Category: Spirits

Summer libations: Gin & Tonic

In the second of her series of cocktails suited to warmer weather, Amanda Baxter praises the versatility of the traditional gin and tonic, and how to avoid the rut of ‘ice and a slice’. The classic gin and tonic is an English staple, a drink that can trace its roots back to the era of the British […]

Summer libations: The King’s Summer Cup

As we embark upon the summer season, Amanda Baxter from our Spirits division provides the first of her weekly cocktail recipes, a refreshing punch using The King’s Ginger. Ginger, lemon, red fruit; these are not only fresh summer flavours that work well together, but also the inspiration of childhood favourites fruit salads and jellies. These easy dishes are […]

Catch the Pigeon

Dispelling the myth that exemplary rums are only distilled in the Caribbean, our fine single-estate variety The Pink Pigeon has flown all the way from the Republic of Mauritius. Here, Master Blender Alain Chatel explains the unique allure of this award-winning spirit. The Pink Pigeon takes its name from one of the rarest birds in […]

Sunshine Spritz

As England bathes in the first hint of summer, our Spirits Expert Rob Whitehead champions the immensely refreshing, ever-so-trendy and suddenly-ubiquitous Aperol Spritz. The very first thing I consumed whilst on honeymoon in Liguria was an Aperol Spritz, made, by a borderline-obsequious ‘greeter’. The drink was extra-long, with approximately five parts Prosecco, two parts Aperol and a […]