#RUMPORN

Move over #ginlovers – rum is taking over as the drink of choice. Drinking spirits neat, straight up or on the rocks has seemingly become a popular choice amongst young adults, which has helped the rum market to flourish. The story Ron means rum in Spanish, and Ron is also a shortened from Ronald, and […]

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Getting Lost in Spain’s Sherry Triangle

Spanish sherry bodega

Travelling to Spain this summer and wondering what to drink when you are there? Forget sangria and give Sherry a go! There are several varieties of Sherry so it will give you something to explore each time you’re there. Visit the wine cellars or enjoy a glass of dry Sherry in one of the beautiful plazas. Sherry has an image of […]

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What is Sherry?

Sherry is Spanish fortified wine made only from white grapes, and to be able to be called Sherry the grapes and the production should take place in the Sherry triangle in the Andalucía region of southern Spain. Climate It is the weather, or to be more precise, the combination of the sun, the wind and […]

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The Making of Rum

Most varieties of rum are produced in the Caribbean due to their perfect climate for the growth of sugar cane, although there are some great rums produced elsewhere, such as in India, the Philippines and in Central America. Cuban rums are unique due to the wide variety of sugar canes produced on the island. Rum […]

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Cuban Rums and Classic Rum Cocktails

The name rum is considered to be linked to the Latin word for sugar, saccharum, and it is produced in almost all countries that grow sugar cane. Ron is Spanish for rum. Cuba is the greatest sugar-producing country in the Caribbean so it should come as no surprise that despite its relative isolation, it is […]

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Daffy’s Gin

Daffy’s Gin – 43.4% This beautiful Scottish* Gin has eight botanicals: juniper, coriander seeds, cassia bark, angelica root, orange and lemon peel, orris root and – most exciting of them all – Lebanese mint! Even with 43.4% ABV, the taste is smooth and well balanced with a hint of spiced caramel flavour. The mint gives […]

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8 Delicious Gin Cocktails

Jazzing up your regular Gin cocktails – here’s what is hot right now! 1 Recommended Gin: Napue 40ml Napue 15ml Rosemary-Cranberry syrup (add Habanero chilli if you dare) 20ml Lime juice 15ml Egg white Shake, double strain and serve in cute cocktail glass. Add salt and pepper rim. Rosemary-Cranberry syrup 100g Frozen cranberries 10g Rosemary […]

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Who’s Calling the Shots?

To many, shots are simply disgusting and forced on you by friends and colleagues – but for some reason, we just can’t say no, even if we want to. But it doesn’t have to be that way… There are shots, shooters and bombs First of all, most Shooters are rubbish. Shooters are mixed drinks served in […]

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Let’s Talk About Gin

The Gin market is booming and there seems to be new micro- and artisanal distilleries popping up everywhere. But what do we actually know about these craft Gins? There are, in fact, so many new Gins on the market now that going into a bar and simply asking for a G&T is like going to […]

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