How to Drink It – The Perfect Serve

Women are getting more into drinking spirits, and we spend a lot of time finding the spirits we like, yet we’re often still unsure how to serve them properly. Clearly, there are several ways you can use most spirits and people have different preferences. I have listed some basic rules you should consider when making […]

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#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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Skip the Tourist Traps – Smarter Drinking in Havana

El Floridita Tourist hell. I had previously visited El Floridita cocktail bar to see what all the fuss was about. They serve you frozen cocktails for a staggering CUC 6 (in Cuban prices that is a lot for a drink). Like La Bodeguita del Medio (Mojito bar), El Floridita is also known as Hemingway’s favourite […]

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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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Not So Lame Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Most people still seem to love all the fuss about Valentine’s Day: heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, flowers and teddy bears delivered to your work (happened to me once, I was petrified), followed by a romantic dinner in an Italian restaurant seated very cosily next to other couples in flickering candlelight… But there are still a […]

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Does Glassware Really Matter?

To get the best out of any spirit it is good to know which glassware to serve it in. There are different glasses for neat drinks as well as gin and tonics. I’ve always been a big fan of different types of glassware, perhaps because in Finland we make them so well, but as a […]

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Dark Matter – A Scottish Spiced Rum!

Dark Matter Spiced Rum – 40% Scotland’s first rum distillery has given us Christmas in a bottle – Dark Matter Spiced Rum! Every step of the process has been carried out at the distillery – everything from storing the molasses to fermentation, distillation and spice preparation as well as bottling, labelling and packaging. The molasses […]

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Rethinking Drinking – Know Your Calories

We tend to forget there are calories in alcohol. Often we will avoid certain foods because of the calories involved, yet we drink almost anything. If you spend so much time trying to ‘eat right’ why not try to learn to drink properly too? On average, alcohol makes up to 10% of the calorie intake […]

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