Tag: Spirit of the Month

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Spirit of the Month – Glenfiddich Experimental Series IPA Cask

Much to my ignominy, until last Christmas I’d never visited Scotland. Fleeing London for a long weekend in Edinburgh, I’d hoped to receive an insight into nation’s famous food and drink heritage, if not complete immersion. After swanning around the hilly, cobbled streets of Edinburgh, I couldn’t escape an overwhelming ...

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Spirit of the Month – Hendrick’s Gin

Although London is, arguably, the rightful home of British gin – the Scottish-produced spirit is booming at present. The main reason for this, perhaps, is due to the amount of distilleries that have cropped up in recent years, crafting quick-to-produce gin during the three-year wait for whisky to mature. First ...

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Spirit of the Month – Edgerton Original Pink Gin

We’ve recently reported on the monumental increase in popularity of gin within recent years, yet this modern-day gin renaissance is showing absolutely no sign of impeding. London dry is, undeniably, at the forefront of gin’s current popularity, though a number of different styles have received attention – including sweeter Plymouth ...

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Spirit of the Month – Slingsby London Dry Gin

Though more than 250 years have passed since the last one, it’s impossible to miss the fact that the world is experiencing a 21st Century gin craze. In fact, the spirit formerly synonymous with ruin and debauchery has become more popular than ever. Towards the end of last year, UK gin ...

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Spirit of the Month – Balblair 2005

Although the national population is comparatively small, Scotland remains the world’s most popular nation for whisky production. With over 100 active distilleries, the country is divided into five different whisky-making regions – Campbeltown, Islay, Speyside, Highland and Lowland. In the north of the country, it’s the Highlands that’s the nation’s ...

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Spirit of the Month – Yamazaki 12 Year Old

Although Japanese whisky has origins as far back as the 1920s, it’s only within recent years that the Japanese spirit has become such a global phenomenon. As a result, stocks from Suntory Distilleries such as Yamazaki and Hibiki are depleting in a struggle to keep up with demand, and their ...

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Spirit of the Month – Gin Lane 1751 ‘Old Tom’

Often referred to a “the missing link”, Old Tom Gin is typically sweeter than London Dry and drier than Dutch Jenever. Although hugely popular during Victorian Britain, Old Tom had fallen out of favour until recently, yet it has resurged with the explosion of popularity surrounding gins in the UK ...

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Spirit of the Month – Jim Beam Double Oak

By act of congress, September was declared National Bourbon Heritage Month for the United States in 2007. The exact origins are murky, though the history of America’s ‘Native Spirit’ can be traced back as far as the late 1700s with Jim Beam being amongst the earliest bourbon distilleries, still operating ...

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Spirit of the Month – Mr Black Cold Press Coffee Liqueur

While specific origins are murky, the relationship between coffee and alcohol is no newfound obsession. The earliest noted combination can, perhaps, be traced back to around 800AD with coffee berries and beans allegedly discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder, which when found to be edible were used for a variety ...

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