Built in 1700 from locally quarried sandstone for Captain John Grant,
the Macallan's spiritual home, Easter Elchies House, is a fine example of a
Highland manor house. The 390-acre Macallan Estate lies in an area of
natural beauty and is farmed sensitively, in harmony with the
The Macallan's curiously small stills are amongst the smallest on
Speyside. Their unique...
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18 August 2017
The gin-magicians from Dorset have released a new limited edition Sicilian blend Gin. Mmm mmm...
Pothecary Gin was created by two friends who share a passion for organic, handcrafted, artisan produce. Martin Jennings and Lukasz Dwornik use the
unusual process of distilling each botanical separately, and then
blending them together before dilution, which yields optimum quality and
16 August 2017
Ground in vivid, red soil; criss-crossed by ancient orchards and
bound by its own microclimate, Sandford was created to produce cider.
Their lush green corner of Devon is the finest place on earth to grow
cider apples. That's why Sandford Orchards insist that every single apple they use is
grown within a 30 mile radius of their press. No...
14 August 2017
Boodles Proper British Gin introduces Boodles Mulberry, which pays homage to the humble
mulberry tree that has been a familiar sight in the English countryside
for centuries. Inspired by the traditional sloe gin liqueur, Boodles
Mulberry is a fresh interpretation of a British classic.
Traditional sloe gin - a product long steeped in British tradition -
serves as the primary...
11 August 2017
Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in 1886, sold from
their small family confectioners shop at 171 High Street, Rickmansworth,
London. The three Franklin brothers then began to introduce innovative
flavours to the UK, selling their handcrafted range of soft drinks to
Taking inspiration from the founding brothers, Franklins has continued
its search for quality by sourcing...
09 August 2017
Introducing, Hog Father bottles. One of a kind... Lightly sparkling cider to snout about!
New to us this month AND our Buyer's pick of the month... Hog Father Cider is delicious strong stuff.
the sty: the Pig's Daddy...at 7.4% it is not for the faint hearted - close
your eyes and savour the Somerset cider apples in this one. But...
07 August 2017
Home of curiously delightful and tantalisingly different craft
spirits, created in their Mullion, Cornwall Distillery, Curio Spirits quadruple
distilled gins and vodkas are full of flavoursome natural botanicals.
Curious by nature and Curio by name, the genre-redefining
range from Cornwall includes age-old ingredients such as rock samphire
and cardamom to create tipples that are curiously attractive and
flavoursome with every...
04 August 2017
Find your calm in the chaos... Namastea
Green Lady is modern restyling of an ancient beverage. Crafted with Green Darjeeling tea leaves and an assemble of the finest natural ingredients; to create a calming non-alcoholic beverage for adults. They are restyling tea with a sparkle and some creativity. This award winning Sparkling Tea will
leave you feeling relaxed, entertained and...
Congratulations to Boss Brewing! Boss
Black has only gone and picked up a gong at the Oscars of the food and
That's right - their very own Black Beauty is now a Great
Taste Awards 2017 Winner!
The decadent 5.0% stout is going to need an
awards shelf of its own soon- as well as this accolade from the Guild of
02 August 2017
Beer for drinking, not overthinking.
Nestled in the trendy London district of Notting Hill, Portobello
Road is home to one of London's (and the world's) most iconic and famous
markets. Today buzzing with pubs, restaurants and a diverse range of
communities, nearly 300 years ago it was a very different place.
Originally no more than a winding country path known as...
28 July 2017
'Distilling in Wales was a lost art...'
...but in the late 1990s, in a pub in a small post-industrial Welsh
valley town, a group of friends drank and chatted about establishing the
first whisky distillery in Wales in over a century. They dreamt of
creating a whisky as pure and precious as Welsh gold, represented today
by Penderyn's 'gold seam'.The...
26 July 2017
Tijuana Sweet Heat is tequila infused with agave nectar. The agave
nectar adds the sweet. The tequila brings the heat. Are you ready to
experience the other side of tequila?
The flavours of this tequila are pure and smooth. Experience the sweetness
of blue agave nectar, and taste the heat of authentic gold tequila - with the Tijuana team recommending...
Dorset-based business Liberty Fields are delighted to announce
that they have won Bronze... in the Vodka
and Tonic category of the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC)
for Porter's Perfection Vodka.
Founded in 1969, the IWSC is considered to be the most prestigious competition
of its kind in the world.The
awards given by the competition are believed to be among some of the...
We are delighted to announce that Lilliput Dorset Gin have won a Silver Outstanding award in the 2017 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) for their beautiful new Dorset gin.
Founded in 1969, the IWSC is considered to be the most prestigious competition of its kind in the world. The awards given by the competition are believed to be among...
25 July 2017
Did you realise it's currently 'Be Dog Friendly Week'?! And, that according to Kennel Club research, almost all - 98% - of dog-friendly pubs believe that their four-legged customers improve business!
With common misconceptions prevalent around where man's best friend can and cannot be in public places and on premises - it's great to know what the law is. Especially...
24 July 2017
Lying in the shadow of Marcle Ridge is Mortimer's Orchard. The rich soil
and micro-climate of the Herefordshire village of Much Marcle provides
the perfect conditions for apple trees to flourish. Over the years their farmers have discovered which apple varieties produce the best juice for
making their cider.
In the Autumn, the finest Dabinett and Michelin apples are harvested...
21 July 2017
With the tonic market growing 10.2% year on year and driven by premium crafted white spirits, Luscombe introduce their newest range. Tonic made with natural Devon spring water.
Elegantly flavoured, Luscombe want to release your spirits and truly enhance the taste of your favourite white spirit! All three tonics are meticulously blended the Luscombe way and are perfect on their...
20 July 2017
Long Live Summer, the spirit that drives us... Lilliput
Dorset Gin emerged from their founders desire to create a product that
captured the invigorating spirit of summer on the Dorset coast, escaping
from the daily dramas of life back to something just a little more
real, the simpler, refreshing and timeless beauty of life on the
Jurassic coastline of...
17 July 2017
At their Maison, established in 1898, sixth generation winemakers
oversee production of each bottle of Luc Belaire, ensuring that the
perfect balance is realised in each bottling, and creating the elegant,
refreshing blend characteristic of the Luc Belaire house.
The Belaire range combines grapes of rare quality
with the craftsmanship that can only...
14 July 2017
Chicago brewer Goose Island has announced the launch of a new lower-percentage IPA - Goose Midway and it's available here.
With an ABV of 4.1%, the session IPA Goose Island has a
bright hop aroma with tropical and mandarin notes with a medium-to-low
Josh Smith, European brand ambassador at Goose Island, told the Brewers Journal: "We're
delighted to announce the...
Well, perhaps not eternal, but here's a very interesting water which we have stocked this month. It's a fascinating tale that starts in the Greek town of Acciaroli, where more than 10% of the population make it to their 100th birthday.
There is evidence to suggest that their lifestyle and diet, and specifically their intake of rosemary might be a...
05 July 2017
The history of Dutch distilled spirits is one rich in stories. De Borgen produces and bottles its spirits in Hooghoudt, a small family distillery in the north of the Netherlands.
Established in 1888, Hooghoudt is renowned for its centuries-old tradition of capturing flavours from herbs, spices and fruit.
Using both traditional and innovative techniques, Hooghoudt distil small batch spirits....
The Purbeck Cider Company was born in 2006 when Joe returned to the
family farm in Dorset after travelling around New Zealand.
He had a
brilliant idea to make a magnificent farm pressed cider alongside
farming the land with his flock of sheep.
busily set to work planting an orchard of some traditional cider apple
We're probably all aware of the story of Shackleton and his expedition on the ship Endurance to conquer the South Pole in 1914.
became trapped in the ice, and ten months later sank. Shackleton's crew
had already abandoned the ship to live on the floating ice, before setting off in three small boats, to find help. The six...
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