Whisky Wednesday: Master Of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside

Whisky Wednesday: Master Of Malt 60 Year Old Speyside

I assumed, years ago, that I had reached the sort of age where I would never again get to drink a whisky that was older than me, but thanks to Master Of Malt it turns out I was wrong. Earlier this year, they released an almost unbelievable dram; not only is it 60 years old, [read more]

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Coffee: East India Company Nepal Mount Everest Supreme

Coffee: East India Company Nepal Mount Everest Supreme

Coffee is a crop that likes to be grown at altitude, whether it’s in the high valleys of Costa Rica, or the plateaus of Mount Kenya. However, until now I don’t think I’ve ever come across a coffee from Nepal. This is Nepal Mount Everest Supreme, from the East India Company. It is, apparently, the [read more]

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Monster Beer: Sambrook's No. 5 Barley Wine

Monster Beer: Sambrook’s No. 5 Barley Wine

Sambrook’s released their No. 5 Barley Wine at last year’s excellent (if slightly damp) Beer By The River and I loved it. It had that rich, sticky sweetness and warming alcohol of a good barley wine and yet managed to remain light and drinkable enough for me to declare it “the perfect session barley wine“. [read more]

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Coffee: Decadent Decaf Kenya AA

Coffee: Decadent Decaf Kenya AA

I have an issue with the very idea of decaffeinated coffee. As with alcohol-free beer and sugar-free Coke, it rather seems to miss the very essence of the drink. Yes, I like the taste of coffee but I’m rather keen on (or, if you’re more cynical, addicted to) the caffeine in it too. However, it’s [read more]

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Coffee: Sea Island Hawaii Kona

Coffee: Sea Island Hawaii Kona

Sea Island Coffee is an “exotic coffee merchant” at the pricier end of the market. As the name suggests, their focus is on island coffees with offerings from Jamaica and, as here, Hawaii – however, their full range covers the all of the major coffee producing areas. They also offer a range of Kopi Luwak [read more]

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Whisky Wednesday: Johnnie & Ginger

Whisky Wednesday: Johnnie & Ginger

Whisky is a tricky thing to introduce people to, for a couple of reasons. At the age when most people start exploring alcohol, palates tend to prefer the sweeter and more approachable tipples, and wallets don’t easily reach beyond the harsher end of the market. Whisky producers know this, of course, and always seek to [read more]

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