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Posts in category: Cocktails

Bathtub Gin – An Immaculately Clean Concoction

23 Jan 2017
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So as I was perusing the shelves of my local tipple store, my eyes are immediately drawn to a beautifully packaged bottle named Bathtub Gin. It sounds like a challenge in a bottle. While I am not an advocate of sipping spirits around water, I am captivated by the stunning typography on the label, and the hand-wrapped paper casing which is accompanied with a wax seal is screaming out to be held…

SMWS Launch Free Whisky Concierge Service

22 Dec 2016
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You’ll sample drams from the Society’s range of 12 flavour profiles and this may lead you to take one or two of them home, or even whet your appetite for one of the 60 new single cask whiskies that they’ve released in time for Christmas…

Duking It Out Over The Last Drop Of Indian Single Malt Rampur

22 Nov 2016
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The flavours do not linger on the palate for ages and those who like their whisky with a long finish might find it a little abrupt, however, anyone who is in the mood for a smooth, sweet and creamy malt with a subtle, fiery kick at the end should look no further than Rampur…

The Bartender’s Choice? Oui, Oui, It’s Sauvelle Vodka

8 Nov 2016
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The stereotype of vodka being a flavourless spirit that’s simply added to coke to get party girls drunk is as passé as MC Hammer; new and exciting brands such as Sauvelle are challenging the notion that you have to drown vodka in mixers and are creating full and flavourful concoctions that can be drunk neat or on the rocks…

Taste Brazil Without A Plane Ticket With Yaguara Cachaça’s Caipirinha Kit

21 Oct 2016
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TASTE Cocktails have teamed up with Yaguara Cachaça to release one of TASTE’s famous mini cocktail kits that provide drink enthusiasts with ‘bar-quality cocktails’ that they can make themselves. Diving into the hallowed history of Cachaça, a rum-esque spirit that is made from sugarcane as opposed to the molasses that make rum…

Keep The Cold Out With Glen Moray’s Single Malt Sherry Cask Finish

10 Oct 2016
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Holding the bottle against my oak desk, there’s an almost-lavender hue to the liquid, but moving it into the sun the scotch turns to toffee gold; this sweetness is present on the nose too, as well as apricot, pistachio and cinnamon. The first taste is a sweet smack on the tongue but the second sip reveals a much richer character…

From Columbia to Cornwall: Getting Loaded on Revolver Rum

31 Aug 2016
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On the nose, you’ll get the typical tropical flavours of cinnamon and pineapple with a healthy dose of buttered vanilla with a warm, toasty waft coming through at the end. The vanilla comes through on the palate too, with almonds, wood and just a few notes of dark chocolate leaving a sweet and somewhat piquant finish…

The Most Popular Spirit You’ve Never Tasted: Sagatiba Velha

3 Aug 2016
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It has a golden straw colour that’s not quite like any other spirit that I’ve seen and the aromas that emanate from the glass after I pour it in are sweet and intense. On the nose, I get a heavy waft of tropical fruit balanced out by a softer, more permeating honeyed scent and it reminds me of a Jamaican holiday that I’ve never been on…

Get Off Your Tuffets On Black Cow Vodka

24 Jun 2016
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So how do you make vodka out of cow’s milk you ask? Well, you can actually make vodka out of pretty much anything; all you need is a foodstuff that contains either sugars or starch. First you’ll need to ferment said foodstuff, then distill the product to increase its alcohol content...

A Homage To A Great Man And Spirit: Thomas Dakin Gin Is One For The Ages

10 Jun 2016
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Fast forward to 2016 and you’ll find that Thomas Dakin’s name has made a tremendous resurgence, enshrined forever as the namesake of the new and exciting London Dry gin from Manchester. Distilled in a small scale pot still, Thomas Dakin Gin comprises of 11 botanicals, including juniper, orange peel, English coriander and horseradish...