Tag: Spirits

The cocktail hour

There are few better things in life than a really good cocktail – but you needn’t be a master mixologist to shake one up at home. Here are three easy serves to savour on a summer evening

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

Gin: the everlasting thirst

The world of gin continues to expand; and, whether it’s the latest release from a major brand or a new micro-distillery creation, it can be hard to see the gin for the, well, gin. Here’s our short-list of the three most exciting gins right now

Christmas digest: a post-prandial selection

With firesides to linger by, armchairs to settle into and cheeseboards to nibble on, Christmas is the perfect time to indulge in a balloon of Armagnac or snifter of Calvados. Here Oliver James suggests three divine digestifs for the season