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The Dead Canary Gin Dinner Review in Cardiff

Negroni at The Dead Canary Cardiff

We were recently invited to the first in a series of gin dinners at Deaths and Entrances, the new bar within The Dead Canary and run by the same team. The new bar opened a few months back and I loved the new flavour driven cocktail menu on the launch weekend. The gin dinner was […]

Mikkeller Beer Club Discount Code

Viking Kolsch in Mikkeller Beer Club subscription

On a recent trip to Copenhagen I got to visit not one but two venues owned by Danish Beer stalwarts Mikkeller. They’ve got a few tap rooms dotted around Copenhagen, which we went to too, but we also went to the BBQ based collab with the American 3 Floyds brewery based in the meat packing […]

Gin Judging for The Peoples Drink Awards in London

Masons Gin

After seeing catching a glimpse of newsletter tittle mentioning Gin Judging, whilst scrolling through my 300 odd emails I get every day, I clicked through to find out more. The peoples choice drinks awards were back for a second year, and looking for judges to help crown this year’s favourite. You had to submit an […]

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Cardiff in the sky dinning and cocktail experience in April 2019

Dinner in the sky Brussels

There’s a dinning experience coming to town in April, that is like no other Cardiff has hosted previously. For 5 days from April 10th 2019, some of the best independent food and drink venue’s in Cardiff will be taking to the sky, offering breakfast, afternoon tea, fine dinning and cocktails on a table raised 100ft […]

Nikka Whisky and Gin Tasting and Cocktail Judging at Lab22 Cardiff

Nikka whisky and gin tasting at lab22 Cardiff

The Nikka brand and distillery is responsible for my recent obsession with Japanese spirits and alcohol. It was the first Japanese whisky I tried and subsequently the only whisky that isn’t Welsh in my home bar with the entry but delicious level Nikka from the Barrel. I’m not sure whether it’s the resemblance of the […]

Mulled Negroni Recipe – Christmas Cocktail Ideas

Mulled negroni recipe

I usually knock up a batch of mulled wine or cider for Christmas dinner every year but I fancied trying something different this year. Seeing that I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for gin, I thought I’d try mulling some of the juniper based spirit. As gin usually comes with tonic, which isn’t […]

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Head of Steam Review in Cardiff

Gin and tonic at Head of Steam Cardiff

With the almost monthly opening of new cocktail bars on High Street Cardiff, it was a welcome addition to have the Head of Steam bar opening up next door to Beelzebubs on Church street this week. There’s lots of change going on down that neck of the woods in the city centre, with a lot […]

A Christmas Gin Gift List

Home gin bar

I thought I’d make a gin hit list for anyone looking for the best gin to buy for Christmas this year, whether you’re looking to purchase some new and exciting gin for your home bar or for a gin lover in your life, they would make the ideal gift this year. My Christmas gin list […]

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The Alchemist Cardiff Restaurant and Bar Review

The Alchemist Cardiff

I went to the launch night of the much anticipated Alchemist a few months back, and i’ve been back since then for a cocktail or three. This time I thought i’d concentrate on what the molecular themed bar has to offer in the kitchen. We were invited along to try lunch there a few weeks […]

Classic Cocktail Recipes & Bastardised Classics

nikka whisky cocao tonka bean and hazlenut cocktail ingredients

If you’re looking for some inspiration for some classic cocktails or my spin on classic gin and whisky cocktails then these few cocktails might be right up your street. I’m mostly found drinking gin when out in bars in the evening but I’m a sucker for a Japanese whisky, especially the Nikka Whisky range. Luckily […]