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I’m on holiday! For my little 5 and a half day getaway, I could have booked many things to do. I could have gone to music festivals, I could have gone bird watching or camping, but no, I decided to go drinking. A busman’s (or...
I’m on holiday! For my little 5 and a half day getaway, I could have booked many things to do. I could have gone to music festivals, I could have gone bird watching or camping, but no, I decided to go drinking. A busman’s (or boozeman’s) holiday. My first stop was to go down and [...]
about 4 hours ago
Dalmore 25 yo (42%, OB, 2013) - Dalmore 2000/2012 (53.4%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS 12035, 290 bottles) - PETE & JACK - Anni Piper
Dalmore 25 yo (42%, OB, 2013) - Dalmore 2000/2012 (53.4%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS 12035, 290 bottles) - PETE & JACK - Anni Piper
about 10 hours ago
Tormore 14 yo (43%, OB, batch #A13Q8, 2013) - Tormore 16 yo (48%, OB, batch #81307, 2013) - Tormore 28 yo 1984/2013 (52.5%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams) - Hot Tuna
Tormore 14 yo (43%, OB, batch #A13Q8, 2013) - Tormore 16 yo (48%, OB, batch #81307, 2013) - Tormore 28 yo 1984/2013 (52.5%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams) - Hot Tuna
1 day ago
This week on #MasterofCocktails we made the Martinez – or rather, the more modern, gin-heavy version of the Martinez. We will, however, do the old-school, original version another time, as it's utterly delicious and a completely di...
This week on #MasterofCocktails we made the Martinez – or rather, the more modern, gin-heavy version of the Martinez. We will, however, do the old-school, original version another time, as it's utterly delicious and a completely different drink. As ever, you could mix-along by following the hashtag above on Twitter on Sunday from 6pm, and we've included the pics you posted below along with the recipe in full. At the bottom you’ll also find the ingredients we’ll be using next week, but without further ado, let’s get started! You’ll be needing these... List of Ingredients 50ml St. George Terroir Gin 25 ml Antica Formula Carpano Vermouth 5 ml Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 2 dashes Boker’s Bitters Lemon peel (Garnish) The very first thing you’ll need to do is place a cocktail glass in the freezer. You know the drill by now. Now you can get yourself a mixing glass, and add some ice straight from the freezer. Measure out 50ml of gin. I'm using the excellent Terroir Gin from St. George Spirits. Add this to the mixing glass and measure out 25ml of sweet Vermouth. Antica Formula is excellent, whilst a fine alternative would be Sacred Spiced English Vermouth. Finally, measure out 5ml of Maraschino liqueur and pop that in too. Now for the bitters. These excellent Boker’s Bitters made by Dr Adam Elmegirab are ace. A good couple of dashes of these chaps, then it's time to stir. Here we go. Probably 20 seconds or so... Now peel a strip of lemon. We don't want any white pith on this. This is how the back should look: Squeeze (express, that's the word) the peel over the drink, then drop it in. (Apologies for dirty nails here, I’d been planting cabbages – not a euphemism.) And there we have it. The Martinez cocktail. Sophisticated, light and delicious. Enjoy! Here are some pics from those who joined in last night (remember to use the #MasterofCocktails hashtag and we'll be sure include your creations!): @Popher used Caorunn Gin and Punt E Mes... ...whilst @LaFlafster used Cointreau (not pictured) in lieu of Maraschino. And here’s @Mattdsmithers’ Last Word from last week, made with Filliers’ 5 Year Old, no less! So, for next week’s #MasterofCocktails recipe, here’s what we’ll be using: Next week, you’ll be needing these... Bathtub Gin, BrewDog Dead Pony Club, Fentimans Ginger Beer, a lemon, fresh ginger and a pewter tankard. You can get BrewDog Dead Pony Club in Sainsbury's, or direct from their site. Ben
2 days ago
Isle of Jura 9 yo 2003/2013 (46%, Douglas Laing, Provenance, cask #9305) - Jura 18 yo 1995/2013 (52.8%, The First Editions, refill hogshead, 288 bottles) - Jura 23 yo 1989/2013 'Heavily Peated' (56.5%, Signatory Vintage, bourbon barrel, ...
Isle of Jura 9 yo 2003/2013 (46%, Douglas Laing, Provenance, cask #9305) - Jura 18 yo 1995/2013 (52.8%, The First Editions, refill hogshead, 288 bottles) - Jura 23 yo 1989/2013 'Heavily Peated' (56.5%, Signatory Vintage, bourbon barrel, casks #30706+30709, 211 bottles) - Jura 30 yo 'Camas an Staca' (44%, OB, 2,500 bottles, 2013) - Isle of Jura 35 yo 1976/2012 (51.3%, Jack Wiebers, Gentle Noses, cask #60006, 120 bottles) - Dan Doiron
2 days ago
I dashed through to Glasgow the other day for a tasting and catch up with Jan Beckers of Douglas Laing. The funny thing is, it really isn’t that far, yet I am not through in Glasgow nearly enough. I mean, it takes me longer to get ...
I dashed through to Glasgow the other day for a tasting and catch up with Jan Beckers of Douglas Laing. The funny thing is, it really isn’t that far, yet I am not through in Glasgow nearly enough. I mean, it takes me longer to get to work in the morning (in Edinburgh) than it [...]
3 days ago
Glen Scotia 18 yo 1992/2010 (46%, Mo Or Collection, first fill sherry butt, cask #6, 1076 bottles) - Glen Scotia 21 yo 1992/2013 (52.2%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, bourbon hogshead, 240 bottles) - Glen Scotia 21 yo 1992/2013 (51.5%...
Glen Scotia 18 yo 1992/2010 (46%, Mo Or Collection, first fill sherry butt, cask #6, 1076 bottles) - Glen Scotia 21 yo 1992/2013 (52.2%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, bourbon hogshead, 240 bottles) - Glen Scotia 21 yo 1992/2013 (51.5%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, refill barrel, ref DL9903, 240 bottles) - Miles Davis
5 days ago
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Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
6 days ago
Tullamore Dew 'Phoenix' (55%, OB, 2013) - Redbreast 21 yo (46%, OB, single pot still, 2013) - Alberta Adams
Tullamore Dew 'Phoenix' (55%, OB, 2013) - Redbreast 21 yo (46%, OB, single pot still, 2013) - Alberta Adams
6 days ago
Bowmore 13 yo 2000/2013 (54.1%, Signatory Vintage for Whisky Live Paris 10th Anniversary, hogshead, cask #1429, 286 bottles) - Bowmore 10 yo 'The Devil's Cask' (56.9%, OB, first fill sherry, 2013) - Bowmore 23 yo 1989/2013 'Port Cask Mat...
Bowmore 13 yo 2000/2013 (54.1%, Signatory Vintage for Whisky Live Paris 10th Anniversary, hogshead, cask #1429, 286 bottles) - Bowmore 10 yo 'The Devil's Cask' (56.9%, OB, first fill sherry, 2013) - Bowmore 23 yo 1989/2013 'Port Cask Matured' (50.8%, OB) - Big John Patton
7 days ago