Elbow’s ‘build a rocket boys!’ Tasting Notes

Last month, the Manchester band Elbow launched a brand new ale, ‘build a rocket boys!’. Working with Stockport based Robinson’s Brewery and named after their recent album, the band created a media buzz at the recent Manchester Food and Drink Festival as they themselves pulled the first few pints in the Robinson’s beer tent. IContinue reading “Elbow’s ‘build a rocket boys!’ Tasting Notes”

Wemyss Malts

  Wemyss Malts were on of the first ranges on whisky I covered when I started Drinks Enthusiast back in 2011. Since then, Wemyss Malts range of expressions have grown, culminating in some hand-crafted beauties! Before I re-visit though, lets take a look at Wemyss; Wemyss Malts, pronounced ‘Weems’, are a boutique whisky company with connections toContinue reading “Wemyss Malts”

Amarula Tasting Notes

Amarula is a cream liqueur from South Africa and uses the unique fruit of the Marula tree. Marula is an exotic fruit found only on the sub-Saharan plains of Africa, where it grows in the wild for just a few weeks of the year. Harvesting of the fruit, ripened under the African sun, happens at the height ofContinue reading “Amarula Tasting Notes”

Glenfiddich

Glenfiddich is a staple in the whisky world. Seen by thousands, stocked in venues you frequent and no doubt in many a drinks cabinet at home, the brand is a pioneer in to be fair not only the world of whisky, but spirits in general. For me, Glenfiddich will always have a certain place inContinue reading “Glenfiddich”

Martin Miller’s Tasting Notes

Martin Miller’s is fast becoming one of those ‘must have’ premium gins to see on any back bar or drinks cabinet. But why is it becoming so popular, and even touching the heights of Tanqueray? It all begins in the heart of England, the Black Country, and the use of batch distillation. Combining the two traditionalistsContinue reading “Martin Miller’s Tasting Notes”

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”

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”

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”