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The Best British Gin

The Best British Gin

The Best British Gin Artisan gin has rocketed in popularity throughout the UK over the past decade. Gin has thrown off the shackles of the past, with modern British gin producers creating small batches of truly sumptuous spirits. If you buy alcohol online, you can’t help but notice the sudden influx of different brands of gin. But how do you know which to try? Read on to see the best artisan gins from all 4 corners of the UK. Rock Rose, Scotland Hailing from the most northern tip of Scotland, Rock Rose gin, distilled by Dunnet Bay Distillers, is a...

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What’s in My Beer?

What’s in My Beer?

What’s in My Beer? Beer is one of the most versatile beverages in the world and comes in a huge variety of flavours and styles. From Indian pale ale (IPA) and stouts, to lager and amber ale, there’s a world of difference across the styles, leaving something for everyone. For the most part, all beers are made from just 4 key ingredients, expertly blended and manipulated by brewers to produce a spectrum of tastes and aromas. Malt Malt is the backbone of any beer, from craft lagers to real ales. In British beers malted barley is normally used to create...

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6 Perfect Gin and Tonic Pairings

6 Perfect Gin and Tonic Pairings

6 Perfect Gin and Tonic Pairings Sometimes the simplest concoctions are the best, and few pairings prove this more so than gin and tonic. Fantastically easy to drink, light and zingy, it’s a match made in heaven. But, with the exciting new batches artisan gin distillers are creating today, the possible pairings are endless. Bold new flavours come to the fore, perfectly balanced by crisp tonics, and enhanced by carefully selected garnishes.   Below are some superb British gin brands, perfectly paired with a special tonic and garnish. There are many great tonic brands to choose from, such as ‘Fever...

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3 Upcoming British Beer and Cider Festivals

3 Upcoming British Beer and Cider Festivals

3 Upcoming British Beer and Cider Festivals As spring brings warmer weather and the occasional glimpse of sunshine, it’s all the more tempting to enjoy great beer or cider out in the open. Of course, you can buy craft beer online and enjoy it at home, but with so many fantastic festivals celebrating the nation’s best beverages, it’d be a crime not to venture out. There are fantastic local beer and cider festivals more or less each weekend, but for something a little larger scale, check out 3 of the best below. Great British Beer Festival (7th - 11th August)...

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A Brief History of British Beer

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A Brief History of British Beer

A Brief History of British Beer The UK has a thriving beer culture that has been evolving for the past 4 thousand years or more. It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact date that our humble island first produced beer, but it’s believed that the Beaker People - warriors for whom drinking was so important they took their clay mugs to the grave - landed on British soil at around 2000 BC. Ancient Ales Evidence of pottery and jugs dating back to 2,000 BC - found on the Orkney Isles - were found to contain traces of a beer like substance...

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