Spiced rum: Charting a new course for the rum category


Looking for a definition of spiced rum? You won’t find one. Rum, and consequentially the spiced rum category, is one of the least defined categories of spirits. Its very lack of definition is one reason that spiced rum is one of fastest growing categories in the spirits world. Industry stalwart Captain Morgan Amber Spiced Rum…

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Oatmeal Cookie Coffee


This issue we’ve transformed the comforting flavours of oatmeal cookies and fresh local roasted coffee into a spectacular cocktail. Each ingredient plays a vital role to the flavour profile of the cocktail. Put all our ingredients together for a great winter cocktail. Demerara Brown Sugar – Demerara brown sugar adds a subtle sweetness to your…

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Epicurean Gift Tips


Pocket Sized and Practical! This Alessi Parrot Corkscrew is a practical, pocket-sized sommelier corkscrew. Made from cast aluminium and PC, this green corkscrew measures 3 x 2.5cm and 13cm in height. A beautiful and practical gift idea, its bold colour will brighten the day of anyone who uses it. alessi.com The Gift with a Twist…

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Flavour Bridge


By Mark DeWolf Liquid Smoke If you’re as in love with the smell of bacon and other smoked foods as we are this time of year, you might just want to consider adding a little intrigue and smoky flavour into your drink mix. The Inorganics Believe it or not, the smell of tar is a…

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It’s Black & White: A Stout & Porter Retrospective


Stout and porter are the beer world’s answer to coffee and chocolate. These bold flavours shared by both beer styles make them distinctly different compared to other ales, but with a shared history and so many variations within each type of beer, it can be hard to decipher the differences between the two. Arguably the…

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