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How to Make The Perfect Negroni

By Alex Noble

Picture this; the sun is shining, the temperature is pleasant without being too much, you’re in a lovely linen suit, whilst on the decking of a beautiful rooftop bar; the waiter asks for your order… Spring is (thankfully) just around the corner and let’s be serious, nobody can wait. This bloody cold weather is physically […]

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Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Review

By Alex Noble

The glass can be half empty or half full…As long as there’s whisky in it. This is a mantra I live by, as I feel there really isn’t a time when a small dram of the good stuff isn’t a good idea; except maybe with your breakfast but even then there can be exceptions. I’d […]

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Stassen Cidre Review

By Joe Burns

It’s not often that a cider makes its way to the forefront of my mind, so that’s why I love the job of having to sample and review such drinks. I’m forced to rethink what it is I like, what I enjoy and what I’m keen on experimenting with next. As an ale and spirit […]

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Inchmoan Peated Malt Scotch Review

By Joe Burns

Inchmoan from Loch Lomond Whiskies is a single malt with some interesting characteristics thanks to the unique bottling distillery it comes from. Loch Lomond Whiskies based in a beautiful part of the highlands of Scotland have been family run and distilling and blending whiskies for many years now.  What makes their setup unique though if […]

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Botanist Gin

By Alex Noble

Q: When Isn’t it Gin O’Clock? A: Never Yes, Yes, I know, one must endorse the concept of responsible drinking but whatever happened to the good old saying of, ‘It’s 5 O’Clock somewhere?’ Anyway, the point I’m trying to stress is that for most of us chaps, a gin & tonic seems like a good […]

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Reyka Vodka Review

By Joe Burns

Reyka vodka landed on our doorstep and we will start by saying that it is so refreshing to experience and enjoy a high quality vodka, a break from our current spirit drinking habits.  Reyka is an Icelandic vodka made in collaboration by the masters at Grant & Sons (Hendricks, Glenfiddich) and master distiller Kristman Olafsson. […]

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Don Papa Rum Sample Kit

By Rashpal Amrit

Don Papa Rum has been taking the spirits world by storm, a premium aged rum from the Philippines and created on the fertile foothills of Mt. Kanlaon. Don Papa is a tribute to Papa Isio the real leader from the island of Negros, Phillipines. Dapper Chapper has kindly given us a tasting kit to try […]

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Talisker Skye – The Bottle Made by the Sea

By Adam

Good whisky makes the world go around, or at least we like to think it does. But it has certainly proven time after time, how complex and tasty it truly is. The region from where this fabulous liquid is created impacts (in a positive way) the way in which each whisky tastes, especially when it […]

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DRINKS BY THE DRAM ADVENT CALENDARS

By Matt Denney

If, like me, the idea of enjoying a daily measure of your favourite spirit in the lead up to Christmas sounds a lot like perfection, then Drinks by the Dram have an advent calendar just for you. Beautifully packaged, each window conceals a different 30ml dram, with a range catering for gin lovers, whisky connoisseurs, […]

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1800 Silver Tequila Review

By Joe Burns

The winter holidays are fast approaching so what better way to warm yourself up than with a tipple of a great tequila? Not everyone’s cup of tea but like we’ve said before, if you select a decent brand, tequila can be a surprisingly enjoyable spirit. A fine example of such a tequila is the Silver, […]

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Martin Millers Gin: The Perfect Serve

By Adam

The party season is fast approaching, so it’s time you stepped up your drinks game; add a touch of sophistication and class to your repertoire to create that Perfect Serve. These gin drinks are all fresh, vibrant and bring out the best in a fine spirit like Martin Miller’s gin. In each of them, we’re […]

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Ballantine’s 12 Year Aged Blended Scotch Whisky Review

By Joe Burns

There are many things that have come out of Scotland that have either shaped the world we live in today, or simply make it better – the telephone, television, refrigerator, pedal bike, steam engine, anaesthesia and so much more besides, but let’s talk about something really important – Scotch Whisky. Specifically, we’re talking about Ballantine’s 12 […]

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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 […]