Miller Genuine Draught Tasting Notes

If you’re ever with me for a drink, it’s a rarity I go for lager these days, nothing against them, I just seem to have a bigger heart towards ales. But what I do love is the time where you can just crack open a bottle at home on a hot summers day. Millers is myContinue reading “Miller Genuine Draught Tasting Notes”

Jack Daniels & Coke / Ginger Pre-mix

I found myself purchasing another pre-mixed drink in the form of Jack Daniels and they’ve released two versions – Coke and Ginger, both £2.12 from Sainsburys. Jack Daniels & Coke Now the nearest competitor around is Jim Beam & Coke and having already tried the latter I was expecting high hopes, however, I was disappointed at not smelling a stronger smellContinue reading “Jack Daniels & Coke / Ginger Pre-mix”

Kraken Spiced Rum Tasting Notes

I’ve been looking forward to trying this again! I think i first sampled Kraken at The Boutique Bar Show 2011 in Manchester, but i had a taste at Imbibe 2011 a few weeks ago. I will always remember the way they sold it to me – a man dressed in a old-fashioned diving suit handing out leaflets, andContinue reading “Kraken Spiced Rum Tasting Notes”

Gosling’s Tasting Notes

On a recent rum master class I hosted here in Manchester, I showcased Gosling’s Black Seal as an example of Bermuda. It was only then that I realised that despite knowing of the brand since my early days as a bartender, I have never covered it here on my site. So without further hesitation, letsContinue reading “Gosling’s Tasting Notes”

Las Corazes Tempranillo Tasting Notes

I thought i’d finish off a bottle of red tonight as i cooked myself a rump steak – the Spanish Las Corazas Tempranillo. A 3yr old red from the Castilla-La Mancha region A dark ruby colour awaits you and on the nose it gave off a significant blackcurrant and a slight hint of vanilla, followed with a taste thatContinue reading “Las Corazes Tempranillo Tasting Notes”

A few mentions

I thought i’d mention to you all that i swung by my local JD Wetherspoons The JP Joules today and purchased myself a pint of Adnams Gunhill (4%) by Adnams Brewery, one of their many guest ales. for £1.60! If any of you are member of CAMRA – Campaign for Real Ale, then you too will know that you receive vouchers for 50p offContinue reading “A few mentions”

Konyagi and Ouza Fire Water taste notes

Konyagi On a recent trip to Tanzania, my friend bought back with her a bottle of Konyagi, or ‘fire water’. Intrigued by this i googled what i could find on Konyagi (the back of the bottle was of no help due to what i presume was written in an African language) and came up with the following – INGREDIANT: Molasses,Continue reading “Konyagi and Ouza Fire Water taste notes”

Licor 43 Tasting notes

The ‘Spanish Smooth Sensation’ has made a comeback recently, with Licor 43 being ever-present on many new and existing back bars. This Spanish liqueur is made from citrus and fruit juices, flavoured with 43 different vanilla and aromatic herbs and spices (hence the name). Its origin though starts in the early 20th century at a small factory in theContinue reading “Licor 43 Tasting notes”

Pre-mixed Malibu & Cranberry Tasting Notes

I promised Malibu on there twitter feed I would try out some of their pre-mixed drinks that they offer so on a recent trip to the supermarket I bought a can of Malibu & Cranberry (£1.49). Having tasted my first pre-mixed drink only a few days ago (Jim Beam & Coke), I had high hopes for this version andContinue reading “Pre-mixed Malibu & Cranberry Tasting Notes”