Category: Spirits

The remarkable whiskies of yesteryear

As we start dusting off bottles in preparation for our tasting on 1st June, Jonny McMillan from our Spirits team considers a couple of the very special whiskies set to be uncorked Of all the remarkable whiskies in our upcoming tasting, perhaps most interesting is the pair of 1968 Speyside whiskies from Macallan and Longmorn, […]

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 […]

Crafty tales: the brothers behind the bourbon

On the release of Texas Legation, Batch 2, we meet the brothers behind the bourbon, Robert and Jonathan Likarish from Ironroot Republic. A fairytale spirit from Denison, Texas. The relationship with the Likarish brothers began with some unexpected correspondence: “it was kind of a whirlwind because it was right around Christmas,” says Robert Likarish who […]

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 […]