Spirits and liqueurs

Mayfair cocktail

The Mortals’ Mayfair Cocktail

A good friend and I have birthdays very close together and this year we decided to have a joint mid-birthday spree. The end of a frantic day packed with exhibit...
Nikka from the barrel whisky

Nikka whisky from the barrel

Lucky me! A house guest has just given me a bottle of Nikka Whisky From the Barrel. I’m twice blessed too because not only is it a fine whisky, it’s also the...
bowmore black rock whiisky

Review of Bowmore Black Rock Whisky

This week one of my close neighbours is competing in The Horse of the Year Show. So to spur (oh dear!) him on I’m putting up a post on Bowmore Black Rock whi...
how to make damson gin

How to Make Damson Gin

"You have to be quick to get hold of damsons, though, and it's best to know someone with a tree. " -Diana Henry, Roast Figs, Sugar Snow   We began our...