  • 15th June 2011 Angus Ferguson is a man of 'persistent and relentless determination' - a character trait which has stood him in good stead when sourcing specialities for his hugely successful niche business, the liquid deli, Demijohn ... writes Eastwood Mercury
  • 14th June 2011 I would just like to say "thankyou" for sending out a replacement order so promptly. It arrived the very next day and I was so pleased as it was a gift for my son and his bride-to-be. I was able to give it to them on their wedding day yesterday. We had a wonderful day. From Katie, a happy UK Customer.
  • 19th May 2011 That was so amazingly quick - I'm so impressed. I received the box today with the bottles all beautifully wrapped - lovely! ... Miss B, a happy Edinburgh customer 18th May 2011 Demijohn launches handmade drinks picnic also makes the perfect wedding present ... writes Scotland Food and Drink
  • 27th April 2011 I was just so impressed by the shop, the concept and the lovely lovely staff that I really wanted to share it with you. For the first time in a long while we both left the shop giddy (no, not from the drink!) and talked about it non-stop for a long time after - now that's what I call an excellent shopping experience! ... writes Bibbitybob blog
  • 26th April 2011 My favourite, though, was the announcement from a small Scottish drinks company called Demijohn that they have created the Royal Wedding Tower ... writes Tim Hayward for Observer Food Monthly
  • 20th April 2011 Bladnoch Whisky hits the shelves of Demijohn. For three and a half years Demijohn have been trying to get their hands on one of the original casks and have finally hit gold ... writes The Galloway Gazette
  • 9th April 2011 Whisky retailer Demijohn has hailed the arrival of the 20 Years Old Bladnoch Single Malt .... writes Whisky Drinker
  • 4th April 2011 they have done it again, and produced the most amazing Chocolate Orange Liqueur for this Easter. This velvety, rich, alcoholic chocolate cream is perfect for an Easter gift for anyone ... writes Emma Jones for Iconic Gifts
  • 30th March 2011 Demijohn’s Chocolate Orange Cream Liqueur is Easter in a bottle...a smooth alcoholic form of an Easter egg – absolutely divine .... writes Yvonne Ainsworth for My Green Lifestyle Magazine
  • 23rd March 2011 We love our single malt whisky. So when we came across the Highland & Island Malt Stack from the Scottish “liquid deli” Demijohn, pinching — nay punching — was required to ensure we were still among the living ... writes Ethan Dougherty from Gear Patrol
  • 16th March 2011 This unusual & excellent little chain of shops offers top-quality oils and a large selection of vinegars. Christmas brings seasonal boozy offerings - which are worth further investigation ... writes Gourmet Britain
  • 8th March 2011 I tried delicious Sloe Gin and Seville Orange liqueurs and they were absolutely top drawer. Infact I had to use will power to stop me drinking them all at once! ... writes Rebecca Hay for the Burnley Express
  • 1st March 2011 I went in to buy some Linkwood and came out with this instead -18 Year Old Bunnahabhain Single Islay Malt Whisky ... writes Anster on Whisky Whisky Whisky forum
  • 21st February 2011 New whiskies of this calibre are a rare thing, but DJ have managed to acquire two new special casks of rare Single Malt Scotch Whisky...Demijohn, for those that are not in the know, is basically a liquid deli. A fantastic concept! My advice – get in there quick! ... writes Lussorian
  • 3rd February 2011 I love the whole idea of a deli for drinks. The Raspberry Vodka was delicious. A lovely, thoughtful gift idea – much better than flowers ... Second Time Mummy Blog
  • 2nd February 2011 Demijohn, the kings of quirky and artisan drinks. If there’s one compensation for the grey skies and bone-chilling drizzle of a British winter, it’s the wide variety of warming winter beverages available to banish the blues ... Blue Tomato
  • 1st February 2011 Going Sloe: Sloe Sherry: Lighter and less rich than the traditional sloe gin, it’s perfect as a pre-dinner aperitif or mixed with champagne as a Kir Royale, or added to gravies and sauces for red meats ... writes Food & Travel Magazine
  • 27th January 2011 Drinking Raspberry Vodka is a lovely experience. The colour red is vibrant and puts you in the mood for love. The aroma is amazing and the taste superb ... Mum’s Arcade Blog
  • 27th December 2010 I visited your York shop last week and I wanted to let you know that your staff there were superb, dealing with a diverse range of customers from Japanese tourists to an elderly gentleman( me) with a blend of good humour, banter and efficiency which made everybodies visit a real pleasure. Well done. A happy Yorkshire Customer
  • 23rd December 2010 Just a wee note to say that my parcel arrived safely on Tuesday, and I am delighted with it. Thanks again for your prompt actions, incredibly good customer service, a very rare thing these days! Have a great Christmas! A happy Glasgow customer
  • 22nd December 2010 ...Oh the power you have!! Low & behold my order is delivered the very next day. Xmas is safe after all. A happy Stirlingshire customer
  • 22nd December 2010 Many thanks. We have just received the parcels and they are wonderful. My dad will love the Sporting Box. Thanks again and have a lovely christmas. A happy Warwickshire customer
  • 21st December 2010 For all things fluid, look no further than Demijohn on Victoria Street. The Christmas Spirit selection is a great present for those over 18 ... writes The Limited Lady blogspot
  • 14th December 2010 ..I'd just like to add that it was a pleasure to go into the York shop - the staff there were excellent, attentive without being interfering, knowledgeable and very very pleasant! Best Wishes and well done on such a fantastic deli range. A happy Yorkshire customer
  • 13th December 2010 The must-have wines for the festive season - Brammle Scotch Whisky Liqueur 23%, Demijohn ... writes Tom Bruce-Gardyne for Herald Scotland
  • 12th December 2010 Dear Angus, once again, a superb Newsletter! It actually spurred me to visiting yesterday and buying a litre of your own whisky to be sent down to my erstwhile bestman in Hampshire. A happy Glasgow customer
  • 14th November 2010 Walk into Demijohn, a booze lover's paradise where you're surrounded by colourful decanters and baby barrels sporting everything from bramble Scotch whisky liqueur to gooseberry gin.....writes Kiran Mehta for Mumbai Mirror
  • 10th November 2010 Unique, Handmade Drinks Box Launched by Demijohn for Shooting Parties and Picnics....writes Field and Rural Life Magazine
  • 3rd November 2010 Recently I was asked if I would like to try Demijohn's Sloe Sherry....I am so glad I was curious. In my opinion its well worth buying and drinking....writes Jo's Given to Distracting Others Blogspot
  • 21st October 2010 The title of Independent/ Small Multiple Retailer of the Year went to Demijohn. The judges described it as "a great concept and very cleverly executed".....writes Alasdair Northrop for The Daily Record
  • 18th October 2010 I tried delicious Sloe Gin and Seville Orange Gin liqueurs and they were absolutely top drawer. Infact I had to use will power to stop me drinking them all at once!....writes Rebecca Hay for the Burnley Express
  • 27th September 2010 ...should you wish to escape to a land free of bleeping checkouts, there are alternatives. One such is Demijohn, whose originality is a wonderful antidote to Tesco....writes Tom Bruce-Gardyne for The Herald
  • 1st June 2010 A 'liquid deli' in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town offering a plethora of unusual liqueurs, whiskies, wines and spirits from small British outfits. You'll be hard-pushed to leave the place sober...writes Michael Paul for BA Highlife
  • 26th May 2010 Liquid Deliciousness - liqueurs in Edinburgh....If you have the good luck to meet Angus, you’ll find he is one of the most enthusiastic people you’ve ever met – he has such passion for his products...writes Danielle Ellis for Edinburgh Foody
  • 2nd May 2010 Edinburgh - A girl's guide to the best shops...Buy Scottish made Raspberry Vodka in a pretty little vessel of your choice from Demijohn.... writes Abbie Werner for The Telegraph
  • 21st April 2010 York may be best known for its Minster and Vikings but visitors are flocking to a new foodies' heaven on Museum St - Demijohn, the first pure liquid delicatessen in England.....writes Visit York 5th March 2010 Demijohn - The amazing booze deli, my words, not theirs...... writes Paul Handley for Iconic Gifts 24th February 2010 Mother's Ruin as a Mothers' Day Gift....add a free personal message to the
  • 20th February 2010 Personalised liquid wedding favours from Demijohn. Make your wedding day a hit with your guests by presenting them with miniature personalised bottles of Demijohn Raspberry Vodka or Damson Gin.... Wedding Magazine
  • 11th February 2010 My Valentines Lust Haves...Raspberry Vodka from Demijohn ......The Beauty and the Feast
  • 11th January 2010 I just wanted to thank you for the very efficient way in which you handled our order and how delighted we were with the products and have had excellent feed back from all of our clients. With many thanks, Henbury Ltd
  • 23rd December 2009 The liquid deli, Demijohn, is a truly unique operation ....... writes Paul Handley for Iconic Gifts
  • 22nd December 2009 What fantastic service Anna and I had in your Victoria Street shop 3 weekends ago. We were doing our Christmas shopping on an extremely busy Saturday afternoon, the shop was heaving and your sales assistant (tall, Irish chap) could not have been more cheerful and helpful. We were most impressed. It is unusual to get such good service, sadly. Well done you! .... Another happy Edinburgh customer
  • 22nd December 2009 Demijohn Wibble. Make like an expert mixologist and create this concoction courtesy of Demijohn ....... writes Rebecca Twomey for Cosmopolitan
  • 28th November 2009 Desirable labels without the designer price tag. The credit crunch is bound to put the squeeze on Christmas spending so this could be the year that second-tier brands come into their own. And there are plenty of of labels out there offering similar quality to more prestigious brands.... Unusual food gifts are available at ..... writes Guy Clapperton for The Times
  • 26th November 2009 Gorgeous liquid deli on Victoria Street in the Old Town. I've regularly nosed about in here to get an unusual gift for someone or just to see what interesting concoctions are on offer. Lovely friendly staff, pretty interior and very reasonably priced for such an exclusive and unusual product. Five stars+++++ writes Snaps on Trusted Places
  • 23rd November 2009 An idea so good he bottled it!.... Demijohn in Museum Street, York which is now home to England's first liquid deli....... writes Sue Mason for East Riding Journal 10th November 2009 Six of the best: Corporate Gifts ....... writes The Independent
  • 6th November 2009 The Daily Universal Register .... Demijohn, England's first liquid deli, is a cross between an Italian enoteca and an olde-worlde apothecary..... writes Nick Wyke for The Times
  • 28th October 2009 Historic Edinburgh is at its best in for Raspberry Vodka, made in East Lothian using Pershire berries, from Demijohn ....... writes Francesca Hoyles for The Telegraph
  • 10th October 2009 Destination Demijohn! A quirky new liquid deli has arrived in York, much to the delight of local residents...I love the sound of Gooseberry Gin...... Kidderminster Shuttle
  • 3rd October 2009 The Liquid Bunch. Demijohn is the sort of shop that fuels curiosity....a first for York and England..... writes Maxine Gordon from The Press
  • 2nd October 2009 Demijohn is passionate about its Sloe Gin...... Silobreaker 30th September 2009 The World's first liquid deli has arrived in England with a unique new shop opened in the centre of York ....... writes The Food & Drink Innovation Network 25th September 2009 Trust the Scottish to make a run to the liquor store more fun ...... writes Doug Wallace for the Globe and Mail
  • 21st September 2009 Can I just say thanks for last nights tasting evening, it was awesome. No doubt about it that we'll all be back. Best of luck in your new venture in York. .... Another happy York customer
  • 18th September 2009 Demijohn open England's first liquid deli in York...bringing new jobs and a range of quirky tastes to the City...... The Press
  • 16th September 2009 Cantina style store lets you take your fill of local delicacies...Demijohn is pioneering the eco-deli...... Yorkshire Post
  • 9th September 2009 2 great bloggers write their thoughts - ...I absolutely love Demijohn and everything they stand for!......They're lovely about letting you taste things ......
  • 2nd September 2009 York! My home town. Do you know it is still officially legal to kill a Scotsman (with a bow and arrow) within the city walls? True fact..... Another happy York customer (after hearing we were open in York!)
  • 5th May 2009 Here it is - the best Balsamic Vinegar on the planet. I can say that with some confidence having sampled Demijohn’s luxurious 25 year old Balsamic a couple of weeks ago.... Lussorian
  • 18th January 2009 ....the first review of Demijohn! This is probably one of my favorite places to shop for edible things in all the world... Truly this is a place worth going out of your way for..... Jess L. San Francisco, USA
  • 8th January 2009 ...thankyou for making sure that my mail order arrived in time - excellent service. I have in the past used John Lewis or Fortunums but must admit that your service and the quality of the gift surpasses them both.... Another happy British Customer.
  • 2nd November 2008 Sloe on the uptake: ...The best sloe gins are matured for at least a year....Demijohn Staff voluntarily give up their day to go picking. It might be worth buying another bottle or two for next year too - saving it till then will be another matter..... writes Rachel Devine for The Sunday Times
  • 19th October 2008 The Food Revolution. The food map of Scotland is changing. What we eat, how cook it, how grow it, how we buy it, and even the way we talk about it are undergoing a revolution...To consume olive oil drained from a Demijohn as they might do in Italy...Rhubarb Vodka?..Though Demijohn looks like a new concept it harks back to an old one...Ferguson's Travels have influenced Demijohn's products. Vicky Allan writes for The Sunday Herald
  • 17th February 2007 The 50 Best UK Food Websites. Number 33 Demijohn...if you're looking for an unusual gift this Liquid Deli is great for tracking down authentic artisan liqueurs vodkas and gin made in the British Isles. Or indulge your passion for flavoured vinegars says Danielle for The Independent Newspaper
  • 3rd July 2006 ...visit this food-lovers heaven. The concept is simple but impressive...Demijohn brings something truly unique to Scotland. You must have a taste.
  • 1st July 2006 Travelers to Edinburgh with a taste for local flavors should skip the ubiquitous shortbread cookies and tinned haggis and pick up a hand-lettered bottle of 12-year-old Caol Ila whisky from a reserve cask at Demijohn....writes Litty Mathew for Travel and Leisure Magazine
  • 9th June 2006 Demijohn describes itself as a liquid deli. Its shop has delicious olive oils harvested from Italy as well as vinegars single malt whiskies and a range of liqueurs. The policy is 'try before you buy' but if you're ordering online it's a fairly safe bet that whatever you choose will taste delicious.....writes Pete Irvine for Scotland on Sunday
  • 1st October 2005 Angus’s success in starting up this exciting new business venture is a great example to others who may be harbouring ideas of their own....writes Business Gateway
  • 18th July 2004 Alive: Fresh start in gourmet heaven.....Ferguson’s enthusiasm is impossible to resist...write Claire Sawyers for The Sunday Times

We visited your shop on our travels and were blown away with your shop, product and customer service! Have you considered opening up in the US? I am looking into opening up my own shop. Would you ship large quanities? would love to spread your brand!