Category Archives: Spirits
Seedlip Spice 94 – alcohol free “gin” review.
Seedlip Spice 94 Hola cocktailistas! A few weeks back we considered a brace of alcohol free “gins” (you probably want to read that first or much of the following will make little sense) but it was clear to me that no … Continue reading
Alcohol free “spirits” – Fluère and Wonderleaf.
Alcohol free “spirits”. The next big thing in cocktails is going to be low and no alcohol cocktails. Trust me on this. The potential market is large and includes tee-totallers, responsible drivers, the health conscious, the religiously observant and the … Continue reading
Rum Review: Coruba NPU & Coruba 7 year old.
Rum Review: Coruba NPU and Coruba 7 year old. There’s a particular flavour present in some (but by no means all) Jamaican rum that is completely almost unique in the rum world. Often described as “funk” or sometimes “hogo” or “dunder” … Continue reading
Mezcal review – Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej.
Mezcal Review – Los Siete Misterios Doba-Yej. One of the main problems with mezcal is finding a good mixable one that doesn’t break the bank. The usual choice is the widely available Del Maguey VIDA but my long time favourite … Continue reading
Mexican Standoff: A mixing reposado showdown.
Mexican Standoff. We’ve talked a little bit about tequila before but this time we’re going to dive a bit deeper in a quest to find the ideal mixing tequila. As we know, tequila comes in two main types mixto which … Continue reading
Tanqueray N° Ten gin.
Tanqueray N° Ten. Gin is different from most other spirits in that it’s essentially a mixing spirit. It’s pretty unthinkable to have just a glass of neat gin – although I’m sure there must be some people who do. So … Continue reading
Monkey Shoulder – a mixin’ malt for the masses? As a quick primer on Scottish whisky (usually refered to as “Scotch”) for those who need it – the rest of you can skip on to the next paragraph – there … Continue reading
Jim Beam rye & Old Grand-dad bourbon (double review).
Give it to me straight! Jim Beam rye & Old Grand-dad bourbon. Given our recent look at the Boulevardier and rye whisky it might be a good time to look at a couple of entry level whiskies with a bit … Continue reading
Ultimatum Selected Rum.
Booze reviews! Since this is the very first of my spirit reviews let me explain how it’s going to work. I’m not going to be taking the whole “I taste slightly damp shoe leather, stewed gooseberries and a hint of … Continue reading