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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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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. […]