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Cocktail of the week: Lynchburg Lemonade Cocktail

Posted: Wednesday 1st July, 2015 | 4:30 pm | Written by

For many of us it’s hot, hot, hot this week. Time, says Dom, to chill with some lemonade for adults     When the temperature starts to hit the high 20s or early 30s, you start to understand why the good folk of Kentucky drink their whiskey in tumblers packed with ice. Someone asked yesterday when the perfect drinking occasion was for bourbon.... 

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Hidden Gems: Pulteney Distillery

Posted: Monday 29th June, 2015 | 11:21 am | Written by

Pulteney Distillery lies in the heart of what is today a serene fishing town. But, says Dom, it wasn’t always so       There are few distilleries as entwined in history and heritage as Pulteney, in the far North of Scotland. The distillery lies at the heart of the fishing port of Wick. Today it’s a quiet seaside resort where little happens.... 

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Hidden Gems – featuring the Isle of Arran Distillery

Posted: Wednesday 24th June, 2015 | 3:32 pm | Written by

Hidden gems: Isle of Arran Distillery   Isle of Arran distillery has come a long way since it started production 20 years ago. And, says Dom, with good whisky and a stunning location, it’s a distillery well worth making the effort to visit   The story has it that as the first spirit was run through the stills at a public event back in 1993,... 

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Cocktail of the week by Dominic Roskrow

Posted: Wednesday 24th June, 2015 | 3:24 pm | Written by

Cocktail of the week: The Rob Roy   The Rob Roy is named after an operetta and says Dom, is a remnant of a long lost era   In New York in the late 19the century it was common to mark the premiere of a new stage show or play with the creation of a special cocktail. There are several cocktails with names which pay tribute to stage productions... 

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Tasting Notes

by Dominic Roskrow

Tasting Panel Notes – January 2015

Port Dundas 25yo Sovereign, Bruichladdich Black Art 4, Miyagikyo Speyburn 9 year old Douglas of Drumlanrig Manager’s Special Selection Bruichladdich... 

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What I Liked This Week – New Whiskies

We’ve seen a flood of Non Age Statement whiskies recently, but this week Dom looks at three malts which have a combined age of more than 110 years   For... 

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Exploring whisk(e)y – Ireland

On the eve of St Patrick’s Day Dom looks at the Irish whiskey sector and picks a few favourites to celebrate Ireland’s special day. These are golden... 

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Exploring Whisky – The Hidden Glenkeir Treasures Part 2 – Fettercairn

In the latest in his series on Hidden Treasures, Dom looks at one of his favourite distilleries – Fettercairn in The Highlands   Fettercairn... 

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