Recently consumers have become more conscious of what they eat and drink, everyone wants to be healthy, and all of sudden, everyone is off gluten and dairy. This has influenced the marketing material of all things booze, especially when it comes to the labels. One claims to use only the purest Icelandic water, another is a hundred times distilled and twenty times filtered, and some are pointing out that they are gluten-free! But what is the truth behind these marketing gimmicks – is vodka really gluten-free and does the number of filtrations actually make any difference?
Spice up your life with a bottle of Arbikie Chilli Vodka!
Arbikie Distillery is the first distillery in Scotland to distil vodka from potatoes. Arbikie Highland Estate is a working farm where they grow their own potatoes, wheat, strawberries and much more. They use the ingredients grown on the farm and nearby areas to make their lovely craft spirits. So basically, they make their spirits from […]
Arbikie Highland Estate – The Pursuit of Excellence
With so much controversy over how many distilleries hide behind misleading labels indicating where their product is actually made, the Arbikie Distillery is a breath of fresh air in more ways than one. Based in a beautiful part of Scotland, Arbikie is one of the few distilleries genuinely making their spirits from scratch. In their pursuit […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
DIY Flavoured Vodka for Christmas
Need some Christmas drink inspiration or alternative gift ideas? These special DIY flavoured vodka recipes are perfect to be shared with friends and family. Take one as a gift when you next go and visit a friend or bring with you to the Christmas dinner. Your efforts will be much appreciated! Here are 5 easy […]
Hollows and Fentimans Spiced Ginger Beer (+ Cocktail Recipes)
Fentimans beverages are made with all-natural ingredients without any artificial sweeteners. They are specially brewed with botanicals for extra flavour. Spiced Ginger Beer Hollows and Fentimans alcoholic Spiced Ginger Beer, 4% ABV, is a versatile and fragrant drink. This gluten-free drink is strong enough on its own, served with ice and a lime wedge, and […]