Another in a ‘series’ of occasional asides, this time collecting a couple of thoughts and numbers on the UK’s governments’ recent forays into minimum alcohol pricing.
Archive for June, 2012
World Gin Day may have been a couple of weeks back, but after dashing off a quick post about Latvian gin I had somewhere to be – Graphic Bar for a blind tasting of gin with David from Summerfruitcup. However, this was no Beefeater and Tanqueray laden group, instead focusing on a rapidly growing area [...]
This is day one of “I’m crap” week. Occasionally friends of mine hand me interesting boozes that they have found and tell me that I should write about them. I, of course, accept these gifts but then, in a particularly crap way, don’t get round to writing about them. Today’s beverage is one of those [...]
There are some fairly mad people in the world of whisky – and I use that term in a purely complimentary manner. This weekend has shown off a couple of groups showing the best that whisky and madness can accomplish: Balvenie are tasting whisky in a specially built in a hotel in Manchester this weekend [...]
The earth has gone around the sun one more time which means that it’s time for a new set of shiny hoppy releases from BrewDog. Well, I’m assuming it’s going to be a yearly thing, based on the fact that it’s a year since the first lot appeared, but in any case I’ve finally got [...]
So, it’s World Gin Day. While I don’t need an excuse to write about gin it is always nice to have one and I’ve spent the last few weeks going through our (scarily large) pile of gins at work making a list of some of the more interesting ones. While putting together a TWE blog [...]
It’s taken a while but unfortunately Whisky Squad has now run out of whisky to taste. Over 35 sessions (plus a few unnumbered ones) we’ve tasted our way through everything Scotland has to offer. Rather than curl up and die, like any self respecting society dedicated to the exploration of a specific spirit, the Squad [...]
Posted: June 5th, 2012 under Mezcal, Tastings, Tequila.
Tags: don julio, el tesoro, gunmakers, ilegal, matthias lataille, olmeca, stephen myers, tahona society, tequila, tezon, whisky squad