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Tuesday 16 August, 2016

Brandy is Dandy: Armagnac vs. Brandy de Jerez




Although it pre-dates virtually all other spirits, brandy may be one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated categories in alcoholic beverages right now. Very basically, brandy is a distilled spirit, typically ranging from 33-40% abv, made from grapes (all brandies may also be called eau-de-vie, but eau-de-vies can also be made from other fruit). Brandies […]





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Friday 27 November, 2015

Five Bottles I’m Obsessed With! Unusual Gift Spirits




Need to find a gift bottle for that hard-to-impress cocktail fan? Your answer may be here. I’m lucky enough to get samples of a lot of different spirits, some of which are easier to categorize than others. That can be a detriment unfortunately, in that the more something is an outlier, the longer it may […]