Cocktail Recipes with Kalevala Distillery

Kalevala gin

Kalevala Distillery is a small family-owned distillery based in Finnish-Karelia. The distillery produces a selection of gins, rum and vodka. They are certified organic, meaning they only use organically grown ingredients, which are free from any additives or harmful chemicals. The name of the distillery is based on the Finnish national epic, The Kalevala, a significant […]

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Banditti Club Rum Range Review

Banditti Club Spiced Rum

Banditti Club is an award-winning spiced rum from Glasgow Distillery Co. The spiced rum is their core release, although it wouldn’t be Glasgow Distillery without some experimental cask finishing… The distillery also has two limited-edition rums: Smoky Rogues and Port Cask Finish. Banditti Club Rum is named after a group of rogues who used to […]

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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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Holiday Negroni Recipes

Holiday Negroni

Here you can find a selection of Negroni recipes perfect for the holiday season. Whether you are mixing pre-dinner drinks for your guests, enjoying a cocktail while wrapping gifts or just fancy something a bit different during the festivities, these recipes are fairly simple and can be made in larger batches. Which one of these […]

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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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12 Fun Things to Do in Glasgow

People make glasgow

The past three months in Glasgow have given me a great insight into living in the city and all the fun things you can do there. The summer has been beautiful with temperatures going as high as 28°C (taps-aff weather, as they call it here), but obviously there have been various degrees of restriction due […]

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Food and Drink Pairing Ideas

This year we are celebrating Christmas and NYE in a very different way to what we are used to. In many places house guests aren’t recommended or they are limited to very few. Restaurants and bars may remain closed or with restricted timetables and seating, so we have no choice but to create our own […]

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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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