Tag: Spirit of the Week

Ciroc Watermelon

Spirit of the Week: CÎROC Summer Watermelon

Flavoured vodka has seen exponential growth in popularity over the past few years. Purists will disprove, but the rise is popularity is perhaps unsurprising given the spirit’s typically neutral character. Launched in 2003, CÎROC has become renowned as a kingpin of the flavoured vodka market, with a profile of numerous ...

HYKE gin

Spirit of the Week: HYKE Gin

Approximately 713 tonnes (1.4 million punnets) of fresh table grapes per year are not suitable for fresh consumption and are thus surplus to requirements of the supply chain. Aiming to combat food waste, however, Foxhole Spirits -  specialising in the production of premium spirits from otherwise unused resources – has ...

El Dorado 12 Rum | Photo: Tom Elms

Spirit of the Week: El Dorado 12-Year-Old Rum

With a warm, humid climate that stimulates a fast ageing process, Demerara County in Guyana is globally renowned for its rich history of rum production. Beginning during the 1640s, with the introduction of sugar cane by the early European settlers, the foundation of Demerara rum production was laid a decade ...

Mamont Vodka

Spirit of the Week: Mamont Vodka

Inspired by the discovery of an 18,000 year-old Yukagir mammoth in Siberia, in 2013, Mamont Vodka is an ultra-premium, six-time distilled Siberian vodka. Awarded a gold medal in the International Spirits Challenge 2018, Mamont is packaged in a unique tusk-shaped bottle, produced at the Itkul Distillery – one of Russia’s ...

anCnoc Peatheart

Spirit of the Week: anCnoc Peatheart

Initially launched as part of the brand’s ‘Peaty’ series, Peatheart joined anCnoc’s core range at the end of 2017. Produced at the Knockdhu distillery in Aberdeenshire, on the border of the Highlands and Speyside whisky regions, anCnoc Peatheart is named after the peat bogs surrounding the distillery, described as the ...

Spirit of the Week: CÎROC Vodka

Spirit of the Week: CÎROC Vodka

Launched at Milan Fashion Week, CÎROC Vodka has collaborated with Italian fashion house Moschino on a new limited-edition bottle design, plus a global event series spearheaded by Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott. Alongside the event series in collaboration with fashion influencers including Golden Barbie (aka Jasmine Sanders), River Viiperi, Thando ...

Aviation Gin

Spirit of the Week: Aviation Gin

Partially owned by Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds, Aviation Gin has announced its biggest partnership to date with Virgin Atlantic. Announced via a short film starring Reynolds and Sir Richard Branson, the innovative American spirit will now be served in Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses, while customers will have the opportunity to sample ...

Patrón Añejo Catrina Day of the Dead cocktail

Spirit of the Week: Patrón Añejo Tequila

Thanks to the efforts of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), the importance of Día de los Muertos was recognised in 2008, added to the organisation’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. As a result, the festival –meaning ‘Day of the Dead’ in English – has seen ...

The Glenlivet Code

Spirit of the Week: The Glenlivet Code

Inspired by the British Code Breakers of the Second World War, The Glenlivet Code was launched earlier this year. Released without cask information or tasting notes, the whisky challenges consumers’ senses while pushing boundaries of flavour exploration. Crafted from specially selected casks never before used by The Glenlivet - the ...

Patron Reposado Tequila Mediterranean Margarita

Spirit of the Week: Patrón Reposado Tequila

Tying in with the Mexican festival of Cinco de Mayo, Patrón Tequila will reveal the winner of their fourth annual ‘Margarita of the Year’ this weekend (5th May). Celebrating Mexico’s most famous cocktail, three finalists have been selected from the seven cocktails entered. These include the ‘Verde Margarita’ inspired by ...

Wild Turkey 101 Old Fashioned

Spirit of the Week: Wild Turkey 101

Craft spirits have witnessed an exponential rise in popularity since the turn of the Millennium. According to the American Craft Spirits Association, the United States is home to more than 1,500 craft distilleries, and according to a 2016 report; America’s craft distilling industry sold nearly 6 million cases, equating to ...

Gin Mare Med Fizz

Spirit of the Week: Gin Mare

The global gin market is oversaturated, but there’s still plenty of space for Gin Mare (pronounced ‘mah-ray’). Meaning ‘sea’ in Spanish, Gin Mare is a Mediterranean gin, distilled using botanicals sourced from the region; including Spanish Arbequina olives, Greek thyme, Italian basil and Turkish rosemary. Produced in Vilanova, a small ...

Tequila Enemigo 00 Anejo Extra

Spirit of the Week: Tequila Enemigo 00 Extra Añejo

Forget everything you know about tequila. Renowned in Britain for so many years as the sole reserve of teenagers hoping to dive head-first into blind drunkenness; an increase in popularity surrounding premium tequilas has finally managed to rescue the spirit’s often unsavoury reputation. One of the fastest-growing sectors in the ...

Martell VS Single Distillery

Spirit of the Week: Martell VS Single Distillery

Brandy is making a triumphant comeback, and it’s about time. Released at the end of last year, research into festive online searches, from the University of Warwick, suggested brandy is the UK’s favourite Christmas spirit, beating gin, rum, vodka and whisky. Though Christmas is well and truly over, brandy still ...

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Spirit of the Week: Havana Club Rum Tributo 2016

Rum is finally getting the moment in the sunshine it deserves. Once the reserve of popular (read: mostly terrible) cocktails such as Mojitos and Daiquiris, the spirit’s premium, sipping expressions are finally beginning to receive some apposite recognition across the globe. The first in a new limited-edition run of ultra-premium ...

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Spirit of the Week: anCnoc 2002 Whisky

Following the success of last year’s 2001 release, premium Scotch whisky brand anCnoc (pronounced ‘a-nock’) has released a new anCnoc 2002 vintage, joining its multi award-wining parade of expressions. Part of the Inver House Distillers portfolio, anCnoc is produced at Knockdhu Distillery in the picturesque village of Knock, Aberdeenshire. First ...

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Spirit of the Week: Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum

The world’s oldest existing rum brand, Mount Gay has collaborated with the Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, in Clerkenwell. Showcasing Mount Gay Black Barrel, the all-day dining space’s bar team have created a refreshing cocktail (‘Water of Life’) that’s available until the end of August, aiming to bring a taste of ...

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Spirit of the Week: 1800 Silver Tequila

1800 Silver Tequila is a mid-range super premium Blanco tequila that won’t completely ruin your evening.   Like most things (especially when drinking is concerned), quality is everything when it comes to tequila. While tequila has become a big business in recent years (George Clooney recently sold his tequila company ...

Spirit of the Week – Cîroc Summer Colada

Spirit of the Week – Cîroc Summer Colada

While debate still rages over which nation was first to produce vodka (Russia, Poland, Sweden) the rise in popularity of super premium vodka, in recent years, is impossible to overlook. Once upon a time, Smirnoff was the brand of choice amongst those in the know, but nowadays the brand has ...