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VQ Monty DAB Radio and Bluetooth Speaker

By Adam

It’s always a toss up, isn’t it? You painstakingly craft your home aesthetic with vintage prints, artisanal furniture and poured over colour charts to get just the right hue. But you want – perhaps even need – your tunes. Nothing less than top range sound will do. However the sleek, black-and-chrome cased speakers just look […]

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5 Things We Want This Week

By Tom Larkin

M&S DJ: Awards season is amongst us & we should all have DJ ready to roll but you really don’t need to spend a small fortune. Head over to M&S to get kitted out. £99 at marksandspencer.com Incase Sling-pack: An iPhone will cut the mustard for a selfie, but if you’re on a quest for the perfect […]

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The Chita: Japanese Whisky Review

By Adam

Those of you who are regular readers of The Dapper Chapper Bar know that we like our Japanese whisky. Most of the bottles we’ve championed over the years derive from The House of Suntory’s prestigious portfolio and now we have one more for you. Chita, is a brand-new single grain whisky, was launched to the […]

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Appleton Estate Rare Blend Review

By Adam

Last year, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum announced the UK launch of Appleton Estate Reserve Blend and after sampling it in the Caribbean, I was keen to get a review up for The Dapper Chapper Bar. It’s part of the award-winning premium aged rums that Appleton Estate boast in their portfolio, along with the fact they […]

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The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 3 Unveiled

By Adam

The Balvenie bring forth a new revealing in the DCS Compendium. Chapter 3 is titled the ‘Secrets of the Stock Model’, an eagerly anticipated revelation comprised of five rare single malt bottlings. One of the key single malt bottlings we can confirm is a 55 year old whisky matured in European oak oloroso sherry from […]

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5 Things We Want This Week

By Tom Larkin

Iffley Road Running T-Shirt: Iffley Road was born from the pure passion of running, A family of keen runners noticed the unsightly trend of gaudy colours and shiny materials was prevalent by all of the major brands. They have created running gear that looks sharp but most importantly drives performance to the highest level. £65 at iffleyroad.com […]

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A Breakfast of Champions: Herbalife Review

By Rikesh Chauhan

As someone who appreciates sleep, I have a tendency of leaving my flat at the very last minute, which often means I skip breakfast. Now, as sensible adults, I’m sure you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. When I was given the opportunity to try Herbalife’s Formula 1—a meal replacement […]

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WILD TURKEY 101 WHISKEY REVIEW

By Joe Burns

A fine American whiskey in the shape of Wild Turkey 101 Kentucky Straight Bourbon recently landed in our bar and it’s about time we put down our glasses and let you know how it tastes. This rich rye whiskey is distilled using the freshest water source – a well right next to the distillery itself, […]

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5 Coffee Alternatives We Like

By Michelle Connolly

Yeah, your barista may know your coffee order by heart, even if they always spell your name wrong on the cup – but do you ever feel like there’s more to your morning than caffeine beans? We’ve rounded up out top five contenders for your morning wake up call that will leave you feeling positively pepped […]

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TINCUP WHISKEY REVIEW

By Joe Burns

Another recent addition to the DC Bar comes in the form of Tin Cup Whiskey – a blended American Whiskey bottled in Colorado. Developed by one of the chaps behind Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey (a very enjoyable and well reviewed tipple), this spirit has been created with a fair amount of experience and thought for flavour. […]

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5 Things We Want This Week

By Tom Larkin

Tom Dixon Melt Tables: Explore the creative world of Tom Dixon by letting his compelling designs into your home. An absolute master of imagination and creativity, if you’re looking for a Tom Dixon styled restaurant, check out Bronte in Covent Garden. £450 at Tom Dixon Burton Knitted Polo: It’s with regret I have to say we’re nearly at the stage […]

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Patrón Reposado Tequila Review

By Joe Burns

The DC bar is often restocked with whisky, vodka, gin and rum, but there is also always a spot for some tequila and today is the day for Patrón Reposado Tequila to take the limelight. We’ve enjoyed the produce of Patrón before but this time we’re focussing on the Patrón Reposado tipple, brother to the very […]

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5 Things We Want This Week

By Tom Larkin

Ben Sherman Knitted Jacket: Ben Sherman’s Knitted Milano Jacket, has been heavily inspired by men’s fashion from the 60’s. Great to slip on for a casual occasion.   £80 at Ben Sherman   Filling Pieces: Scandinavian minimalism combined with contemporary design has produced the new Low Mondo Ripple Nardo Black/Clementine. £193 at filling pieces    Frescobol […]

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Metcalfe’s Summer Party

By Michelle Connolly

Metcalfe’s are on a mission to take over your snack cupboard. Their new ranges are as innovative as they are delicious – looking at the snacking landscape to see where they can dominate, with the flavours and recipes they’ve perfected it seems they are in for a win. We sampled their new wares at a […]