Category: Spirits

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 […]

Berry Bros. & Rudd London Dry Gin

This month sees the re-launch of the once much-loved, Berry Bros. & Rudd London Dry Gin. We talk to distiller, Charles Maxwell, about bringing the original recipe back to life The Berry Bros. & Rudd London Dry Gin first featured on the company price list in 1909. Known fondly as “Berrys’ Best”, it was also […]