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  • The Difference between Bourbon and Whiskey

    You’re stood in the whiskey aisle facing a vast selection and you’ve narrowed your choices down to two bottles — one is bourbon, and the other is whiskey. After reading the labels to try to tell the difference between the two, the answer still eludes you. In this post, we’ll provide a simple explanation of the difference between bourbon and whiskey. Have you heard the phrase “all thumbs are fingers, but not all fingers are thumbs”? Well, a similar rule applies to bourbon and...

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  • What to Mix with Whiskey if You're Not a Neat Sipper

    Although many a connoisseur will tell you that good whiskey should be enjoyed either neat or on the rocks, there’s also a lot to be said for the benefit of introducing some additional flavours. In this post, we’ll talk about what to mix with whiskey if you’re not particularly fond of a neat dram. Sipping neat whiskey is somewhat of an acquired taste and it takes some getting used to before you can really appreciate the various flavours and characteristics of a straight spirit. If you’re...

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  • Is Alcohol Gluten-Free? Things to Know

    Due to the fact that wheat is a key ingredient in the production of certain types of alcohol, it’s a common assumption that anyone with a wheat intolerance will be unable to partake. But is alcohol gluten-free? As more and more people adopt gluten-free (GF) diets — 8.5 million as of 2016 — the demand for gluten-free products continues to increase. While the usage of wheat, barley and rye can be excluded and substituted when it comes to other products, it’s not so easy when it comes to...

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  • Top 10 Best Selling Wines at DrinkFinder

    At Drinkfinder, we’re continually updating our stock to ensure that our customers can procure the best and newest wines on the market. Below you’ll find a list of our best selling wines, all of which vary in origin, flavours, and characteristics. So there’s something to suit everyone! 1. Percheron Shiraz Mourvedre 2016 14.5% 75cl The Mourvedre is one of Percheron’s most flavoursome and famous wines. With its dark, rich flavour profile and warm, chocolatey palate, Mourvedre has become the...

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  • Top 10 Best Selling Gins at DrinkFinder

    If you’re a gin lover looking to try a new brand, distilling region, or just want to taste some of the finest gin on the market — this list of our best selling gins will give you plenty of options to choose from.    1. Tarquins Handcrafted Cornish Dry Gin 42% 70cl Drinkfinder is a Cornwall-based store, so it’s only right that we recognise the hard work and authenticity of Tarquins, a truly bespoke Cornish gin distillery. This is Tarquins’ flagship dry gin, crafted with 12...

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  • What Country Makes the Best Red Wine?

    Every wine drinker has a preference when it comes to the specific taste and characteristics they want in their red wine, and geography is an essential aspect of a vineyard’s finished product. So it begs the question, which country makes the best red wine? Every year, the wine industry grows a little bit more as new vineyards all over the world produce and distribute their own wine. While many of these appear in countries that are already well-known for making wine, others are beginning to...

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  • What Is the Best Gin? Things to Look for in a Great Gin

    In recent years, gin has experienced somewhat of a resurgence in popularity and, these days, it’s the drink of choice for many. In this post, we discuss the qualities of the best gins and the characteristics you should look out for. Before we discuss the delightful drink that is gin, let’s first take a look at its origins. What is now known as gin was initially sold as a type of medicine called “genever”, which dates all the way back to 16th-century Holland. Although what was available...

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  • What Are the Different Types of Whiskey and How Do They Vary?

    For many years, whiskey has been one of the most popular spirits on the market. A crucial part of its success is the fact that there are so many different types of whiskey, with each possessing unique flavours and characteristics to suit the varying needs of casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike. There are several different types of whiskey (or whisky), all of which fall into the “whiskey” category, but are they the same? No, no they are not. While technically they are all whiskies, they...

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  • 6 Simple Vodka Cocktails That Only Take a Few Minutes to Make

    Hailing from Russia, vodka is one of the most popular and widely utilised spirits in the world. While it can be enjoyed on the rocks or with a vast range of mixers, in this post, we’ll be taking a look at a few simple vodka cocktails that you can make at home. Bloody Mary Prep: 10 mins Serves: 1 Ingredients: 125 ml tomato juice 50 ml vodka 1 tbsp lemon juice 25 ml sweet sherry ¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce A few drops of hot sauce A pinch each of salt, black pepper and fennel seeds. Celery...

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  • Best Rum Cocktails to Make at Home

    Rum is among the most delicious and diverse spirits available, and the vast range of flavours offers plenty of opportunities to be creative with your choice of cocktail. In this post, we’ll take a look at a few of the best rum cocktails to make at home. The rich history and surrounding culture of rum date back many years, spanning the Caribbean and the Americas. From navy bottlings rich with molasses to tropical white rums, few other drinks enjoy such a range of flavours and spectrum of...

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