Posts Tagged “drink”

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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The Martini: Perfection in a Glass

The Martini: Perfection in a Glass

An Iconic Cocktail Cocktail There can be no more recognisable cocktail than a martini. Yes, it’s the glass that gives it away; and now we have a neat little volume, The Martini: Perfection in a Glass, to guide us through the combinations of ingredients to make a delicious selection of martinis. Author Matt Hranek has…

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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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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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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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Giffard Rhubarb – A World of Cocktails

Giffard Rhubarb – A World of Cocktails

Quality Liqueurs and Syrups Giffard is one of the most celebrated producers of essential bar ingredients, and they have a diverse range of liqueurs and syrups to fire the imagination of any mixologist or home aficionado. Back in 1885 Émile Giffard was a pharmacist in Angers in Val de Loire, France. The date is still…

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Don Papa Rum

Don Papa Rum

The Father of All Rums from the Philippines The name ‘Don Papa’ was inspired by Papa Isio, a leader of the revolution in the Philippines against the Spanish. He led his island to independence before joining the main revolutionary movement. This national hero is prominent on the striking brand label, which was designed in New…

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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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Gusto Organic Drinks

Gusto Organic Drinks

It’s approaching the festive season and we are stocking up with pallets of sweet treats, gourmet savouries and drinks by the crate. But those beverages don’t have to be alcoholic. We want our guests (and ourselves) to have the choice of some soft drinks, and they should be special too. Gusto Organic Drinks have you…

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The Baileys Cookbook

The Baileys Cookbook

Bakes, Cakes and Treats for All Seasons That came around quick! It’s heading towards Christmas. Soon it will be time to bring down the Christmas tree from the loft even though it only seems about six weeks since we struggled to put it up there. We seek out gifts and treats for friends and family….

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Blue Aurora Ice Wine

Blue Aurora Ice Wine

Blue Aurora was born at Lutton Farm. It’s family-run on the border between Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. A lovely part of the country, and the land is evidently perfect for the production of soft fruits. Lutton Farm was originally a livestock and arable farm with a small pick-your-own fruit patch. In 1981, brothers Stephen and James…

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Fireheart – Nespresso® Compatible Compostable Pods

Fireheart – Nespresso® Compatible Compostable Pods

A delicious Surprise Here we are again! Somebody sending me Nespresso® Compatible pods. But wait! These are different. These pods are compostable. And there is more – I actually like the Fireheart coffee! It’s probably not a good idea to send a tea drinker coffee to review. I always find it bitter and lacking in…

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Brockmans in Miniature

Brockmans in Miniature

Brockmans Gin in Miniature – the perfect serve Three cheers. Brockmans Gin, famed for its tactile black bottle, is launching a miniature, 5cl bottle for the first time. The bottle is an exact replica of the stylish larger bottle. You’ll find these glorious little bottles of gin at around £4, through retailers and selected online…

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Mainbrace – Splicing two rums

Mainbrace – Splicing two rums

Mainbrace: yes, the name conjures visions of pirates and adventures on the high seas. But this particular Mainbrace is a Cornish-based rum brand that was launched in October 2019. The eponymous rum is even more exotic than that beautiful south-west corner of Britain. The brand name of Mainbrace comes from the naval term ‘to splice…

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Rock Rose Gin voted a ‘Cool Brand’

Rock Rose Gin voted a ‘Cool Brand’

Rock Rose Gin is officially a ‘cool brand’. The super-premium British gin has been selected by the influential CoolBrands® in the 2021/22 roster of the coolest brands around. Brands are shortlisted by invitation only and selected by a prestigious panel of forty-nine judges, comprising designers, style experts, media personalities, and prominent names from entertainment, fashion,…

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CAMPARI – make Dad’s Fathers Day!

CAMPARI – make Dad’s Fathers Day!

It’s Dad’s special day, although every day should be Fathers Day. He loves cocktails and the weather (we hope) will be conducive to some interesting libations in the garden. CAMPARI is a classic and it’s versatile, so a bottle of this red delight will likely tick a lot of beverage boxes – and earn you…

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Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks

Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks

At last! It’s summer and we can finally enjoy entertaining in the garden. But heat and alcohol don’t mix. Your guests will thank you for offering some exciting non-alcoholic drinks, grâce à Gazoz. Gazoz: The Art of Making Magical, Seasonal Sparkling Drinks is a beautifully photographed book full of unique, healthy and fresh drinks from…

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Get ready for Summer with World of Zing’s Cocktail Party Pouches

Get ready for Summer with World of Zing’s Cocktail Party Pouches

World of Zing is new to me, but they will be on many a lip this summer. They are the pioneers of craft bottled cocktails, and are bound to be invited to al fresco get-togethers this year. They have launched their Cocktail Party Pouches just in time to enjoy this summer, with its longed-for freedoms….

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Feel Good Drink – spring into summer

Feel Good Drink – spring into summer

Sustainable and purpose-led ethos Feel Good Drinks is a brand-new range of 100% natural, great tasting canned drinks which are perfect for al fresco meetings with friends. These are fruit-flavoured sparkling waters made with a sustainable and purpose-led ethos. These fruity sparkling waters are light and refreshing and come in Peach and Passionfruit, Rhubarb and…

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Pinestone – a gift of tea

Pinestone – a gift of tea

  These days we are thinking more about both food and drink. Yes, homemade cocktails have become popular but those days at home are long, and few things are as refreshing as a cuppa tea. Pinestone is a company which specialises in importing authentic Chinese teas to the UK and they also promote the following…

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