Tag: Spirit of the Week

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 ...

Chita Single Grain Suntory Whisky

Spirit of the Week: Suntory Whisky The Chita Single Grain

Blended from a selection of single malt whiskies aged in rare Mizunara oak casks for at least 18 years, Suntory Whisky launched Yamazaki Mizunara 2017 last week. Spicy, evocative of incense and uniquely Japanese, the production of this limited-edition whisky pushed the blenders at Yamazaki to perfect new cask-making techniques, ...

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Spirit of the Week: Bunnahabhain 46 Year Old Eich Bhana Lìr

Have you ever wanted to know what a 46 year-old single malt whisky tastes like? Scottish distillery Bunnahabhain has unveiled its oldest single malt to date; though one of the strictly limited bottles (198 worldwide) will set you back an eye-watering £5,000. Also known as ‘Eich Bhana Lìr’ - meaning ...

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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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