Royal Dragon Imperial Vodka Tasting

Royal Dragon Vodka on snooker tableRoyal-Dragon-Bottle-LidNo one can deny that this bottle of vodka looks stunning. Each bottle is made by hand with a hand made crystal glass dragon inside which makes it very difficult to photograph. Suspended in the vodka is 23 carrot gold leaf that certainly looks impressive. The actual vodka is made in Russia and uses winter harvested rye. This is believed to provide a much cleaner and crisper vodka without the oiliness associated with some less premium vodkas.

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How is Champagne made?

1375105397_the-finest-vineyardChampagne gets its name from the region in north eastern France where all champagne is made. The Champagne valleys were millions of years ago part of a vast ocean. As the many small shelled sea creatures who lived here died they sunk to the bed of the ocean. Over millions of years of this the shells were compressed into chalk. This chalky ground is the perfect environment for growing grapes. The chalk keeps the vine

s moist but absorbs any excess water stopping the routes of the vines from drowning.

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Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

 

JD Frank SenatraJack Daniels has had many famous people adopt the brand as their own however non have been as famous as Frank Sinatra. To celebrate this Jack Daniels have launched a variant of the Tennessee whiskey dedicated to this wonderful singer. The whiskey has been distilled and aged in a slightly different way to the regular Jack Daniels. It has been made to be as colorful and as bold as Frank himself. Continue reading Jack Daniels Sinatra Select

My first taste of Jameson Whiskey

 

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Recently I was given a bottle of Jameson from our local Pernod Ricard Representative after I told him I had never tried it. He told me to take it home and let him know what I thought. At first I must be honest I wasn’t expecting much. Jameson is a reasonably priced whisky and I was expecting an equally mediocre taste. I am pleased to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading My first taste of Jameson Whiskey

Wild Turkey® Scores Big Wins at 2013 International Spirits Challenge, Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon Named Best in Class

 

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Wild Turkey 81 is a blend of 6-8 year old bourbons, making it older than most of its competitors in the category. Deep amber in colour, with a rich nose of vanilla, oak and hint of orange and toffee, and a palate exploding with honey, brown sugar and tobacco, Wild Turkey 81 delivers a long and smooth finish making this bourbon perfect enjoyed with ice and coke. The flagship bourbon from the brand, Wild Turkey 101 is a unique marriage of 6, 8 and 12 year old bourbons. This long, rich and full bodied bourbon is best served neat or over ice or in a classic cocktail such as aManhattan. Strong flavours, true of American bourbon, shine through with caramel and vanilla, and notes of honey and orange.  Both variants feature the famed Wild Turkey high-rye mash, delivering a spicy kick synonymous with the brand. Continue reading Wild Turkey® Scores Big Wins at 2013 International Spirits Challenge, Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon Named Best in Class