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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 […]

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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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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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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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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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Craigellachie 23 & 31 Year Old

By Joe Burns

Craigellachie reached out to us and thought we might enjoy two of their whisky’s – they were right, so into the Dapper Chapper Bar arrived the 23 and 31 Years Old single malt Scotch Whisky. Steeped in history, like many other distilleries in the Highlands, Craigellachie creates a whisky with strong heritage, tradition, and incredibly […]

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Introducing Little Big Beer

By Phil Hawkins

If you stop to consider the choice available for those big on beer but not on alcohol, it won’t take you long. A few non-alcoholic lagers, or a selection of weak tasteless options and that’s about it, so when Little Big Beer got in touch with us, we just had to try their new 2% […]

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Regal Rogue hosts the Ultimate Rogues Brunch

By Robert Etheridge

The chances are, Dapper Chapper reader that I don’t need to extoll the virtues of brunch to you. After all, what’s not to like about a not-as-early-as-breakfast soiree, without the afternoon slump that looms over lunch? Resistance is futile, folks. Given my millennial disposition, I was very happy to join vermouth brand Regal Rogue during […]

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Bruichladdich Whisky

By Michelle Connolly

We became much more acquainted with the fantastic Bruichladdich whisky this week and it was truly a delight. Let’s get one thing out of the way – it’s pronounced Brook-laddie, not the several variations we attempted before a successful intervention from charming Ambassador Abi Clephane. Meeting at Scarfe’s bar in the heart of Holborn, we […]