Understanding Maturation – Part 3: Location, Location, Location

Oak, it’s the mark of premium. We pay more for every year a bottle is matured in it and as a result, often swallow more terms like ‘fully matured’, ‘fine oak’ and ‘double wood’ than spirit itself. It’s a marketing thing. And who can blame them when the total export of Scotch in 2013 was […]

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Sazerac Cocktail – A History Revealed

On June 23, 2008 Louisiana Legislature immortalised the cocktail formerly known by the name Sazerac, as the Official Cocktail of New Orleans. As a drink passionately challenged amongst bartenders the world over, the true story of the Sazerac is as much a history of the American cocktail as it is of creole New Orleans. Requiring […]

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Admiral Nelson preserved in brandy

Unbeknownst to most, the Royal Navy Admiral immortalised on top of Nelsons Column in the aptly named Trafalgar Square in London, was – along with his missing arm, many teeth and being blind in one eye – highly susceptible to sea sickness. Perhaps not the A-typical vision of a hero, but a hero none the […]

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