East London Liquor Company + Death’s Door Spirits Limited Edition Collaboration Gin Available

DEATH’S DOOR COMES TO EAST LONDON East London Liquor Company and Death’s Door Spirits of Wisconsin, last month announced a collaborative distillation project to take place on Friday 9 October, 2015 and this one-off is still available! The respective head distillers Tom Hills and Brian Ellison produced a single gin batch of 150 bottles inContinue reading “East London Liquor Company + Death’s Door Spirits Limited Edition Collaboration Gin Available”

The World’s First Educational Range Of Whisky Just Got Bigger

Maverick Drinks is proud to announce the release of 9 additions to the world’s first educational whisky range, Reference Series. The range of blended malt whiskies was first launched earlier this year, and showcases the effects of various production techniques and ingredients used to make Scotch. The initial range of Reference Series comprises three blendedContinue reading “The World’s First Educational Range Of Whisky Just Got Bigger”

Buy Bottled Cocktails From World-renowned Mixologist Mr Lyan

Maverick Drinks is proud to announce the official release of Mr Lyan’s Cocktails – a unique range of innovative bottled cocktails created by Ryan Chetiyawardana A.K.A Mr Lyan, owner of London’s legendary White Lyan bar. Featuring great packaging designed by Natasha Chetiyawardana’s company Bow & Arrow using Mr Lyan’s hand drawn illustrations, Mr Lyan’s CocktailsContinue reading “Buy Bottled Cocktails From World-renowned Mixologist Mr Lyan”

Drinks By The Dram Tasting Notes

If you’re on Twitter within the drinks trade, or indeed a fan of whisky, you may have heard or even been part of a new trend called Tweet Tastings. Despite my involvement in the trade, I’ve never come to be a part of one of these – until now! Well, kind of. Due to priorContinue reading “Drinks By The Dram Tasting Notes”

Cocktail Of The Week – Bloody Thyme

The latest Cocktail of the Week by collaborator and Head Barmen at the Vineyard at Stockcross David Coveney is an adaption of his own ‘The Bloody Roesemary’ that replaced the vodka found within  a Bloody Mary with house infused rosemary gin. This time though he changed the rosemary to thyme and used Martin Millers gin. Bloody ThymeContinue reading “Cocktail Of The Week – Bloody Thyme”

Worship Street Whistling Shop Cream Gin Tasting Notes

The Victorian era heralded many a trend in the world of gin. Old Tom springs to mind these days as part of a resurgence in all things classic, but the team behind top bars such as The Worship Street Whistling Shop have launched a gin that is inspired by the cream gins of the Victorian gin palaces.Continue reading “Worship Street Whistling Shop Cream Gin Tasting Notes”

Compass Box

Everyone always loves something a bit special. Gift boxes, limited editions, a good deal – all a worthy reason to treat yourself. If you’re a lover of whisky, you may have come across a relatively new, yet established company named Compass Box. This is a company I have personally known about since the beginning ofContinue reading “Compass Box”

Manchester Whisky Club Review – January

It came as rather a surprise to find out that Manchester is lacking a whisky club. For a city that hosts a yearly Whisky Festival with a packed crowd, there’s no shortage of interest of the subject, but to cater for those who want to meet up regularly for a chat with like-minded fans aContinue reading “Manchester Whisky Club Review – January”

Bathtub Gin Tasting Notes

Unique. One word to describe the nod to traditional styled gin that came before the art of distillation. The 21st century has brought the forgotten trend of producing ‘gin in a bathtub’ back into the limelight, with Professor Cornelius Ampleforth the forerunner. The gin is made in ‘ultra-small’ batches of only 30 to 60 bottlesContinue reading “Bathtub Gin Tasting Notes”