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Expert Insights from the Drink finder Team

  • 5 Style Tips For Creating An At-home Bar

    With lighter and warmer evenings already upon us, many of us can find ourselves feeling pressured to constantly spend money when out for a social drink. But, with recent reports from NPD finding a 2.4% drop in the number of under-35s going out, with pubs and bars specifically hit by a decline in custom, there's never been a better opportunity to stay home and create your own fun. An at-home bar can be a great alternative to going out, saving you travel time and money — as well as giving you...

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  • Single Malt Whisky - 6 Must Try Drams

    A mix refinement, elegance, and blue-collar grit are all tied up in the history of single malt whisky that got its start in Scotland but has since spread the world over. While the alcohol market has exploded with literally thousands of different types of spirits, blended mixes, and everything else you can think of, the simplicity and sophistication of a traditional tumbler of whisky is certainly hard to beat. There is something intimately exceptional that comes with sitting down at home after...

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  • Summer Spritz And Tonic Recipes

    With the good weather now upon us we thought that you might well be interested in something refreshing to drink in the sunshine. We have come up with some delicious spritz ideas plus some Fever Tree Tonic long drinks that you probably haven't tried before. Spritz Recipes A spritz is simply a long drink containing either a spirit or a liqueur topped up with sparkling white wine. They are quick and easy to make and are the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon sitting in the sun. Pampelle Spritz...

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  • Easter Drinking Made Easy - Bank Holiday Incoming

    Easter Drinking With the long Easter weekend approaching, many of us will be lucky enough to forget the strains and stresses of work for a well deserved break. That begs the question of what to drink during this period of relaxation? This guide to Easter drinking will make some suggestions pertaining to that very conundrum. Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend with a drink in your hand and a smile on your face. The classic choice for Easter drinking would be a lovely gin and tonic. If this is your...

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  • New Cornish Gin Selection Box #2

    Following on from the success of our Cornish Gin Selection Box launch last year, we have now released the second boxed set in the range. Containing even more juniper goodness, the box features five different Cornish distilleries who were all champing at the bit to get involved. This time around we have a line up of Curio Rock Samphire, Westward Farm Scilly Gin, St. Ives Gin, Stafford's Cornish Gin and Jynevra Gorsedh Organic. Quite an eclectic collection for any gin lover to try. The Cornish...

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  • Ballantine's 17 Year Old Miltonduff Limited Edition

    Ballantine's 17 years old is a revered whisky with a cult following with the general consensus that it's the best blended whisky money can buy. Quite a statement I'm sure you'll agree, but one supported by Whisky Bible superstar Jim Murray who is a staunch advocate of this dram. Over forty different malt and grain whiskies are taken and blended together from the length and breadth of Scotland to create Ballantine's 17 year old. This revered task is currently the responsibility of head distiller...

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  • Jamaica Cove Black Ginger Rum Exclusive To Drinkfinder

    We are proud to present a rum close to our Cornish roots. Jamaica Cove Rum, named after the famous Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor, uses pot still and column still rums from Hampden, Claredon and Worth Park distilleries on Jamaica. The result is a silky smooth full strength rum with hints of lemongrass and citrus fruits, and the warmth of ginger on the finish. Jamaica Inn is one of Cornwall's most well known landmarks, having been immortalised by Daphne Du Maurier in the book of the same name and...

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  • Jynerva And Gorsedh - Organic Cornish Gins From Atlantic Distillery In Newquay

    Yes ladies and gentleman, just when we thought our shelves couldn't possibly accommodate another Cornish gin a fair coastal wind blows two in from Newquay. They are called Jynerva Cornish Organic Gin and Gorsedh Cornish Organic Gin respectively. They come courtesy of our friends at the Atlantic Distillery, also more well known as the Atlantic Brewery. As a well established organic and vegetarian craft beer producer, the guys at Atlantic have turned their hand to the distillation of quality...

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  • Westward Farm Gin From The Isles Of Scilly

    So we have another Cornish gin gracing our shelves (and website) with its presence. How many is that now? It's certainly getting harder to keep count as a new one seems to appear every few months! This one, or should I say three to be exact, are very different though as they hail from St. Agnes in the Isles of Scilly and are made in a truly small batch process with only 28 bottles being produced in a single run! The gin is distilled by Aiden and Grace Hicks at Westward Farm, an amazingly...

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  • Bayou Select & Bayou Spiced Rum - Award Winning Rums From Louisiana

    Bayou Rum is handmade in the largest privately-owned rum distillery in the USA, utilising traditional methods with state of the art technology for all four steps of production; fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling. The beautiful facility in Lacassine, Louisiana offers distillery tours, a rum tasting bar and a gift shop shop for those who visit the home of Bayou Rum. Although Louisiana Spirits is still relatively new (it opened in 2013), the company has made a big impression. For...

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