My first married Christmas was spent in Ireland and it would have been remiss of me not to use this as an excuse to sample the many fine spirits that the country produces – both historic and new.
As an aide memoir I have listed them below – anyone beat this for a Christmas time tipple list?
- Blackwater Juniper cask aged gin
- Bushmills Black Bush
- Bushmills 10 Single Malt
- Mitchell’s Green spot
- Mitchell’s Yellow spot
- Jameson Black Barrel
- Jameson Signature Reserve
- Jameson Caskmates
- Powers 3 Swallow
- Powers Gold Label Standard
- Powers Gold Label 43%
- Powers 12
- Redbreast 12
- Redbreast 15
- Wedding blend – blended by my father in law for the wedding
- Teeling New Make
- Teeling 15
- Teeling 21
- Teeling 23
I also imbibed the following ‘foreign spirits’
- YAMAZAKI single malt distillers reserve…..
- Whiskey Picnic blend
- Makers Mark
Like whisky? Mark Thomson has an important message for you
Tickets and more info available here.
It’s been quiet on the DG front while I’ve been working on my booze start-up Shaken, but we’re back with a MASSIVE event to celebrate our 1 year anniversary, and what’s more … this man is back. Join us for a most unique whisky tasting – early bird on sale now.
Many of you will remember the brilliant Mark Thomson from our first event back in March 2014, and for those who don’t know him, you’ll want to – his knowledge of whisky is surpassed only by his great way of presenting it so that everyone feels like an expert.
On the night you’ll get:
- A special cocktail on arrival using one of the spirits we’ll taste later
- 5 incredible drams – tasted neat to show you the true essence of the spirit, 3 of which you can’t find in any shop
- Snacks from The Hoxton’s kitchen
- Your own whisky creation to take home and another memento of the night
- Friendly, expert information about the spirit from a world authority
- Chill out in the wonderful private space at The Hox
This event will sell out fast so get your tickets now and tell the world of your spirits love with #DrinksGalore
A taster of the kind of events we put on here at Drinks Galore. Were you in this? Say hello, if not, see you at the next one.
Filmed at The Hoxton, London and produced by the wonderful Alex Blogg
If you enjoyed this, why not watch RUM HO, GIN BLOSSOMING or WHISKY I LOVE YOU videos!
Drinks Galore presents The Tequila Wager, a short film about a cocktail you won’t want to give back.
Featuring Jesse Estes, created by Alex Blogg & Olly Burton and filmed at El Nivel, London.
“Taste, with the capital letters … It’s not drinking to get drunk, it’s not drinking to look cool. It’s drinking for pleasure.”
Mark speaks to Alexandre Gabriel, President of Cognac Ferrand (creator of Citadelle Gin and Plantation Rum) about life, drinks and everything in between.
“You can rebuild the world with a bottle of rum until 2 in the morning … ”
Filmed at London’s Oxo Tower by the fantastic Alex Blogg
A taster of the kind of events we put on here at Drinks Galore. Were you in this? Say hello, if not, see you at the next one. Why not read the RUM HO event summary?
Filmed and produced by the wonderful Alex Blogg
Ahoy mates, last week we presented Rum Ho – another drinks tasting for spirited amateurs. Starting with a classic daiquiri served up by the Hoxton bar crew, and finished with a rum grog made by the guests themselves we fitted a 5 rum tasting in between.
The air was thick with swarthy questions and cask strength badinage, plus the sheer volume of knowledge from ‘Professor Rum’ Roger Barnes was enough to captivate event the most mutinous crew
The Hoxton summed up the event very well on their blog – check it out.
Mark interviews Roger Barnes, rum expert and presenter for Drinks Galore. We discuss rum, his love of it and it’s history, the characters that made it great and tease you with what’s to come at RUM HO – our upcoming rum tasting
At Drinks Galore we believe there’s nothing better than tasting unique spirits in the company of great people. We’re talking about the kind of evening where you can learn as much from the person sitting next to you as from the drink-swilling expert.
#DrinksGalore – Elegant drinks tastings for spirited amateurs
Shot at Rum Kitchen by Alex Blogg.
A quick promo for our Rum Ho tasting this September …
Tickets and more info available here.
Filmed in Rum Kitchen by Alex Blogg.