Mezcal vs Tequila

Over recent years we have experienced a flurry of Mexican restaurants in the UK, introducing customers to the secrets of Mexican drinking trends, and bringing us a wider selection of agave spirits. Unfortunately, that is still not quite enough, and these spirits are not as well known as you would expect. Some may be able […]

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Let the Love beGin – Pinkster Gin Limited Edition bottle!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I’m not a big fan of this commercial day, but I never say no to a good spirit, especially when it come in a cute bottle and is filled with pink gin! You’ll get a chance to win your own Pinkster bottle, but first, let’s recap what Pinkster is all […]

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Mezcal – How it’s made

There are around 1,200 Mezcal distilleries in Mexico. Most Mezcal is produced in small batches as the distilleries are small family-run businesses, passed on from generation to generation. These micro-distilleries don’t have large-scale equipment, and most parts of the processes are done by hand and under the close care of the person in charge of […]

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New Finnish Vodka: Korpimaan Kyynel

Korpimaan Kyynel is a new vodka, or viina as we call it, made from 100% Finnish rye and barley. The idea for this vodka came from the moonshining traditions in the Finnish wilderness. Around 65% of Finland’s land is covered in forests, making it an exceptional place to hide and make moonshine. Prohibition in Finland […]

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Mocktails (Kidding! Obviously I’ve added alternative recipes with liquor!)

Many people tend to start their year booze-free, but it doesn’t need to be boring. There are some amazing mocktails available, which can be so good you don’t even notice there’s no alcohol in them. Here’s five of my favourite mocktails you can make at home. I have included alternative recipes for those who don’t […]

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Our/Vodka from Berlin

Our/Vodka family has distilleries in many cities: Berlin, London, Detroit, Seattle, Amsterdam, Houston, New York, LA and Miami. The brand is supported by Pernod Ricard, who partner up with entrepreneurs to create micro-distilleries in urban environments. The entrepreneurs are people who love their city and can offer something more for the brand. These distilleries are […]

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Great Spirit Events you should visit in 2017

In recent years we have experienced an explosion of craft spirits. Let’s make 2017 the year to learn more about these liquors and current drink trends. It might not always be possible to visit the distilleries, but there are more and more innovative spirit events you can take part in.  At these events you get […]

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How Vodka is made?

The name vodka comes from the Slavic word voda or woda, meaning water.  Vodka can be made from a variety of ingredients, and every distillery has its own way of ensuring a unique product, whether it is distilled four times or filtered twice, or maybe the base ingredient is different from the traditional vodkas. Some […]

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10 Most popular posts in 2016

I have had a very exciting and busy year, and thanks to all my readers and followers, I have had enough motivation and courage to keep on writing. Whilst you are probably enjoying a well-earned Christmas holiday I thought it would be a great time for us to recap some of the most popular posts […]

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