Archive for December, 2009
Christmas is traditionally a time of over indulgence and I am far from being someone who wants to buck tradition (any excuse). There may have been turkey, pies, bologneses and casseroles over the festive period, but much more importantly there has been booze. Here’s what I’ve been drinking: Beer My friend Mr Utobeer came through [...]
Posted: December 26th, 2009 under Beer, Whisky, Wine.
Tags: arran, brewdog, buffalo trace, glencadam, harviestoun, highland park, homebrew, merlot, Montepulciano d'abruzzo, naked wine, nick, ola dubh, paradox, shiraz, syrah, utobeer
While wandering in the wilds of Islington the other week, trying to find things to fill the time between work and a gig (by the mighty A, supported by some people I don’t remember and the rather good Stars of the Search Party) I did a quick search on the Randomness Guide to London and [...]
Posted: December 22nd, 2009 under Bar, Cocktails, Whisky.
Tags: islington, rittenhouse, rye, slimjims
Being a whisky fan as well as a lover of scottish beer (of which there are increasingly more and more good examples of) this jumped out when I heard it was appearing – a Harviestoun beer matured in casks that had previously held Highland Park whisky. The SMWS got a few bottles in for general [...]
Posted: December 16th, 2009 under Beer, Whisky.
Tags: harviestoun, highland park, innis and gunn, ola dubh, old engine oil, smws
A while back I bumped into Laissez Fare at a wine tasting and I quickly admitted that I didn’t really have much of an idea about wine. However, in an effort to pull back my boozey reputation, I started rambling about the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, my tongue slightly loosened by the magic voodoo wine [...]
Posted: December 6th, 2009 under Whisky.
Tags: bowmore, cheese, foodbymark, glen garioch, glencadam, glenmorangie, laissez-fare, smws, talisker
I seem to have a habit of being introduced to beers by other people and this one is no different – Cantillon Gueuze. I had a large bottle of this brought back for me by former flatmates (and now landlords…) Dave’n’Let, who listed the brewery tour and Gueuze museum as one of the highlights of [...]
Posted: December 5th, 2009 under Beer.
Tags: belgium, brussels, cantillon, gueuze, lambic