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The Dapper Bar’s best drinks for when you’re not drinking

By Adam

Here at the Dapper HQ, our favourite tipples are quite literally part of the furniture; some of the finest beverages from around the world line the shelves of the DC drinks cabinet. We love them for their complex flavours and rich ingredients and of course for the sense of occasion they bring.  However, some moments […]

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Where to get good wine this Summer: Introducing Bird in Hand

By Adam

What an epic summer we’ve had so far in the U.K. The sun’s been shining relentlessly and the BBQ has well and truly earned its place on the patio. Many an evening has been spent outside, wine in hand, grilling up some dinner. Such is the frequency of this scenario, I’ve actually adopted a keen […]

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Malfy Gin con Limone Review

By Michelle Connolly

Big, bold citrusy flavours are the main characteristic of this beautiful lemon based Gin. Despite the historical heritage of the area – Moncalieri on the outskirts of Turin is famed for liqueurs like Martini Rossi, Carpano and Cinzano – it was a leap of faith that paid off for Fratelli Ferrero di Riccardo, opening the […]

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Singleton Malt Master’s Selection Review

By Adam

Less than a month ago our friends at Singleton released a brand new scotch to join the portfolio; The Singleton Malt Master’s Selection and we were lucky enough to be sent a bottle. If you’re a scotch lover you’re probably familiar with Singleton’s 12-Year-Old but this new addition is a sweet take on that classic. […]

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The Curious Case of Ancnoc Whisky

By Alex Noble

When one utters the phrase, ‘Highland Whisky,’ to a group of fellow DC’s, you’d expect to hear about a historic or renowned brand, rich in heritage and prestige. So, when I say to you that Ancnoc (pronounced a-nock) is a self-proclaimed, ‘contemporary’ whisky, don’t be alarmed, be excited, and stay with me. This cracking single […]

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Hudson Baby Bourbon Review

By Alex Noble

If you’ve acquired a certain fondness for a specific brand of whisky, simply for the taste, convenience or price point, It’s not that I’ll judge you, I just feel you’ll have missed out on the real magic of whisky indulgence.  Bourbon is a liquor that one revels in drinking, as we allocate vital time to sit back, relax in a Chesterfield […]

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Ailsa Bay Whisky Review

By Alex Noble

I always find when we approach the of June, I’m usually thinking about my summer holidays, Wimbledon and Evening drinks…and it’s only at the very last minute I remember that Father’s Day is just around the corner! ‘I vowed last year to nail this in advance.’ Well chappers, fear not for I have a solution. […]

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Edinburgh Valentine’s Gin Review

By Adam

Gin is still very much in here at The Dapper Chapper HQ and a brand that has caught our eye is at late is multi-award winning distillers, Edinburgh Gin. They came to our attention during February after we received a bottle of their limited edition Edinburgh Valentine’s Day Gin. The small-batch distillers are known for […]

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The King of Ale

By Phil Hawkins

You might associate the phrase ‘Good things come to those who wait’ with a darker, more Irish drink than this, but after nearly 200 years in the making, Greene King is now launching its Heritage Series. From just five preserved barley seeds, originally stored in 1825, an ancient recipe has been rediscovered by the Greene […]

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Glendalough Whiskey Review

By Michelle Connolly

The beautiful surroundings of Glendalough are the inspiration for this namesake whiskey. The Glen of the Two Lakes, formed in the ice age by an immense glacier, is one of Ireland’s foremost beauty spots. The heritage associated with its raw, remote beauty – what drew St Kevin to the area to practice in solitude – […]

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When in Rome, drink beer

By Phil Hawkins

London Beer Week, now in its fourth year, is returning to the capital on Monday, with a huge array of activities to celebrate a city of great drinking. The annual festival of all things beer, lager, ale and cider sees some of London’s top brewers and beer enthusiasts come together to enjoy a host of […]

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Old Pulteney 12 Review

By Alex Noble

This cracker comes from one of the most northernly distilleries on the Scottish mainland, and the extreme location and unique stills mean it’s a single malt scotch whisky that delivers both the power and the subtlety of the sea – a proper maritime malt. We were fortunate enough to give the award winning, Old Pulteney, […]

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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 […]