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National Tequila Day: Maestro Dobel® Diamante™ Review

By Adam

It may come as no suprise to hear that tequila sales have rocketed during lockdown, capturing the imagination of drinkers across the UK seeking to perfect their ‘locktail’ making skills at home. When toasting National Tequila Day today (Friday 24th July), might we suggest servingpioneering Maestro Dobel® creators of two world firsts, including Mexico’s best-selling ultra-premium tequila, Maestro Dobel® Diamante™.  Afterall, who knows great tequila better than its homeland? […]

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Buffalo Trace: Bourbon Review

By Adam

This week, The Dapper Chapper team have had a bourbon from Buffalo Trace on review. What better way to spend lockdown? Here’s what we thought: Buffalo Trace is an award-winning bourbon so we expected good things. Made from corn, rye and malt barley its classified as a straight Kentucky Bourbon. Batched from new oak barrels, 40 […]

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Gensac wine and Armagnac

By Adam

Networking – if anyone remembers how to do that after three months of lockdown – always tends to lead us to meeting some interesting people and brands as well as forming longer-lasting relationships where possible. Prior to the pandemic and via a close friend, we had a chance to the latter having been fortunate enough […]

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Borrago

By Alex Noble

We often hear people talking about how they’re looking forward to ‘Dry January.’ A time when they can allow themselves a rest period from all the partying and heavy drinking from the previous year, which crescendos around the Christmas period. Unfortunately, it’s seldom the case that this pre-January hype is all in vein, as people crumble […]

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Three Gin’s To This in February

By Adam

Did you do Dry for January this year? Personally, I didn’t make it past day two, so to those who are still on course I applaud you. Whether you’re on or off the liquor at the moment, I think we’ll all need a drink when February hits so below are some of pointers of what we […]

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Martini Riserva Speciale Rubino; Christmas in a Bottle for those Cosy Nights In

By Alex Noble

 The festive period is a time for indulgence like no other, as our calendars are swamped with (alcohol fuelled) celebrations for the entirety of December. Whether it’s your office Christmas party, the annual Chapper dinner or a family affair, more often than not the drinks (and food) are catered for, usually coming in the form of Champagne, red wine, […]

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Ballantines Warming Spices Edition

By Alex Noble

Christmas is a wonderful time of year that, much like a great whisky, never fails to give me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. However, Christmas only captures our attention for around one month per year (thankfully) whereas a whisky can assist you at any time of the year, and provide you with inner warmth whenever you […]

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Bacardi Añejo Cuatro – Embrace Those Special Moments

By Alex Noble

One aspect of Christmas that I truly love, is sharing those special moments and creating everlasting memories with friends and family. OK, I admit it, I’m a bit of a romanticist when it comes to Christmas but the idea of a room filled with happy people, surrounded by positivity and rather a lot of alcohol, […]

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Santa Teresa 1796 Review

By Adam

The festive season is fast approaching and this latest addition to the Dapper Chapper bar is both the perfect gift idea for any rum lover, or a tipple to enjoy yourself as those winter nights draw in. Santa Teresa 1796 is a single estate Venezuelan rum which arrived on our desk in a handsome cylinder […]

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Grey Goose La Vanille

By Adam

Relaunched due to popular demand earlier this year, Bacardi cited demand from bartenders and ‘growing consumer interest in flavoured vodkas’ as the reason for the return of Grey Goose La Vanille. At Dapper Chapper HQ, we’re delighted to see it back on our bar. Crystal clear in appearance, it has a sweet, vaguely white chocolate […]

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St Germain Liquer Review

By Matt Denney

An elderflower liqueur is a must have addition to any cocktail lover’s collection. And if you’re looking for a recommendation, then St Germain is up there with the best around. Housed in an sleek, elegant 1920s style bottle, St Germain, a French elderflower liqueur, is deliciously sweet enough to have on ice as an aperitif, […]

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Celebrate the Day of the Dead with el Jimador!

By Alex Noble

The Day of the Dead is fast approaching (2nd November); a holiday that originates in Mexico and focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember those who have died, in order to help support their spiritual journey.  If you’re still unsure of what we’re talking about, think the opening scene of the most […]

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King of Soho Review

By Alex Noble

Quadruple distilled using traditional methods by an eleventh generation, master distiller, this London Dry Gin is crafted with twelve botanicals, delivering an interesting if uninspiring flavour profile. It was created to pay homage to the ‘King of Soho,’ (English publisher, club owner, and property developer) Paul Raymond, who died in 2008, by his son Howard. Paul […]

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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 […]