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.

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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.

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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 causing small scale craft distilleries to pop up all over the country. He approached Luke Smith who was an ambitious young man working at the Sonnet 43 brewery and asked him to help cost up and plan the opening of a new distillery.

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Van Brunt Stillhouse is an urban farm distillery (first time writing that!) located in the famous borough of Brooklyn in the heart of New York City. That's right, someone is making bourbon in the American North! Dedicated to making the finest spirits using grains sourced directly from the farmers who grow them, they pride themselves in using time-honored, traditional distilling methods with a few modern innovations thrown in for good measure. All of the produced spirits are distilled, barrelled and aged on-site in the Brooklyn urban farm complex.Read More
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Brighton Gin tries to capture the essence of a young and vibrant city that is part historical regency splendour and part flamboyant party town. From its royal roots at the turn of the last century to the seedier aspects and gang fights between Mods and Rockers during the 50s and 60s, Brighton is certainly a lively and cosmopolitan place to be. Brighton Spirits Company was founded in 2013 based on a shared desire to create a gin worthy of the city’s creative and vibrant nature. Brighton Gin is...

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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.Read More
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When you imagine buying a pre-mixed cocktail it conjures up the image of a cheaply made can of vodka and coke or a really rubbish tasting pina colada - hardly the stuff of top cocktail bars! Fortunately this rather depressing situation has been rectified by World of Zing, the UK's first contemporary food and drink emporium, who have teamed up with some of the country's top chefs and mixologists to create a range of products that go above and beyond the usual fare including several premium barrel...Read More
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The Prohibition Era must have been a terrible time to be alive; just imagine not being able to order a good G&T without the risk of being thrown in jail! Thankfully those days are long gone but some distilleries take inspiration from that time when creating new tipples. We all know about American Prohibition but did you know that Belgium also had such an era but it lasted a lot longer, 66 years in fact! A law was passed in 1919 stating that only beer and wine could be purchased and...Read More
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Ardbeg’s island home has a dark past. Centuries ago in the dead of night, the early distillers would smuggle their whisky from the rocky shores of Ardbeg cove to black-painted ships moored off the coast where it would be spirited away to the Scottish mainland. The illicit whisky trade was so prolific between Islay and the mainland that Customs requested that a dedicated cutter be stationed off the island to intercept the smugglers' vessels. Even after John McDougall took out a license to...

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Spain is at the very forefront of the gin movement and gin drinking is a very serious business there with gin bars offering a whole multitude of serves unseen anywhere else. It should be no surprise then that a gin that changes colour from a golden hue to vibrant pink when mixed with tonic or other citrus drinks comes from this gin mad country. Imagic Gin is a truly unique gin that stands out in a very crowded market. Bottled at 40% ABV this gin is a golden colour, similar to a cask aged gin,...Read More
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