Posts Tagged “spirits”

Parlay Ultra Black Rum – drinks review

Parlay Ultra Black Rum – drinks review

The label uses a strong old gold and black design which sets well on the inky dark rum in the tall slim bottle. The artwork is embossed and tactile and excites the expectation of a taste of something a bit different. There is the story of the name ‘Parlay’ emblazoned on the back and it’s…

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Craft Spirits by Eric Grossman – review

Craft Spirits by Eric Grossman – review

Well, this is right on trend. Cocktails have become the cornerstone of every restaurant bar, and we want to try our hands at barista-ing at home. Most of the fixin’s are available to civilians and with little equipment some delicious and beautiful cocktails can be ours. Craft Spirits is a comprehensive glossary of worldwide spirits…

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The Connoisseur’s Guide to Whisky by Helen Arthur – review

The Connoisseur’s Guide to Whisky by Helen Arthur – review

Wine, and French wine in particular, has a high profile but what of the Water of Life? The Connoisseur’s Guide to Whisky tells the story of the other world famous and much celebrated drink. Whisky is revered and collected in the same way as fine wine and is enjoyed for its depth and character. This…

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In Praise of Poteen by John McGuffin – review

In Praise of Poteen by John McGuffin – review

What exactly is Poteen or Poitín? If you are Irish then you’ll already know. If you are American then you will recognise the same beverage under the name of Moonshine. Yes, dear reader, it’s the intoxicating illegal liquor of the Emerald Isle and has a history steeped in folkloric charm and myth. In Praise of…

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Cooking with Booze by Ryan Jennings – review

Cooking with Booze by Ryan Jennings – review

You’ve gotta love a book with a title like that! We are told that drinking isn’t good for us so Cooking with Booze presents us with a delightful solution to that guilt-ridden dilemma. Don’t drink (so much), just eat! Ryan Jennings and David Steele are witty and they know their stuff. Ryan is a food…

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