Drinking Cup Opens a Distillery… (almost)

Firstly, an apology. We here at Drinking cup (i.e me) have been unbelievably sh*t for the last year, posting almost no new articles in that entire period despite some great reads waiting in the wings. Our (i.e. my) excuse? Moved to a new country to open a distillery. Not a bad excuse as far as […]

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Smashing Pumpkins, Bingo and Loose Leaf Tea

On stage, Billy Corgan (front man of 90’s rock icon – Smashing Pumpkins) is a towering god of rock, all sound and fury. But in between tours, he takes on a different persona: that of the tea and bingo-loving owner of Madame Zuzu’s Tea Shop. Nestled just off the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago’s […]

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Booze Porn #3: Spirits it’s OK to be Attracted to

With a view to the fact that we spend the majority of our careers judging mainstream spirit brands while coveting everything else from the small-batch and downright weird, welcome to ‘Booze Porn’. The unique, the boutique and the downright bloody amazing. BP#3: A 40yo deceased single grain, handmade tobalá mezcal, authentic dry curacao, one sexy […]

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Introducing: Fujikai Single Malt 10yo

Over the last two years, the global whisky industry has been turned on it’s head with traditional Scotch lovers shown that the future may not be defined by Celtic states but rogue locations like Taiwan, India, Sweden, Japan and Tasmania. Largely responsible for this movement are a new demographic of drinkers who define quality not […]

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Whisky by X – it’s a porn thing

In the magical world of dumb ideas where gullible bank managers reign and drunken epiphanies come to life, one team of entrepreneurs found their true calling. Derived from the same genetic mutation which conceived spray on hair, Facon (bacon for veges) and Aussie Rules Football, let me introduce you to a new whisky blended over […]

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Booze Porn #2: Spirits It’s OK To Be Attracted To

With a view to the fact that we spend the majority of our bar careers judging mainstream spirit brands while coveting the small-batch and downright weird, welcome to Booze Porn. The unique, the boutique and the downright bloody amazing. #2 = One badass Torino amaro, award-winning Dutch rye, 11yo tequila, 50yo Mizunara oaked whisky and […]

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Booze Porn #1: Spirits To Get Excited About

With a view to the fact that we spend the majority of our bar careers judging mainstream spirit brands while coveting the boutique and downright weird, we thought we’d start a new section dedicated to our version of Booze Porn. The unique, the boutique and the downright bloody amazing. #1: Oak aged vermouth, Tasmanian single […]

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Five Tricks to Cheat Oak Aging

If you’re looking for a way in which to turbo the oak in a glass of scotch, add some wood to your Manhattan or flash-age a bottle of gin, here are a couple of cheats which at the very least, are fun to play around with. To prevent the bar geeks amongst us from crying […]

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