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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 […]

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Appleton Estate Rare Blend Review

By Adam

Last year, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum announced the UK launch of Appleton Estate Reserve Blend and after sampling it in the Caribbean, I was keen to get a review up for The Dapper Chapper Bar. It’s part of the award-winning premium aged rums that Appleton Estate boast in their portfolio, along with the fact they […]

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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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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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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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Jack Daniels Single Barrel Rye Whiskey

By Michelle Connolly

This is new territory for Jack Daniels, after careful consideration they are taking steps into rye town. A fully matured, single barrel wonder, this is the first time they have used a new grain in over 100 years. So yes, it’s a pretty big deal. With rye whiskey consumption at ten times the level it […]

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Wine of the Week: Baumard Carte Turquoise Cremant de Loire NV

By Michelle Connolly

Baumard Carte Turquoise Cremant de Loire NV Sparkling White Wine Florent Baumand Estate Produced in the Loire Vally, France We’d like to introduce you to the Baumard Carte Turquoise Cremant de Loire NV – also known as the ‘Champagne of the Loire’. A delicious and refreshing sparkler from the heart of France, this Crémant is […]

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The Dapper Chapper Bar – Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select

By Neil Brotherston

There’s something very dapper about a bottle of alcohol that you know is truly unique to you. The knowledge that what you have inside your bottle, is yours, and yours only. Only you can choose who gets to taste the unique taste of your bottle. Well that’s exactly the case with Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel […]

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SKIPPER RUM

By Neil Brotherston

Dapper Chapper’s we’ve got a real treat for you this week on the bar, so get ready to set sail on a journey of discovery. This week’s drink is ‘The Best in this World Rum’ or to go by it’s official name – Skipper Rum. This is a rum that hasn’t changed since the 1930’s, […]

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KONIKS TAIL VODKA

By Neil Brotherston

Vodka stocked in The Ritz, Selfridges, Fortnum and Mason, Claridge’s, Harvey Nichols, Harrod’s and The Dorchester, with many more queuing up to get their hands on it – it must be Grey Goose right? Wrong. There’s a new star in the world of premium vodkas and boy is it making a name for itself. Konik’s […]