Belvoir Fruit Farms

I enquired about a brand that, I don’t know about you, I’ve seen a fair bit of lately, cropping up in bars and restaurants all over Manchester. Not one to miss out on a drinking sensation, I spoke to the team at Belvoir Fruit Farms to see what all the fuss is about. You see,Continue reading “Belvoir Fruit Farms”

Double Award Sucess For Black Bottle

The distinctive new look of Black Bottle, Burn Stewart Distillers’ premium blended Scotch whisky, has won the ‘World’s Best Relaunch’ category at the World Whisky Design Awards. The award was announced at a ceremony in London on 20th March – just a few days later, Black Bottle gained further recognition for its recently relaunched whiskyContinue reading “Double Award Sucess For Black Bottle”

Robinsons’ Ginger Tom Named The ‘Worlds Best Herb And Spice Beer’

Robinsons Brewery, based in Stockport, has achieved the coveted Gold mark at the World Beer Awards 2013 for its Ginger Tom ale. After winning the regional heat held in Europe, Ginger Tom – a richly flavoured dark oak coloured ale with distinctive aromas of peppery spice and sweet ginger – has beaten strong competition fromContinue reading “Robinsons’ Ginger Tom Named The ‘Worlds Best Herb And Spice Beer’”

Miodula Presidential Blend Tasting Notes

Miodula is a Polish brand that comes under the honey liqueur category, with vodka as its base. There’s many a honey flavour out in the market at the moment, with the resurgence of bourbon based brands including Jack Daniel’s and Wild Turkey taking over more established names like Krupnik. But Miodula has come straight fromContinue reading “Miodula Presidential Blend Tasting Notes”

Wild Turkey Scores Big Wins at 2013 International Spirits Challenge

Gruppo Campari’s Wild Turkey has won two prestigious awards at the 2013 International Spirits Challenge. The new kid on the block, Wild Turkey 81 Kentucky Straight Bourbon won the accolade of Gold – Best in Class, while the original Wild Turkey 101 Kentucky Straight Bourbon was presented with Silver. These wins for Wild Turkey 81Continue reading “Wild Turkey Scores Big Wins at 2013 International Spirits Challenge”

RedLeg Tasting Notes

Everyone loves trying a new product, and I’m no exception. I’m not fussy or picky to what I try, and I’ll always keep an open mind to a brand that offers unusual ingredients, but one that has stood out recently is a new Caribbean spiced rum named RedLeg. Launched in the summer of last yearContinue reading “RedLeg Tasting Notes”

Tomintoul Tasting Notes

When you think of whisky you think of old. Distilleries built in the late 19th Century, generations of families and plenty of master distillers. But not all names can be called old, take for example Tomintoul. Tomintoul Distillery was built in 1964 under the ownership of Hay & Macleod and W & S Strong in theContinue reading “Tomintoul Tasting Notes”

Excellia Tasting Notes

One category that I’ve been enjoying a lot of lately is tequila. I’ve been surrounded by many brands lately and I’ve never once complained. Excellia is one of them. Excellia is the result of a partnership between two men – Jean-Sebastien Robicquet, founder of EWG Spirits & Wine, ground-breaking brand creator and producer (G’Vine gin and Esprit deContinue reading “Excellia Tasting Notes”

Chairman’s Reserve Tasting Notes

Everyone loves something that’s award-winning, and there are many out there that can call themselves that. But to win at three of the major award ceremonies in the world, ‘Best in Class’ in the 2008 IWSC awards, Gold in the 2007 Drinks International Rum Challenge and Double Gold at the 2008 San Francisco Worlds Spirits Competition,Continue reading “Chairman’s Reserve Tasting Notes”

Bacardí

Bacardí is one of the biggest brands in the world, yet I can not believe that I am yet to feature it in any way shape or form. So in response to this, lets take a look at how Bacardí is the name of rum, and why it is enjoyed in nearly every country *. 1814 heraldedContinue reading “Bacardí”