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The Age of Maturity.

The Age of Maturity.

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 environment. The Macallan's curiously small stills are amongst the smallest on Speyside. Their unique...

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Limited Edition!

Limited Edition!

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 incomparable aromas...

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True to their Roots

True to their Roots

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...

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Introducing Boodles Mulberry

Introducing Boodles Mulberry

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...

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In the best of spirits since 1886!

In the best of spirits since 1886!

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 great acclaim. Taking inspiration from the founding brothers, Franklins has continued its search for quality by sourcing...

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Well here's the Pig Daddy!

Well here's the Pig Daddy!

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. Notes from 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...

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Dare to take a sip of the sublime...

Dare to take a sip of the sublime...

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...

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Have you ever tried sparkling Tea??

Have you ever tried sparkling Tea??

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...

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Winning an 'Oscar' gong!

Winning an 'Oscar' gong!

04 August 2017

Congratulations to Boss Brewing! Boss Black has only gone and picked up a gong at the Oscars of the food and drink world. 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 Fine...

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Brewed the Westway!

Brewed the Westway!

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...

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From Wales to the world...

From Wales to the world...

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...

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Get bit!

Get bit!

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...

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Naturally Golden Porter's Perfection Vodka turns into Bronze!

Naturally Golden Porter's Perfection Vodka turns into Bronze!

26 July 2017

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...

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Lilliput Dorset Gin wins Silver Outstanding in the 2017 IWSC

Lilliput Dorset Gin wins Silver Outstanding in the 2017 IWSC

26 July 2017

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...

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Paws for thought... and beer!

Paws for thought... and beer!

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...

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Rich in Tradition and Flavour!

Rich in Tradition and Flavour!

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...

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It's time to release your spirits...

It's time to release your spirits...

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...

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Distilled with pride in Dorset.

Distilled with pride in Dorset.

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...

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Showcasing France's winemaking history...

Showcasing France's winemaking history...

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...

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Drink the Midway IPA

Drink the Midway IPA

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 bitterness. Josh Smith, European brand ambassador at Goose Island, told the Brewers Journal: "We're delighted to announce the...

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The secret of eternal youth!

The secret of eternal youth!

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...

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Discover the Origin...

Discover the Origin...

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....

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Refreshingly Dorset...

Refreshingly Dorset...

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. Joe busily set to work planting an orchard of some traditional cider apple varieties including...

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An homage to Endurance.

An homage to Endurance.

We're probably all aware of the story of Shackleton and his expedition on the ship Endurance to conquer the South Pole in 1914. 'Endurance' 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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