The power of funk: Hampden rum

Some bottles mean a little bit more than others. Our Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead explains how the funk of Hampden’s rums (not to mention Stevie Wonder) has shaped him

English spirit

The English are renowned for nothing if not their discernible “spirit”. In the run up to St. George’s day, we ask whether the descendants of this patron saint are capable of rivalling their neighbours’ propensity for distillation over the border, and further yonder. Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead offers us his thoughts “And were distilleries builded […]

Old Potrero 18th century style whiskey

With only small batches produced, it is with a wry smile we’ve finally found a few cases of this 18th century style whiskey. Spirits Buyer Robert Whitehead, tells us why this cult whiskey is so special Not (yet!) having mastered our Flux Capacitor well-enough to have created a time-machine, opportunities to taste far back into the […]

Vermut point

Vermouth – the hauntingly herbal element that elevates gin to a Martini – is extremely à la mode. Here our Spirits Specialist Rob Whitehead reveals the drink’s appeal – both on the rocks and in classic cocktails While it would be preposterous to even attempt to be certain about such things, it’s not impossible that […]