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Charlie’s Classic Cocktails

By Jack Dignum

It’s been very well documented on this blog that we love making cocktails. Whether it’s for our dinner party guests, or a comforting tipple after a long day in the city, the Dapper Chapper team is no stranger to making a delicious cocktail or two. But, I’ll admit, it’s sometimes nicer to have my drink […]

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Sherlock & Sons’ gin by Distillers of Surrey

By Adam

Distillers of Surrey is a charming family company. Founded to make small-batch editions of gin, while being anchored by an uncompromisable attention to detail. Head Distiller Simon Sherlock and wife Lianne focus on making three types: The Aromatic; The Nautical; and The Solstice. All of which are a nod to their three young boys, hence […]

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How to make a Beluga 1900

By Adam

Next on the Dapper Chapper Bar is Beluga Noble Vodka (40% ABV), a luxury Russian vodka made in Mariinsk in the heart of Russia. It combines traditional production techniques with innovative methods and uses natural ingredients such as malted wheat and pure water from Siberian Artesian wells. After distillation, Beluga Noble passes through a strict […]

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Warner’s Alcohol Free Double Dry and Pink Berry Review

By Sam Brandon

Dry January is over… so now what? Did you enjoy the New Year detox? Is it something you’d look to continue? If so, read on… if not, I won’t blame you for closing this window – go and enjoy a scotch or a G&T for that matter… As many of you will be aware, alcohol-free […]

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The Dalmore 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Select

By Adam

The Dalmore 12 Year Old Sherry Cask Select Highland Single Malt is the latest addition to The Dalmore’s award-winning Principal Collection and  now, to the Dapper Chapper Bar. Master Distiller Richard Paterson selected three cask partners from Andalucia – Tevasa, Vasyma and Paez. Together they curated the perfect oak casks and created a bespoke sherry blend to season these […]

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Highgrove Gin Review

By Adam

Next on the Dapper Chapper Bar is a truly regal creation inspired by the royal gardens at Highgrove. The gin will be available at Dapper Chapper favourite Fortnum & Mason, which marks another milestone in a long-standing relationship between Fortnum & Mason and the Highgrove Estate, with a number of food and drink items, produced […]

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Ballantine’s 7 Bourbon Finish Review

By Adam

Next up on The Dapper Chapper Bar is Ballantine’s 7 Bourbon Finish which is a permeant addition to the collection. It is the new blended scotch whisky that combines the depth of Scotch with the sweetness of American bourbon barrel finish. Deep gold in colour and we must say, it tastes good. It’s actually the best thing […]

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Winepost Subscription Review

By Joe Burns

As we approach the end of, let’s say, an unforgettable year, we should really try to focus on some of the positives. Wait, hear me out…  They say necessity is the mother of all invention and what better tasting example can we think of than Winepost? Created by Tristan Thomas during lockdown, he set out […]

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Wine List Subscription Review

By Joe Burns

A quick question to start this. Would you like to know more about wine and how to enjoy it even more? I would bet the answer from the vast majority of us all is a resounding, yes! It’s an interesting fact that as a society, we are all drinking slightly less these days; we’re taking […]

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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 […]