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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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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]