Provender Brown Perth Deli
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Provender Brown has long since been a champion of quality, great tasting wines, beers and spirits from small artisan distillers and breweries.


It struck me recently, that we are one of only two independent off-licences in Perth city centre.  You might ask yourself if that matters. Supermarket booze aisles are chockablock with various wines, beers and spirits these days, often at knock down prices.

It might not surprise you to know that I think it matters a lot!  Pile it high and sell it cheap is only ever going to serve one master and its certainly not you as the customer, or our amazing artisan distillers, independent breweries, and family vineyards.

Like most of the products we sell, the main difference between our off-licence and the supermarket drinks aisle is choice, quality and expertise.  Finding those hidden treasures - like the amazing, easy drinking Riojas from tiny vineyards in the mountains around Banos de Ebro - or picking up a bottle of small-batch, limited edition gin distilled in the hills of Perthshire is just not possible in Tesco!

I've not mentioned the fact that you will be served by passionate, knowledgeable people who probably spoke directly to the beer brewer when placing the order because that really should be a given by now!

If you've never considered Provender Brown as the place to you buy your booze, please do pop in and give us a try. As well as speciality wines and small-batch artisan gins, we also stock an impressive selection of whisky – both single malt and blended - real ales and lagers from Perthshire and beyond, and many craft spirits including rums, vodkas, brandies and liqueurs.

Top Five Reasons To Choose An Independent Off Licence

  1. FAIRNESS: We support local, artisan distilleries, breweries and family run vineyards, paying a fair price for a small batch product. When you choose to shop with us, you do too.

  2. QUALITY: The quality of the wine, spirits and beers is guaranteed – we’ve pretty much tasted them all and can vouch for the love and passion that has been poured into every one!

  3. CHOICE: You will find unusual wines, small batch spirits and proper craft ales from producers who will never be in a position to meet the demands of the mass market giants.

  4. PASSION: From production to point of sale, everyone in contact with your drink is passionate about you receiving a great tasting product.

  5. PROVENANCE: We know where our vineyards are, we sometimes know where the ingredients were picked, and more often than not, the name of the person manning the still!
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The Wine Merchant in Perth

Ever since we opened our doors, Provender Brown has been a champion of quality, great tasting wine. We work closely with Justerini & Brooks and Liberty Wines to offer a carefully chosen selection of wines from small producers that you won’t find in supermarkets or the larger big-brand wine retailers.

Liberty Wines is an award-winning supplier who regularly sweeps the board at international wine awards. They were named ‘On-trade Supplier of the Year’ at The Drinks Business Awards 2020. This is the sixth time they have taken the title in the last seven years.

They were also shortlisted for the overall ‘Drinks Company of the Year’ award, which they have previously won in 2018 and 2019.

We have an ever-changing selection of wines from old world wine producing regions such as Italy, Spain, Portugal and France and the new world regions of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America. We are very selective about the wine suppliers we work with, sticking with those we know we can trust to supply consistently great wines at every price point.

And of course, we are also lucky to have Cairn O'Mohr on our doorsteps. The strange Scottish WInery as it is affectionatly known, procude an eclectic range of fruit wines using ingredients from right here in Perthshire.

Perth's Home of Gin

Over the past few years we have famously become Perth’s most prolific gin aficionados. We boast over 100 gins and gin liqueurs making Provender Brown one of the largest gin stockists online and in store in Scotland and the UK.

I’m proud to say that our range is largely Scottish - including Perth Gin from a distillery that is literally less than 100 metres away – but we do have a few English brands and go as far afield as Australia for the ever-popular Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin.

If you’re new to the world of gin – or if you just fancy a change, you might want to start by reading our Top Five Gins of Summer featuring different gins, mixers and serving ideas.

With covid stomping all over our Wee G & T Festival 2 years running, we know you’ll be missing our gin chat! Do please drop into the deli on George Street in Perth to speak to one of our gin experts or send an email and we’ll happily get back to you.

Buy Craft Beer, Cider and Real Ales

It started with a few local ales and before we knew it we had an explosion of craft beers, ales, stouts and more lining our shelves.  Our Perthshire breweries remain at the heart of our selection with Abernyte and Cullach both supplying new brews on an ongoing basis.  That hasn’t stopped us venturing along the road to Dundee, up to Inverness and Glen Spean, and further still to Orkney.

Painstaking attention to ingredients and detail and fuelled by desire and enthusiasm for the traditional craft, these local brewers are making their mark across the country and beyond.

We also stock some great ciders, and while the range is largely Scottish, we have a rather delicious authentic French Cidre which has pleased Martine very much indeed!

A Wide Selection of Scotch Whisky 

In recent years we’ve extended our choice of whisky and now stock an impressive selection of both single malt and blended.  As you might expect, we’ve carefully selected some of the more unusual blends and boast many 10 year old, 12 year olds and special reserves.

Perthshire certainly sees a fair share of the shelf space with local distilleries well represented. Add to this all of your favourite malts from Speyside and the Islands and you’ll have a sense of just how far we’ve come!

Craft Spirits and Liqueurs

Port, craft rums and vodkas, vermouth, saki, grappa, schnapps, calvados, madeira, marsala and even a brand new birch water spirit from Perthshire – we have the lot!

It’s hard to note just how far our range stretches so we’ll simply leave you some links and let you have a browse around our virtual shelves:

Non Alcoholic Drinks and Softies

We offer a great choice in premium mixers to ensure you create the best pour each and every time. Fever Tree is a favourite here at Provender Brown and the team will be happy to recommend which of their great flavours marries up best with our gins and spirits.

For the non-drinkers, the choice in soft drinks extends to thoughtfully crafted drinks from Fentimans, including their famed Rose Lemonade, locally produced varietal apple juices from Appley Ever After and cordials from Mr Fitzpatrick. There is also traditional ginger beer from Bundaberg and brands such as San Pellegrino and Bon Accord.

The good news is that more and more we are seeing quality, non-alcholic spirits and beers on offer. At present we have 3 varieties of Seedlip Gin, the answer to every gin lover's non-drinking evenings.

Seedlip is "on a mission to change the way the world drinks with the highest quality non-alcoholic options" and we can confirm they taste wonderful.  Pour the three unique and complex blends as you would gin, and simply serve with tonic or mix to create sophisticated non-alcoholic cocktails.

Delicious low alcohol cider from Lost Orchards, and Sparkling Elderflower from Cairn O'Mohr means you don’t have to miss out when you’re not drinking at special occasions.

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