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News Archive for December 2019

From the Isle of Mull

From the Isle of Mull

20 December 2019

Established in 1798, Tobermory is the Isle of Mull's only whisky distillery and one of the oldest commercial distilleries in Scotland. In Mull, they celebrate creativity and are expressive in nature. This is evident in the colourful houses of Tobermory, framed by the rich and dramatic landscape of the beautiful island. This passion for art in nature isn't just reflected in the harbour...

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Get Festive with Yuletide

Get Festive with Yuletide

18 December 2019

Working with some of the world's most exciting brands, from famous and well-established distillers to talented up-and-comers, That Boutique-y Gin Company releases limited-edition, individually numbered batches of gin complete with fun, informative labels that are hand-illustrated for your customers' delight, often including gindustry (gin industry) folk and in-jokes. The resulting bottled gin may take the form of fascinating tweaks...

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The Spirit of the City!

The Spirit of the City!

16 December 2019

To many, there's no city like Dublin. To celebrate, there's no whiskey like The Dubliner. Capturing the character of Dublin: the warm welcome, the fondness for company craic and conversation - it's all in one glass. Slainte! New this month, The Dubliner is a special Irish whiskey that is distinctive and warm as it is smooth. A blend of single malt...

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Beer Buyer's Pick this Month

Beer Buyer's Pick this Month

12 December 2019

Michael, our Beers and Ciders buyer's pick of the month is a non-alcoholic IPA from Jopen. Throughout its rich history, the city of Haarlem, the Netherlands, was known for brewing beer. The constant quality of Haarlem's beers made them well-known across the borders. Beer was traditionally freighted across the river in 'Jopen' - a beer barrel with a capacity of 112...

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One of the Longest Established English Vineyards

One of the Longest Established English Vineyards

10 December 2019

Bolney Estate is one of the longest established English vineyards and has been making award-winning English wines at its Sussex estate for over 35 years. Located on the edge of the South Downs, about 14 miles from the UK's south coast, the estate compromises five unique vineyard sites. The vineyard manager, Sue Osgood, works tirelessly with the team to ensure the ideal microclimate, leading...

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A Collaboration between Two Breweries

A Collaboration between Two Breweries

09 December 2019

At Ashgrove Farm in rural Wiltshire, an old barn was converted into Gritchie Brewery using natural resources from the Estate to give people a taste of Britishness into their beers. Gritchie Brewery marry together old world traditions with new world ingredients; specially selected hops, blended with classic varieties and new breeds to help shape each of their beer's flavour, making them well-rounded and sessionable. As the...

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Anytime IPA is now in Cans!

Anytime IPA is now in Cans!

05 December 2019

This year Meantime celebrated 20 years of modern craft beer. 20 years since their founder, Alastair Hook, emptied the first sacks of malt into the mill at a brewery in South East London Alastair's pioneering story begins with that all-important first sip; a taste of best bitter that he stills remembers the flavour of to this day. Whilst the bitter was an important first...

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Are you ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas?

We want to make sure you have everything you need, especially in the run up to Christmas and New Year. Nothing will keep us from getting to you (babe)! We hope you've found our personalised delivery schedule look-up helpful so you know when your last delivery is before Christmas, your first afterwards and in the New Year.... if you haven't...

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Mixologist's Diary - The Big Society

Mixologist's Diary - The Big Society

03 December 2019

The Big Society gang took over the site on the Cowley Road in Oxford in September 2012 and after a lot of hard work putting right the lovely listed building, they opened their doors in February 2013 and haven't looked back! Creating something a little different for Oxford; an informal pub/bar/hang out venue that serves tasty food and even...

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Made from Wonky, Ripe Apples

Made from Wonky, Ripe Apples

03 December 2019

The owner behind Willy's has been trading potatoes for most of his life, and inherited 200 acres of untouched organic orchards when he moved to Laddin Farm, Herefordshire, in 2005. He felt the sense of balance in the old orchards and felt it was his duty to preserve it. The apples made the most incredible cider, and having learnt the craft of fermenting...

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