To be perfectly honest I blame the Australians. It could have been any number of of countries in the southern hemisphere, but in the end it was the Aussies that have set things up ready for a month of pain for me: it is almost time for Movember. Started years back somewhere in the heat [...]
Archive for October, 2010
High on my list of boozes to learn about at the moment is the oft-maligned ‘granny’ drink that is sherry. I’m a bit of a fan, knocking back at least one bottle of amontillado at Christmas and having grown up in a household where abstinence was enforced before 6pm with the understanding that sherry didn’t [...]
Posted: October 27th, 2010 under Bar, Beer, Cocktails, Sherry, Tastings, Wine.
Tags: camino, canary wharf, cillar de silos, estrella, feran adria, fino palamino, four roses, gonzalez byass, inedit, Moscatel, oloroso, pepito, ribera del duero, solera, tio pepe, torre isilo, val de sil, verd albera, vinãs del vero, whiskey sour
I don’t get to North London much and don’t know much about the area. However even I, despite my lack of footballing knowledge, know White Hart Lane, one of the closest (as it is conveniently located an equally not-short walk away from three) stations to the site of the Redemption Brewery in Tottenham. Coming up [...]
Another month, another slab of Whisky Squad related delight Chez Jeff, the lovely landlord of The Gunmakers. This month we were treated to another special guest following in the rather hefty footsteps of Colin Dunn – Rob Whitehead from Berry Brothers & Rudd. Regular Whisky Guy Darren was off recovering from a whisky related sojourn [...]
Posted: October 21st, 2010 under Tastings, Whisky.
Tags: aberlour, bbr, berry brothers, berry brothers and rudd, bunnahabhain, glen mhor, gunmakers, invergordon, ledaig, st magdalene, whisky squad
I like the fact that these days whisky doesn’t only come from Scotland. I’ve written before about Taiwanese whisky and the tasty mish mash of the Whisky Lounge multi-country blend, but I am constantly intrigued as to who is making whisky around the world. While Pakistan and Holland are interesting whisky making locations, I recently [...]
Over the years, being someone who occasionally drinks yellow fizzy beer in the UK, I have consumed my share of Stella Artois. It’s a not particularly interesting, yellow fizzy beer that has more flavour to it (and alcohol) than the non-premium Carlsbergs and Carlings of this world. It’s been folklorically linked with domestic violence, both [...]