spirits

Nikka from the barrel whisky

Nikka whisky from the barrel

Lucky me! A house guest has just given me a bottle of Nikka Whisky From the Barrel.I’m twice blessed too because not only is it a fine whisky, it’s also the...
bowmore black rock whiisky

Review of Bowmore Black Rock Whisky

This week one of my close neighbours is competing in The Horse of the Year Show.So to spur (oh dear!) him on I’m putting up a post on Bowmore Black Rock whi...
how to make damson gin

How to Make Damson Gin

We began our annual September damson gin production line many years ago more by luck than design.At that time we were living in London, urban beings living ...
tej, ethiopian honey wine

Thoughts on Tej, Ethiopian Honey Wine

A colleague recently returned from Ethiopia bearing gifts…one was a selection of berbere and the other was a bottle of tej (sometimes spelt t’ej, and pronounced...
How to make bergamot vodka

How To Make Bergamot Vodka

This is a pretty knock-out drink in its own right – serve straight over a couple of ice cubes. But it also makes a mean variation on a Martini – substitute the ...