Posts Tagged “cocktails”

Ginking Original Rosé

Ginking Original Rosé

A Sparkling Cocktail Here is a gem and new to me. It’s Ginking and perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day. This is a sparkling blend of blush pink English wine and aromatic London Dry Gin along with natural botanicals. It offers a host of presentation possibilities to impress the one you love. Ginking’s founder, Lord John…

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Brockmans – Red Red Wine for Valentines

Brockmans – Red Red Wine for Valentines

Seductive, crimson and elegant: the new Brockmans Gin cocktail for Valentine’s Day A cocktail called ‘Red Red Wine, Stay Close to Me’ seems a fitting tribute to the day of love. Brockmans Gin, ‘The Properly Improper Gin’ has released this new cocktail recipe for Valentine’s Day 2022. The tasty tipple will seduce gin lovers, wine…

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Tom Savano – Refined Cocktails

Tom Savano – Refined Cocktails

Drinks for the discerning Tom Savano isn’t a person. He (or should I say ‘it’?) is an independent company producing quality handcrafted drinks. Their cocktails take the lucky sipper on bespoke trips around the world. We can imagine balmy days, exotic sunsets, gentle music playing, light cotton dresses and Panama hats. A professional barman would…

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Glen Moray – classic single malt

Glen Moray – classic single malt

120 years of Glen Moray whisky Glen Moray in the heart of Speyside has been around for 120 years. It all began in 1897, when the Elgin West Brewery, which had made local ales since 1830 was transformed into the whisky distillery we see today.  The company continued to upgrade its facilities and in the…

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Introducing Nuet Dry Aquavit

Introducing Nuet Dry Aquavit

The World’s First Super-Premium Aquavit Now available in the UK, Nuet Dry Aquavit is the first and only aquavit to ever receive an award in the gin category (Silver at the Nordic Spirits Awards 2021) Nuet Dry Aquavit is the world’s first super-premium aquavit combining almost 500 years of Scandinavian tradition and elevating the spirit with…

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Étän Rum – Cameroon Gold

Étän Rum – Cameroon Gold

Rum to the Power of Five Étän is a premium award-winning 40% abv golden spiced rum. It has indeed two claims on their ‘Power of Five’ slogan. This rum has been distilled using a unique array of five botanicals found in and around West Africa and specifically in Cameroon. The second element is that five…

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Purity Gin – Swedish Spirit

Purity Gin – Swedish Spirit

The answer is 34. What’s the question? ‘34′ is one of the things that makes Purity Swedish Gin and Purity Vodka different. This exceptional range of Swedish spirits has just launched nationwide in the UK. How many distillations does it take to perfect spirits? The quick answer is 34. However, it took ten years and…

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Tea and a toast: Lassies Toast Gin for the festive season

Tea and a toast: Lassies Toast Gin for the festive season

Lassies Toast Gin inspired by Robert Burns, and tea Whether it’s an evening in with friends, New Year’s Eve, Burns’ Night, or another celebratory occasion, Lassies Toast Gin is something rather special. Dressed in luxurious red, this deliciously herbal Scottish gin features thyme, citrus, and hints of tea. It is inspired by the Moorland Tea…

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Jatt Life Lime Vodka

Jatt Life Lime Vodka

Fresh taste of citrus I confess, Jatt Life is new to me. It’s a company which has its focus on vodka and whiskey. They are earning a creditable reputation for presenting prize-winning beverages. The founders of the brand noticed a gap in the premium spirits market in 2019. They noted that the marketplace was saturated…

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The Alchemist Cocktail Book

The Alchemist Cocktail Book

Master the Dark Arts of Mixology It’s that season of mystery and magic, so The Alchemist Cocktail Book can only add to the festive fun. This striking volume is indeed gift-quality and rather unique. The very cover is intriguing and more reminiscent of Harry Potter than a recipe book. It takes a step away from…

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Speyburn – A Classic

Speyburn – A Classic

A 10-year-old Single Malt of Distinction This distillery was built 120 years ago outside the town of Rothes in Speyside, a region famed for its whisky. The founders, John and Edward Hopkin, built up rather than out with malting floors of mesh raised high. The fresh water, a crucial ingredient, was found nearby in Granty…

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Coppa Club Putney

Coppa Club Putney

Igloos and River Views Coppa Club has recently launched a new venue and it’s right on the river in bustling Putney in London. The company was founded in 2015 in Sonning-on-Thames, and they have now expanded around the home counties. Take a side street down by Putney Bridge and head to the water. Coppa Club…

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Introducing plant-based Wild-Arbor Clear Cream Liqueur

Introducing plant-based Wild-Arbor Clear Cream Liqueur

Cream of the crop brings clarity If you thought cream liqueur was something for your granny, think again. There’s an innovation which will clearly blow away those preconceptions. Recently launched is Wild-Arbor Clear Cream Liqueur – the first 100% plant-based and clear cream liqueur. It is dairy free, gluten free, and GMO free (free from genetically modified organisms),…

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Pirate’s Grog Spiced Rum

Pirate’s Grog Spiced Rum

I found myself drawn to this rum even before the first sip. Who can resist the humour, the sheer fun of a Pirate’s Grog Spiced Rum? Avast me hearties! (translation: Stop, dear chaps) is emblazoned on the back label, begging the reader to learn more about this award-winning spirit. This rum was conceived in the…

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A Dunnet Bay Distillers Christmas

A Dunnet Bay Distillers Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas with Dunnet Bay Distillers Spirited gifts from Scotland to suit every price range, from £1 – £90 Raise a glass to these gift ideas from Dunnet Bay Distillers, makers of the cool brand Rock Rose Gin – officially chosen earlier this year by CoolBrands. If you are looking for unusual…

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The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails

The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails

This worthy tome isn’t a cocktail recipe book, and I would venture to say The Oxford Companion to Spirits and Cocktails is for the serious cocktail drinker. By that I don’t mean those who drink a lot of mixed alcoholic drinks but rather those who want to know and understand every element that helps to…

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Azaline Vermouth

Azaline Vermouth

It’s approaching the season. That time of year when we might be entertaining a little more than usual. We need a well-stocked bar, and that space should definitely include a vermouth or two. Azaline Vermouth earns its place for both its packaging and its taste. But what is vermouth? The name ‘vermouth’ is the corrupted…

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Coastal Gin – Bottle & Pouch Set

Coastal Gin – Bottle & Pouch Set

The gift that keeps on giving Bullards have created a distinctive gin and it’s been inspired by Norfolk, with its coast and its wooded landscape. The company has been around in that county since 1837. The convenient Coastal Gin set with its blue azure-coloured bottle and pouch combination is bound to be a hit this…

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Rock Rose Gin Winter Edition 2021 launches

Rock Rose Gin Winter Edition 2021 launches

  Some may be predicting a winter of discontent but that coolest of cool brands, Rock Rose Gin, is anticipating extreme contentment despite cooler weather.  The reason? The Scottish distillery has just released its Rock Rose Winter Edition 2021. A juniper-led, earthy gin featuring fragrant pine notes, this iteration has been created with the thought…

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Ramsbury Single Estate Gin

Ramsbury Single Estate Gin

From Farm to Glass Ramsbury is a farm with a distillery. It lives on 19,000 acres of land on the Ramsbury estate, with the grain-milling shed, a key part of the gin-making process, next door. They even source water from their own well for the distilling. Fallen trees are chopped to heat the bio-mass boiler….

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