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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 […]

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Caorunn Gin and Tristan Stephenson collaborate for World Gin Day

By Michelle Connolly

This June 10th – World Gin Day – we’re taking a closer look at the fantastic partnership between celebrated Scottish gin Caorunn, and renowned mixologist Tristan Stephenson, and their uniquely blended cocktails created especially for the event. Master Simon Buley creates Caorunn’s signature flavour is thanks to locally foraged and hand-picked Celtic botanicals, which include […]

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Craft Sage Gin by One Drinks

By Robert Etheridge

Does gin ever do ‘good’? An elixir of life with some hidden health benefits maybe? Health benefits… maybe not, benefits for the soul – more so. But, what if a brand of gin actually made the world a slightly better place, as well as having all the other favourable qualities of the much-loved spirit? Well, […]

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Thomas Dakin Gin Review

By Adam

Regular readers of the bar section will know that gin is a firm favourite at Dapper Chapper and if its increasing popularity is anything to go by the same can be said for most of you. Chaps, we give you the award-winning London gin, Thomas Dakin. Thomas Dakin Gin is a classic style Dry Gin […]

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Le Petit Ballon Subscription Wine Service

By Michelle Connolly

On the back of many successful subscription services – snacks, cosmetics, and even razors – comes one dedicated to introducing you to new and interesting wines every single month. Le Petit Ballon sources a select number of wines monthly – within the package is two hand selected wines with a set of bespoke tasting notes, […]

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Jameson Caskmates X Disappearing Dining Club

By Michelle Connolly

We popped down to Hiver brewery in the heart of Bermondsey’s brewing district, nestled under the archways of the distinctive railway bridges, to discover the newest release from the Jameson distillery – Jameson Caskmates. The concept is an unusual one, with Jameson Master Distiller, Brian Nation, and the Founder and Head Brewer at Franciscan Well, Shane […]

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Woodford Reserve at Oriole

By Michelle Connolly

Nightjar’s little sister venue Oriole are celebrating their one year anniversary this past January with two fantastic new cocktails featuring the inimitable Woodford Reserve. Nestled in the underbelly of Smithfield Market, as you trip down the staircase you feel like you’re stepping back in time. Art deco styled finishings, painted palm leaf paper adorning the […]

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Nespresso Creatista Plus

By Michelle Connolly

We made our way to Notting Hill to experience the very latest in creative caffeine, the new Nespresso Creatista Plus machine, in action. This is their very first one that has been developed around the art of the foam, making it easier than ever to practice your skills at home. An intuitive digital menu on […]