National Rum Day – Celebrate in style with DIPLOMATICO

As Lord Byron said, “There’ s nought no doubt so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.” Take his advice and mix up a cocktail or two this August 16th, in honour of National Rum Day. Try something a little different, like a saintly Coco Loco or a twist on the Old Fashioned,Continue reading “National Rum Day – Celebrate in style with DIPLOMATICO”

Appleton Estate

Appleton Estate is one of the world’s most well-known rum brands, hailing from Jamaica and offering up expressions used by all, from cocktails to served over ice. I finally get myself out to Jamaica soon to check out their home, but it’s got me taking a sneak peak before i jet over! The first knownContinue reading “Appleton Estate”

The Mixxa’s Drambuie 15 Old Fashioned

Last December, Paul ‘The Mixxa’ Martin released a new video showcasing a twist on the classic cocktail Old Fashioned using the relatively new Drambuie 15 (check out my article on Drambuie 15 here). Take a look below to find out what he did differently to create a fantastic, yet simple drink. You can follow The Mixxa onContinue reading “The Mixxa’s Drambuie 15 Old Fashioned”

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”

The Circle 360 Review

Theres a new champagne and cocktail bar located in the Italian area of the Trafford Centre’s Orient food hall. I’ve watched this bar grow from day one as it’s location is opposite to where i work and i’ve been itching to try it out ever since its grand opening less than a week ago. I took along a friend andContinue reading “The Circle 360 Review”