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Fine Drinking on a Budget: The Best Whiskey for a Great Price

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Good Stuff #64 | St Patrick’s Day Edition

Here’s my latest list of good stuff, in this case all in celebration of Irish drink with a sampling of quality beverages I had the pleasure of trying at a recent Spirit of Sharing tasting event hosted by Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall and Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, at the Irish Embassy in Belgravia. Continue reading

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Win an Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit from American-Whiskey.com

American-Whiskey.com is your all-in-one resource for discovering the delicious wonders of one of the State’s most awesome exports. I’ve teamed up with this handy site to offer one lucky reader the chance to win an Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit. Continue reading

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WSET’s From Still to Bar: Whiskey Flight at Shotgun

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has teamed up with some of London’s top bars to create From Still to Bar: a series of immersive experiences with each session focused on a different spirit. Kemey and I dropped by Shotgun … Continue reading

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Recipe: Banana Split Milkshake

Häagen-Dazs has launched a new seasonal flavour for Autumn/Winter 2016: Honey Walnut & Cream. Mmm mmm good? Uh huh. Oh yeah. Want to add an extra layer of yum to it? Check out my recipe for a banana split milkshake (regular and ‘hard’ versions included) using this delicious limited run ice cream. Continue reading

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Win a Big Bag o’ Booze for Free

Oh no! I’m running out of room in my liquor cabinet. And that’s especially good news for one lucky tikichris reader. Continue reading

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Cocktail Recipe: Hot Rye and Chamomile Toddy

Keen for something warm and soothing to drink during the long winter nights ahead? I think I’ve come up with just the right drink: a hot rye and chamomile toddy. Continue reading

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A Guide to the World’s Best Whiskey/Whisky Destinations (Going Places)

Did you ever wonder where your preferred tipple came from? How it was produced? Or even the history behind it? The world of whiskey (and whisky) is one of heritage and craft, of idyllic natural water sources in scenic settings, of good times and lifelong memories. Continue reading

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Woodford Reserve Lounge at Sager + Wilde Paradise Row

The Woodford Reserve Lounge at Sager + Wilde (at Paradise Row restaurant/bar/terrace not the Hackney Road wine bar) offers a subdued earth tone retreat from the world with a lofty perch above the Bethnal Green bustle. Continue reading

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Jim Beam “Tastes of Kentucky” Menu at Joe’s Southern Table & Bar

Jim Beam and Covent Garden restaurant, Joe’s Southern Table & Bar, have teamed up to create a Tastes of Kentucky menu pairing Jim Bourbon cocktails with classic American comfort food favourites. Continue reading

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Win a Bottle of Red Stag by Jim Beam

Red Stag by Jim Beam Black Cherry Liqueur has a balance of soft, dark cherry aromas backed by traditional bourbon oak and rounded out with a warm, smooth finish. Haven’t tried it yet? Or maybe you already absolutely love it and you’re keen for more (for free)? Well, here’s your chance to have the Red Stag show up at your front door to impress you and your friends with a taste of true Americana. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #54 | St Patrick’s Day Edition

Ready for St Patrick’s Day? Here’s my latest list of good stuff, in this case all in celebration of Irish drink with a sampling of quality beverages I had the pleasure of trying at a recentSpirit of Sharing tasting event hosted by Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall and Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, at the Irish Embassy in Belgravia. Continue reading

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Win a Bottle of Old Forester Bourbon

Established in 1870, Old Forester Kentucky Straight Bourbon is the only bourbon to be bottled pre, during and post Prohibition. For a potent and authentic taste of Americana that’s as rich in flavour as it is in history, Old Forester 86 Proof is hard to beat. Keep reading for your chance to win a bottle in a specially designed gift box. Continue reading

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Recipe: Jack Daniel’s Manhattan

With a taste of Tennessee and a touch of New York sophistication, a Jack Daniel’s Manhattan is Americana in a martini glass. Using the world’s favourite whiskey to create this highly regarded cocktail is a flavourful (and easy!) way to stir up some good times without raising too much of a fuss. Continue reading

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New Fangled Old Fashioneds with Woodford Reserve

The Old Fashioned is pretty much my go-to cocktail these days. And if it’s made with Woodford Reserve, well then all the better. So an invitation to attend an Old Fashioned masterclass hosted by Woodford Reserve brand ambassador Tom Vernon at South Place Hotel’s SPIES Society bar and to enter a Classic American Cocktail competition based on my takeaway from the event was greatly appreciated. Continue reading

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Jack Daniel’s Christmas

Are you starting any new traditions this festive season or looking forward to adhering to some well-established favourites? However you plan to enjoy the wind down to the New Year, be sure to celebrate joyfully and drink responsibly. Merry Christmas. Continue reading

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Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett at The Macbeth in London #spiritofjack

A few weeks back I had the esteemed pleasure of sitting in on a tasting with Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. It’s funny to think that I grew up only a couple of hours’ drive from where Jeff does his magic but wound up meeting him on the other side of the Atlantic in an East London pub. Of course, as the ‘nose’ behind one of the world’s most famous brands (and what I reckon is Tennessee’s biggest export), I suppose it’s not all that surprising that the chance to shake hands and sip whiskey with Jeff might take place anywhere across the globe. Continue reading

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New Distillery Tours in Louisiana (OneTravel)

Thirsty for a taste of something local in Louisiana? Two new distilleries in south Louisiana have recently started to offer tours of their facilities along with onsite tastings of their products made with Louisiana ingredients, and a third distillery is … Continue reading

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Recipe: Bourbon Maple Reduction with Roasted Pecans

This rich sauce is ridiculously easy to make and guaranteed to be a hit with anybody who’s a fan of full-on flaovur. Try it poured generously over a stack of Genesis Crafty’s Big Pancakes. Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Good Stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or take a bite out of – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Delfina Foundation … Continue reading

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Two Cocktails for £10 at The Liquor Cabinet, Hackney Road

There’s a new bar opened up in Shoreditch. Okay, that’s not really news, is it? But a smartly curated selection of spirits and a range of superbly crafted hand bottled cocktails make The Liquor Cabinet well worth shouting about. Plus, I blagged a way for my readers to get two cocktails for a tenner! Keep reading for more about this fantastic bar and to find out about my exclusive two-for-a-tenner cocktail special. Continue reading

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Win a Bottle of Baileys Chocolat Luxe Chocolate Whiskey Liqueur

Chocolate lovers listen up! Whiskey connoisseurs, you pay attention too! I’ve got a 50cl bottle of Baileys recently launched Chocolat Luxe – the world’s first fusion of Belgian chocolate, Irish whiskey and cream – to share with one lucky reader. Continue reading

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Win a Case of Buddy’s Bourbon Flavored Beer

Here’s a chance to win a whole case of beer with true American spirit – Buddy’s Bourbon Flavoured Beer. Continue reading

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Sneak Peek at Chocolat Luxe – New Chocolate Whiskey Liqueur

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of being among the very first members of the public to taste a new chocolate and whiskey liqueur called Chocolat Luxe. There’s an embargo on for a few weeks preventing me from saying which brand is behind this new velvety drink. But I can tell you this: Chocolat Luxe is the world’s first fusion of Belgian chocolate, Irish whiskey and cream. It’s the result of three years of development and combines cream, Madagascan vanilla, tripled distilled whiskey and more than 30g of real Belgian chocolate in each bottle. Continue reading

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Bourbon Tasting Flights and a Steak of the Month at JW Steakhouse, Park Lane

JW Steakhouse at the Marriott’s Grosvenor House hotel has recently introduced a couple of brilliant new reasons to pay this fine dining establishment a visit post-haste: a series of four bourbon tasting flights and a Steak of the Month. Both these offers represent deliciously good news to be sure! However, what is perhaps even more deserving of me shouting about you making speedy beeline to enjoy is the simple fact that, as I discover during my dinner last night, everything else about this American style Steakhouse is fantastic too. Continue reading

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Bushmills Irish Whiskey to Host Music Festival (CheapOair)

The Old Bushmills Distillery, where handcrafted Irish Whiskey has been made for centuries, is to host a landmark whiskey and music festival. The Bushmills Live two-day festival will take place on June 20th and 21st and will be the first … Continue reading

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Visiting the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee (CheapOair)

Visiting the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee CheapOair, January 26, 2012 The Jack Daniel Distillery is the oldest registered distillery in America. Since all the way back in 1866, JD’s been located in the sleepy little town of Lynchburg, … Continue reading

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Good Stuff

Remember my last “Good Stuff” post? That was published just over a month ago. Lots more stuff’s been happening since then. And the wonderful thing is that most that stuff’s been good stuff. So, as with that last post back … Continue reading

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New Bar Review: Aces & Eights (Londonist)

New Bar Review: Aces & Eights Londonist, October 22, 2010 2:30 PM A dive by design without coming across as contrived, Aces & Eights has been open a few months offering Tufnell Park a low brow ensemble of “rock, liquor … Continue reading

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Bushmills Inn and Distillery in Northern Ireland (Qype Community)

Bushmills Inn and Distillery in Northern Ireland Qype Community, September 1st 2010 The friendly folks at Bushmills Irish Whiskey invited yours truly around last week to visit their inn, tour their distillery and (most enticingly) have a sample of their … Continue reading

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Interview with Colum Egan, Master Distiller for Bushmills Whiskey (Locally Sourced)

Interview with Colum Egan, Master Distiller for Bushmills Whiskey Locally Sourced, 14 July 2010 A recent London visit from Colum Egan, Master Distiller at Bushmills Whiskey in Northern Ireland, presented an excellent opportunity for a quick Q&A about what sets his … Continue reading

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Whisky, Cake and the William Blake (Qype does London)

Whiskey, Cake and the William Blake Qype does London, April 21st 2009 The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. – William Blake I reckon there’s a heap of truth in the above statement. But what good ole … Continue reading

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