Biodynamic Whisky – Pursuit of Flavour

Waterford biodynamic whisky

Last year, Waterford Distillery released the world’s first biodynamic whisky, made from biodynamic Irish barley. The whisky industry is booming in Ireland and worldwide. Everyone is trying to find their niche in the market, and at Waterford Distillery they are producing something quite unique. By focusing on biodynamics, they are seeking to maximise the character […]

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What Is Smoked Grappa and How to Serve It?

smoked grappa

Bepi Tosolini Smoked Grappa, 40% ABV, is a unique and versatile product, which can be enjoyed in many ways. This is a perfect spirit for those who usually enjoy a peated whisky or even mezcal. This award-winning smoked grappa is made using artisanal methods, which require a lot of patience, time, and an eye for […]

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Let’s Talk About Other Agave Spirits

agave spirits bottles

Tequila sales are booming, so now that I’ve got your attention, it is a good time to talk about other agave spirits such as Bacanora and Raicilla. In theory, all agave spirits go under mezcal. The subtle differences are based on location and the types of agaves used. Tequila is by no means the only […]

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Valentine’s Day Cocktails with Pinkster Gin

Pinkstergin

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without our annual Pinkster Gin giveaway! Every year leading up to Valentine’s Day I team up with them to share a few cocktail recipes and, of course, a bottle of their wonderful pink gin. Pinkster is an all-natural gin which is both distilled and compound. The base spirit is distilled […]

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Tips for Pairing Whisky with Food

Who doesn’t love a good food and drink pairing? I’ve spent enough time in Italy to have adapted their ‘no alcohol without food’ policy. I love a good snack to go with whatever I’m drinking, whether it is simply salted nuts and olives or something fancier like a smoked salmon blini. I’m also always interested […]

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What Is Amaro and How to Serve It?

Always wondered how Italians can eat several courses from bruschetta to pasta to big chunks of meat to tiramisu and then some? The key is to eat slowly and finish the meal with the right drink. After that cheese platter there’s a quick espresso with plenty of sugar to wake you up, followed by a […]

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Tasty Scotch Cocktails with Remarkable Malts

I have teamed up with Douglas Laing to create a selection of scotch cocktails for you to enjoy during the festive season (or any season really…). For these recipes, I have used three expressions from their Remarkable Regional Malts range: Scallywag, Timorous Beastie and Big Peat. These are a marriage of Single Cask Single Malts […]

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The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Outturn Release + Membership Discount!

During the festive season the SMWS is releasing a new cask collection each week. That’s a lot of whisky! You are able to view all the releases in advance to make it easier to choose those special Christmas gifts for family and friends… or for yourself. Why not? Everyone deserves a little extravagance from time […]

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