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9148 Hokkaido Craft Gin #0101

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9148 Hokkaido Craft Gin #0101

The Benizakura 9148 Gin is the first release from the new Benizakura gin distillery (named after a park in the area) on the island of Hokkaido in the north of Japan.  If there was a distillery that worshipped George Orwell, it’s Benizakura. This gin is named after the novel '1984', with the '19' becoming '91' and the '84' becoming '48'. The numbers in its name have been inverted to express the exact opposite of Orwell’s description of dystopia, but its really the flavours that drive this story home.  The iconic passage in the novel, which describes foul tasting, medicine-like gin in...

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World Gin Awards 2021

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World Gin Awards 2021

1. Hernö Dry Gin 500ml Category: London Dry Gin      Shy on the nose at first, but then come hints of citrus, rosehip, hay, a little honey, and coriander. The palate brings warm spices, sweet liquorice, juniper and orange marmalade. Citrus notes in the finish. A delicate, well-balanced and refined gin.     2. Darnley's Spiced Gin 700ml     London Dry Gin "Juniper, oriental spices and orange blossom on the nose. On the palate there are notes of orange citrus, green herbs, and a hot pepperiness. The finish brings hints of sweet liquorice. Overall well rounded. 3. City Of...

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anCnoc Whisky Facts

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anCnoc Whisky Facts

anCnoc whisky is a Highland single malt scotch whisky that is produced in the Knockdhu Distillery.     Knockdhu Distillery was founded in 1894 by John Morrison. The name translates as ‘the hill’ and refers to the Knock Hill which sits behind the distillery and from which the water is drawn to make anCnoc single malt whisky. Knockdhu Distillery sits directly on the border of the Highland and Speyside regions. The nose is gentle and soft like a Speyside, although the taste has the body and character of a Highland malt. A modern style of whisky made in the most...

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Best Cream Liqueurs to Try Now

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It's made it on numerous lists, such as BBC Good Food and Forbes.      "Sure, Arran isn’t strictly Irish. Ok, it’s not Irish at all. Arran is a Scottish distillery, famed for its smooth and fruity single malts, the company is situated off the west coast of Scotland on the Isle of Arran. The Arran Gold was launched in 2004 and has been a resounding success with its deep, complex palate. Smelling this bottle is almost as good as drinking it, the liqueur full of deep dark berry aromas, along with a suggestion of mint in the background. This...

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Springbank Distillery

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Springbank Distillery

Springbank distillery is the oldest independent, family-owned distillery in Scotland. Legal distillation began in 1828. The chairman is Hedley Wright, the great, great grandson of John Mitchell, the first legal distiller of Springbank whisky. There are a few Scottish distilleries that still malt barley but Springbank is the only distillery which malts 100% of its own barley, using the traditional floor maltings. The whole production process: malting, milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation, maturation and bottling, happens on the one site in Campbeltown. This is unique in Scotland. Three malt whiskies are produced at Springbank Distillery, each with its own character. Springbank...

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