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  • The Real McCoy: The Only Gentleman Bootlegger

    Around Christmas we acquired a rather special range of rums that are named after a remarkable individual called William McCoy, a tea total yacht builder that became an infamous bootlegger during the American Prohibition. Unlike other smugglers of the time, 'Bill' McCoy refused to cut or dilute his liqour with unhealthy substances like wood alcohol and turpentine, leading to his produce being known as 'The Real McCoy'. McCoy also saw himself as an honest lawbreaker, never paying money to...

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  • Prepare Your Taste Buds For A Treat This Spring

    With Spring time just around the corner I'm sure we're all looking forward to some better weather. Good weather means several things; it's time to get the lawn mower back out, men can legitimately (but sometimes inappropriately!) wear shorts in public and alcohol seems to taste better in the sun. I'm not going to cut your garden for you (I have terrible hay fever!) and am partial to crimes against long trousers myself but I'm all over the alcohol situation. We have some great spirit tastings...

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  • A Brave New World - Moving Out Of The Comfort Zone

    I often find that people are reluctant to move away from from what they're used to and this is especially true of alcoholic beverages. This isn't a criticism as it's human nature to remain in the 'comfort zone', staying true to what you know makes you happy. I was the same until I started working at Drinkfinder, drinking the same spirit and mixer time after time, never daring to step into the unknown. After all, why risk your hard earned cash on something that you might not like? I'll tell you...

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  • The Belle Of The Ball - 2014 Limited Editon Four Roses

    It is with great pleasure that I can inform you that we are the first and (at the time of writing) only stockist in the UK to have the fantastic 2014 Limited Edition Bourbon Releases from Four Roses available for sale. Consisting of two expressions, Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Single Barrel and Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Small Batch, these highly anticipated whiskies were released in the US a few months ago to great acclaim. They had a lot to live up to; since sales of the bourbon...

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  • Out With The Old, In With The New

    I have some exciting news regarding  several new expressions of Nadurra from The Glenlivet. One is available to purchase now with another being released at the end of February. There will be a third expression released later this year but I have been sworn to secrecy about that for the time being! Now for the bad news; the popular Nadurra 16 year old will soon be no more and I have information from a reliable source that April is Doomsday (or Doomsmonth!") for the popular dram. Scotch with age...

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  • A Taste Of Islay Super Tasting

    We are proud to present an evening of superb premium Islay whisky tasting on the 27th February 2015 at the Trengilly Wartha Inn, Constantine, Cornwall at 8pm. The event will be hosted by Diageo's Whisky Ambassador Colin Dunn, a veteran of 28 years in the industry and previous ambassador for Suntory. It is safe to say that Colin really does know his stuff and we couldn't of hoped for a better host for the evening. There will be old and rare examples of malt from no fewer than 9 Islay...

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  • Christmas Shipping Dates

    No one wants to to have a dry Christmas or New Year so please pay attention to these postage dates otherwise you'll have nothing to fill your glasses with! Last Postage Dates For Guaranteed Delivery Before Christmas Day Any Delivery Method (£4.95) - Friday 19th December, orders to be placed before 2PM. Last Postage Dates For Guaranteed Delivery Before News Year Eve Next Day Delivery (£6.95) - Monday 29th December, orders to be placed before 2PM. Don't delay, get your order in today!

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  • Wine Economics 101 - Why You Want To Pay More

    Every year the Chancellor bleeds a a little more cash from you as he stacks on yet more tax to life's essentials,  with alcohol getting hit hard pretty much every time. Whilst this is unfortunately inevitable and unstoppable, there are a few things that you may like to bear in mind to make your money go further when buying wine; knowledge is power as they say! Now we all  know that you generally get what you pay for in this life; that 'value' saucepan is guaranteed to develop a major...

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  • The King Of Soho - A Pornographer's Tale

    With the recent release of The King Of Soho London Dry Gin, I thought it would be a good idea to explore the fascinating story behind it. The gin is the brainchild of Howard Raymond and is dedicated to his late father Paul Raymond, the infamous 'King Of Soho'. Paul was one of the richest men in the UK, having built up a vast fortune from soft porn magazines, strip cubs and Soho real estate. He opened the UK's very first strip club named  Raymond Revuebar in 1958 and Steve Coogan starred in 'The...

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  • New Rehabilitation Tax On Alcohol

    This morning I heard about another ridiculous suggestion proffered by a government think tank. They are now suggesting that a new tax should be levied on alcohol (2 pence per unit of alcohol) by 2024 to fund the rehabilitation of drink and drug addicts. Apparently the government needs this extra cash for rehabilitation centers to treat the half million or so drink and drug addicts in the UK. In my mind that equates to the majority paying for the minority's problems! Why the hell should we be...

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