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Up-cycling your Christmas drinks part 3 – liqueurs

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There are certain Christmas bottles that have a bad habit of slowly migrating backwards through the drinks cabinet. They’re excitedly bought and placed at the front of the shelf, ready for a spot of festive…

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Up-cycling Your Christmas Drinks Part 2 – Port

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Port’s reputation in the UK has become a little dusty. It is, in the mind’s eye, just heavy wine – sweet and delicious, certainly, but also, perhaps, reminiscent of being slightly too hot, and a…

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Up-cycling Your Christmas Drinks Part 1 – Vermouth

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We’re on a mission to help you find tasty uses for all those bottles which might otherwise languish untouched after the anything-goes imbibing of the festive season. Remember: drinks are for life, not just for Christmas. 

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Food Pairing Guide: Barbecue

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Barbecue

When it comes to pairing a meal with drinks, wine and beer are still winning. However, one corner of the culinary world has had a long connection with spirits: American barbecue. While the stereotypical image…

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Whisky and food pairing guide: cupcakes

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Cupcake tasting

When you think of food and whisky pairings, cheese, chocolate and meat may come to mind, but cupcakes? Elements of Islay international brand ambassador Mariella Romano hosted a whisky and cupcake evening for our Covent…

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Whisky and food pairing guide: dried fruit and nuts

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Fruit and nuts

Nuts are the quintessential snack to eat with drinks, but they’re rarely talked about as a food pairing. From salted peanuts in a dive bar to hand-selected honey-roasted cashews in a gastropub to plain almonds with…

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Whisky and food pairing guide: cheese

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Cheese and Whisky pairing

Cheese is an incredibly varied thing. From runny blues to rock-hard Pecorino, from smoky Oscypek to stinky Epoisses, the range of flavour is wide. Fortunately, whisky is up to the task of pairing with it. Here…

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Whisky and food pairing guide: cured meat

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Whisky and Charcuterie

Whisky and food are a great match. I’m not talking about drinking shots with dinner, but instead am looking to the drinkers and eaters of Russia and the Iberian peninsula. Vodka and Zakuski (Russian starters),…

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