Havana Club Celebrates Successful 2017 Awards Season

Havana Club, the global leading rum in the super-premium and above category[1], has been awarded five Double Gold or Gold medals at the world’s most influential spirits competitions this year, including top medals from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, Beverage Tasting Institute and International Spirits Challenge. Havana Club 7 Years Old was awarded aContinue reading “Havana Club Celebrates Successful 2017 Awards Season”


Cheese and drink have always gone well together over the years, as does pairing food with any sort of alcoholic beverage, from wine to a digestif or aperitif. But lately I’ve been experiencing Godminster, the cheese specialists from Bruton in the heart of Somerset. Why? It’s not only cheese they produce, but a range of vodkaContinue reading “Godminster”

Masons Yorkshire Gin Celebrates Third Birthday With Awards and Prizes!

  Exciting things are happening for Masons Yorkshire Gin, as it prepares to celebrate its third birthday on June 11th, a date already significant as World Gin Day. In addition, Masons have also recently been awarded both a silver for the Tea Edition and a bronze medal for the Original Edition at the prestigious 2016Continue reading “Masons Yorkshire Gin Celebrates Third Birthday With Awards and Prizes!”

Berkeley Square London Dry Gin – Award Winning Gin For The Perfect Martini

The quintessential London dry gin Berkeley Square has been awarded a Gold Medal at the highly respected International Spirits Challenge 2016 making it the first choice for a smooth Martini in London this summer! Now in its 21st year the judging took place in London, with rigorous blind tastings by an expert panel of judges,Continue reading “Berkeley Square London Dry Gin – Award Winning Gin For The Perfect Martini”

El Gato Negro

    Manchester has a new venue to impress its ever expanding customer base, and a dose of Yorkshire is hitting the pitch. Reolcating from Ripponden, West Yorkshire after 9 years to the heart of King Street, Manchester, the award-winning El Gato Negro shows off three floors of Spanish delights in the form of twoContinue reading “El Gato Negro”

E&J Gallo Winery

E&J Gallo is one of the most well-known brands within the wine category here in the UK, and you have no doubt come across one of its expressions over dinner, a gathering with friends or trying one of the many cocktail recipes they like to release to show off its versatility. But what do weContinue reading “E&J Gallo Winery”

Trooper Scoops Its First Award In Prestigious Bottled Beer Competition

Rocker-cum-brewer, Bruce Dickinson,  has every music accolade under his belt worth having, but this is his first in the brewing industry and the fact that it was awarded in a blind tasting, which saw TROOPER unanimously voted best in class by the prestigious panel, makes this victory all the sweeter for Bruce. This year theContinue reading “Trooper Scoops Its First Award In Prestigious Bottled Beer Competition”

Lidl Clean Up At International Spirits Awards… / New Hybrid Spirit Trend

23rd July saw the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC), announce the winners of its 2014 spirits competition. The IWSC now in its 45th year promotes the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs. Over 70 Gold Outstanding medals were awarded this year across the globe. Supermarket Lidl impressed judges andContinue reading “Lidl Clean Up At International Spirits Awards… / New Hybrid Spirit Trend”

IWSC Spirit Tasting 2014

The 23rd July saw me travelling down to London to a rather prestigious event where some of the elite spirits would be showcased. A rather bold concept, but when you have the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) 2014 winners, who incidentally were announced that very morning for, in one room, it’s an honour toContinue reading “IWSC Spirit Tasting 2014”

Gabriel Boudier Wins “Supreme Champion Spirit” Trophy At ISC For 2nd Year In succession!

Gabriel Boudier of Dijon won the coveted International Spirits Challenge Trophy “Supreme Champion Spirit” 2014 for the second year in succession. Speaking at the awards ceremony in London this week M. Jean Battault the Président of Gabriel Boudier said: “It is a great honour to be elected as Supreme Champion Spirit for our Crème deContinue reading “Gabriel Boudier Wins “Supreme Champion Spirit” Trophy At ISC For 2nd Year In succession!”