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  • Jura One For The Road And Jura Tastival 2016 - Two Limited Edition Whiskies For You To Enjoy

    Exciting news for whisky drinkers and collectors alike as two limited edition Jura whiskeys land on our doorstep this month. The first is the very rare Jura One For The Road, a splendid malt marking the retirement of Willie Cochrane, Distillery Manager and much loved whisky personality. The second treat for you is Jura Tastival 2016, the annual distillery release marking the Tastival festival held on Jura earlier in the year.   Jura One For The Road 22 Years Old Pinot Noir Finish - 47%...

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  • Jameson Black Barrel Is The Perfect Balance Between Price And Quality

    Jameson Black Barrel Select Reserve is the pinnacle of great price to quality ratio, an Irish whiskey of excellent quality while still being affordable enough to be drunk on a regular basis. Your entry level Jameson is aged somewhere between 5 and 7 years but the Black Barrel is aged for an average of 12; this means that the youngest whiskey present in the blend is at least 12 years old, with some components being considerably older. Smooth and mellow like traditional Jameson, but with a richer,...

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  • Tiny Micro Distillery Poetic License Creates Outstanding Gin

    The owner of tiny micro distillery Poetic License, Mark Hird, has forged a successful career in the leisure industry for over twenty years, having worked up from a trained chef to becoming the owner of twelve venues, one being his flagship The Roker Hotel in Sunderland. His passion for local produce and good booze led him to open a micro brewery called Sonet 43. With this up and running, Mark was inspired to visit several distilleries in South Africa after the the gin and cocktail resurgence was...

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  • Caspyn Cornish Gin Washes Ashore From West Penwith

    From the depths of West Penwith comes Caspyn Cornish Gin, striding forth into the now burgeoning market of Cornish spirits with its head held high and no less than two distinct varieties, Caspyn Cornish Dry Gin and Caspyn Midsummer Dry Gin, already available. Caspyn Cornish gin is the creation of the nature friendly Pocket Full of Stones Distillery based in Penzance. They are very nice people who are very passionate about the drink they distill and the environment in which it's done; they...

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  • Extinct Bird Marks The Arrival Of An Equally Elusive Rum

    Doorly's is just one of a whole host of rums produced at the excellent Foursquare Distillery in Barbados. The brand is no stranger here in the UK with Doorly's XO, a very fine sipping rum, being available on these shores for quite some time. Doorly's has a distinctive packaging featuring brightly coloured Macaws with the commonly found Yellow and Scarlet varieties adorning bottles of 3 and 5 year old rum respectively. The Doorly's XO, a blend of rums aged between 6 and 12 years old, sports the...

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  • Mr. Black Is A Serious Coffee Liqueur Made By People Who Like A Good Drink!

    Australian's have always been known for their love of a good drink and, as of late, have also become renowned for having one of the most innovative coffee scenes in the world. Mr Black Cold Pressed Coffee Liqueur has been created to combine these two aspects into one very polished product that stands head and shoulders above other coffee liqueurs. The idea came about when, in 2012, two men from Sydney saw the success craft gin was having and decided to start a coffee liqueur company in order to...

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  • Charge Into Battle With Rebel Yell Whiskey

    New in to us this month is a selection of Rebel Yell American whiskies, a brand that has a long and storied history as well as a slightly controversial name. Rebel Yell is named after a Confederate war cry used during the American Civil War and not the Billy Idol song; it's rumoured though that the song was written about the whiskey after Billy was introduced to it by Keith Richards, a well known lover of the brand. Rebel Yell was originally only sold in the American south, no doubt due to its...

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  • GINRAW - Gin Born Of A Love Of Barcelona

    What happens when two men who are born and bred in Barcelona decide to express their love of their beloved city? Being as Spain is at the forefront of the gin revolution, it was always going to be a fancy newgin; as it happens this gin, called GINRAW, is very good. The venture was started by Roger Burgués and Luis Jáuregui. two marketeers who are unbelievably passionate about Barcelona. They both worked in the drinks and luxury industry so had access to some of the best talent in the city....

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  • You Can't Get Fairer Than That - Fair Trade Liqueurs

    FAIR. The name name of the company says it all really. FAIR are a spirits company that are all about ethically sourcing their ingredients in a sustainable way and ensuring that all the people involved are treated equally. They scour every corner of the Earth in the pursuit of the best natural ingredients which are all of course certified as Fair Trade.  This includes organic quinoa from the 3000 m high Altiplano plateau, organic sugar cane grown in the Belizean sun, organic arabica from...

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  • Don't Let The Duppy Steal Your Rum

    When whisky evaporates from the cask it's being aged in we call that lost spirit the Angels Share. In the Caribbean this is attributed to a much more sinister and frightening being; The Duppy. Legend states that Duppies are dark, shade like spirits that live in the bases of cotton trees and have a particular taste for rum. A great deal of Caribbean folklore revolves around these malevolent spirits and they are considered to either be the souls of the deceased or supernatural beings with...

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