Category Archives: Spirits

Spirits, brandy, cognac, gin, rum whiskey – Scotch, Irish and Canadian. How and when to drink them and which ones are best.

Tanqueray Bloomsbury Gin – First Look

Tamqueray, gin, bloomsbury, limited release,

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The John Gormley Eggnog Recipe

egg nog, eggnog, eggnogg, egg nogg, jglive, jgl, gormley,

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The Christmas Passion Eggnog, all versions

As I said on the air today, if I die having achieved nothing more than this recipe, I die happy, knowing I helped. The original recipe A couple of great suggestions from callers The “Low Cal” and singeton version. Breaking … Continue reading

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You Say Potahtah

This morning I opened my door and discovered the wine fairies had left a parcel on my step. The contents are pictured above, and this Gentle Reader, is how we make a dry martini in the 21st Century. (Just writing … Continue reading

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Calvados – Liquor for purists

Meet the liquor that almost no one but chefs and the French know anything about: Calvados. In Normady, the climate was too severe for grape growing. They grew apples, wonderful apples and made cider. Then of course, being human someone … Continue reading

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