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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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  • Simple Cocktails We Can All Make (No PhD Required!)

    Who wants to make cocktails at home? I bet we can all recollect a few occasions over the last year where we would have loved to of made a few cheeky cocktails; maybe it was a BBQ this Summer, a dinner party with new colleagues or a birthday bash for your other half. Some of the more adventurous of you may  even have had the urge to kick back in the evening with a relaxing cocktail or two after work! So what is putting you off? It's probably the same thing that has dissuaded me making the effort...

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  • Celebrate Life With KAH Day Of The Dead Tequila

    OK, so you've got an award winning authentic premium tequila made from 100% blue agave and are wondering what kind of bottle to put it in. Do you go for a bottle with a little sombrero hat for a lid? No, that's a bit naff isn't it! How about chucking it into a slinky bottle with curves in all the right places, that's what everyone else is doing? Tequila in a piece of modern art, that's not very authentic is it! OK, so we're looking for something a little more cultural are we.... how about Dia...

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  • Hypocrits And Liars, A British Institution

    It has been proven time and time again that the majority of this country's politicians can't be trusted as far as they can be thrown; expense scandals, affairs and allegations of covering up child abuse have been rife over the past few years. Politics in this country has become like a soap opera and watching these supposedly educated individuals argue like children in the playground is farcical. There is a certain group of MP's at the moment who have suggested that alcohol should carry health...

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  • Be Tempted By The Devil Once More? - Arran Devil's Punch Bowl Chapter 3

    The forces of darkness are rejoicing this week as Arran's The Devil's Punch Bowl Chapter 3: Fiendish Finale is released to an unsuspecting public. This release completes the unholy trinity of single malts that began in 2012 with the original Devil's Punch Bowl. This was followed last year with the Chapter 2 release and this week sees the conclusion of the occult series. Many strong willed individuals have already been tempted into taking the Devil's dram to their bosom and this release will no...

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  • Teeling Whiskey Masters International Spirits Competitions

    The Teeling Whiskey family of premium Irish whiskeys picks up an amazing 16 accolades at International spirits competitions. Teeling scoops three Irish ‘Masters’  Titles and Gold award at Irish Whiskey Masters and also wins Gold ‘Outstanding’ for 30 Year Old Single Malt Platinum Reserve as well as being shortlisted for Overall Boutique Distiller of the Year at 2014 IWSC. The Teeling Whiskey Company (TWC) has continued to build on its reputation as the leading independent Irish whiskey...

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  • New Johnnie Walker Film Starring Jude Law

    One of the worlds largest and most iconic whisky brands have decided to make a short film entitled 'The Gentleman's Wager'. Johnnie Walker has teamed up with the legendary Ridley Scott's son, Jake Scott, to direct the short flick which has been released via their YouTube channel. The film stars the irrepressible Jude Law, who plays a man with considerable financial means who strikes up a wager with the Italian actor Giancarlo Giannini to obtain something that his money can't buy. The film is...

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  • Banned For Public Disorder? Excellent, You're Back In! El Ron Prohibido Habanero Rum

    So, I'm back again after a month of careless blog neglect tut tut tut! I do apologise but I have been frantically scribing some words for the new website which should be upon us at the beginning of August! Exciting stuff, but one for the back burner as something far more seductive has landed in my lap...... it's a new rum, what did you think I meant? All jokes aside, this really is exciting as we have been trying to get hold of this unique rum since it was released last year. Let's just say that...

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