Category Archives: Drinks and Cigars

Why Is Japanese Whisky So Expensive?

Over the past few years, the popularity of Japanese whisky has grown continually, and it certainly doesn’t look like the trend is set to stop any time soon. However, as more turn to the world of Japanese whiskies, we have seen price tags skyrocket. What was once a modest interpretation of Scottish malt whiskies has […]

A Gentleman’s Christmas: Best Cigars for Christmas

A Christmas present

It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year! Mince pies are hitting the shelves, decorations are going up, and our fires are being lit. At Christmas, it’s finally acceptable to indulge ourselves in the little luxuries we’ve been after all year; in fact, it is encouraged! But sometimes, all the fun of Christmas can […]

Pairing Cigars with Japanese Whisky

Whisky Rocks with Cigar and Guillotine

Japanese Whisky is known for its subtlety and complex flavours. Typically juxtaposed against the bold but straightforward designs of Kana script, Japanese whisky takes something with centuries of history and thousands of years of miles away in the Scottish highlands and puts its own respectful reinterpretation in a bottle.

10 Fascinating Facts About Coffee

A latte

With coffee playing such a major role in the lives of many in the 21st-century, it’s difficult to imagine a productive working week without our mid-morning cup of ‘Joe’. Whether you’re a coffee connoisseur that won’t settle for anything less than a smooth Italian blend created in some swanky machine or you’re happy to settle […]

Five Interesting Facts About Bourbon

Glass of whiskey next to a book

While you may love a glass of bourbon, how much do you know about the drink? Not only does it taste great, but there’s also a host of interesting facts about this type of whiskey! From where it’s predominately produced, to the strict rules that have to be followed to qualify as bourbon. Read on […]

The Ultimate Guide to Gin

A Gin and Tonic

Gin has experienced an unlikely rise in popularity in recent years and it now plays a major role in the mainstream lifestyle of men and women of all ages. From an association with alcoholic writers and its role as a preventative for malaria, the spirit has gone from strength to strength, and it is perhaps, […]

5 of the Strangest Whiskey Distillery Techniques

Many whisky makers stick rigidly to their traditions, never straying from the tried and tested methods that have kept their distillery running for years. With a rising interest and popularity for whisky, many newcomers to the industry are having to forgo these traditions, in favour of weird and whacky techniques, in the hopes of gaining […]

Whiskies Made From Alternative Grains

In theory, whisky can be made from almost any grain, although the vast majority of distilleries will stick to the traditional four grains, which include barley, rye, corn and wheat. However, as the whisky world expands and distilleries look to new methods to get an edge on the ever-growing competition, non-traditional grains are being turned […]

7 Weirdest Whiskies in the World

Whisky is now one of the most lucrative businesses in the world, with sought-after bottles fetching thousands at auction. So, it is no surprise that many distilleries are attempting to produce whiskies with gimmicks, hoping to make their own fortunes from the whisky industry. While some have been great successes, others have proved a little […]