4 Hot Toddy Recipes

Hot drink

It is the season for hot toddies, those warming drinks made with hot water, honey, lemon and a good measure of something stronger. Anything from whisky, rum, brandy or even gin. Alcohol has for a long time been used for medicinal purposes. You often hear people say they are going to have a hot toddy […]

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4 Tasty Rum Cocktail Recipes

I have teamed up with Cabal Rum to create four tasty cocktail recipes with their No. 1513 Aged Rum. This is a complex rum suitable for sipping, but the flavour profile also lends itself to being used in many cocktails. With the season in mind, I have also included a hot drink recipe. But first, […]

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12 Smoke-Fuelled Bottles for Winter

smoky talisker bottle

These smoky bottles will offer warming spices, chilli kicks and memories of bonfire that will definitely keep you nice and toasty. Also, if you aren’t able to celebrate Bonfire Night (5th Nov) but wish to experience the smoke and fire flavours at home, these bottlings are for you! I have selected a range of spirits […]

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The Scottish Rum Boom

rum glass

When you think of Scotland’s spirits scene, whisky and gin are the first that come to mind. Rum, however, is probably the last thing you would expect from the northern European country. But Scotland, especially Glasgow, has a long history of rum. When sailors introduced rum to the UK in the 17th century, the spirit […]

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How to Make a Mojito + Recipes

National Mojito Day is celebrated on the 11th July each year. Mojito was invented in Havana, but the exact time is unclear. It is considered to date as far back as the 16th century. The first version was called ‘El Draque’ after Francis Drake, an explorer. Unlike most cocktail bars around the world, in Cuba, […]

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How to Choose the Right Rum for You?

What kind of rum do you like? Is it dark, gold or perhaps flavoured? Using colours to describe rum doesn’t actually provide enough information on your chosen bottle. You might like sweeter rums, but these can be anything from ‘white’ rum to darker ones. The category has been lacking in classification and terminology. With growing interest in spirits and with consumers becoming more experimental, now is the perfect time to change how we talk about rum.

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Rum 101 – An Introduction to Rum

Rum is a versatile spirit used in many cocktails, but it’s also full enough of flavour to be served on its own. Many rums are aged and blended to perfection and should be appreciated the way you would whisky. However, rum can be confusing as there aren’t many regulations, and those that exist vary between […]

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