Gins

Why you’ve got to try Gin Mare…and how!

Spanish gin doesn't get much better than Gin Mare. For those that want what they drink to express a sense of place, Gin Mare is perfect. This is a Mediterranean spirit that tastes Mediterranean. It's full of character, flavour, and a whole host of unusual and distinctive gin botanicals. If you haven't already discovered this gem of a gin, you're in the right place. If you're already a fan, stick with us for some Gin Mare cocktail recipes. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Vodka

One Man Vs Snow Queen Vodka Cocktails

Snow Queen Vodka is clean and classy. To appreciate that, you need to buy some truly awful vodka from a budget chain of shops, and by comparison, five times distilled, organic Snow Queen Vodka will feel as pure as Siberian snowflakes wafting in on an Arctic breeze. Being so refined, it’s also great for making cocktails. So one day, I set about seeing how a few classic cocktails would taste with Snow Queen Vodka as the base spirit. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Gins

Why you’ve got to try Xoriguer gin

If haven’t yet discovered Xoriguer gin, you might want to start paying attention right about now. Gin is booming in popularity these days, with a new brand of craft or artisanal gin launching seemingly every week. Unsurprisingly, it can be difficult to follow all this gin activity, and it can be hard to know where to find quality gin at a good price. That’s where Xoriguer gin comes in! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Gins

What the bloody hell is Six O’Clock Gin?

Have you heard of Six O’Clock Gin yet? Gin is one of the world’s trendiest spirits these days, and English gin is particularly in fashion. Some of the best gins are handcrafted by small, artisanal companies, which are often family-run affairs. This is the case with Six O’Clock Gin, produced by British family company Bramley & Gage. If you haven’t tried this stuff already, you’re gonna want to start paying attention! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Cognac

Hennessy Ellipse costs more than many cars. Here’s why!

Have you heard of Hennessy Ellipse? You surely know of Hennessy Cognac, probably the world’s best-known Cognac producer. Alongside Armagnac, Cognac occupies the high-end of the brandy market. While you can get your hands on cheap brandy from France, Spain and elsewhere, Cognac doesn’t usually come cheap. OK, there’s not cheap and Not Cheap. This is taken to the extreme in the case of Hennessy Ellipse, a very limited edition Cognac that will cost you a whopping €12,500! (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
Brandy

Soberano Brandy: How does it compare with Cognac?

Ever have Soberano Brandy? Brandy is the generic name for a group of spirits that have been distilled from wine. Most wine producing countries also produce Brandy in some form or another. The best-known Brandy producers are France, and, to a lesser extent, Spain. French Brandy is made at varying levels of quality and prestige, though there are two areas making Brandy at the very top level: Cognac and Armagnac. In Spain, the two key regions for Brandy are Jerez and Penedès, and the base wines used tend to come from La Mancha. Let’s focus on Soberano Brandy, a famous Spanish example, and see how it compares with French Cognac. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago

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