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Pete Drinks

Welcome to Pete Drinks, where I celebrate the artistry of beer, whisky, coffee, and more.

Embark on an adventure with me as I dive into the fascinating world of libations. Tastings, reviews, the occasional recipe and even a bit of home brewing and roasting thrown in for good measure.

Cheers to the wonderful journey ahead!


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J P Wiser's 18 Year Old
J P Wiser's 18 Year Old

Contains Whisky!
J. P. Wiser's have been making whisky in Ontario since before Canada was even a country, and as is traditional for any distillery with a history, ...
Mezan Rum Twitter Tasting
Mezan Rum Twitter Tasting

It's been a long time since I got involved in a Twitter Tasting, but when we saw the announcement for an evening of rum neither Kavey nor I ...

CaféDirect Cauca Valley
CaféDirect Cauca Valley

Contains Coffee!
Continuing our exploration of CaféDirect's revamped range, and we head a little south, onto the South American continent itself. We've encountered Colombian coffee from CaféDirect before, but I suspect ...
Taylors Rare Blossom Ethiopia
Taylors Rare Blossom Ethiopia

Contains Coffee!
Taylors have re-vamped their Origins range, or perhaps simply replaced it with a very similar 'Single Origin' one. Although none of the old origins that I ...
Fuller's & Friends: Flora & The Griffin
Fuller's & Friends: Flora & The Griffin

Contains Beer!
In the last couple of years I've grown to realise what a great ingredient rye is. My consistent 'go-to' beers from London Brewing - the mighty Mad ...
Fuller's & Friends: Matariki
Fuller's & Friends: Matariki

Contains Beer!
Saisons are very 'on-trend' at the moment - every craft brewery worth its salt seems to brew one, just as last year they all had to ...
Fuller's & Friends: Rebirth
Fuller's & Friends: Rebirth

Contains Beer!
Although Fuller's best known beer is probably London Pride, their ESB is arguably the best beer in their standard lineup. That's not just me saying that, as ...
Fuller's & Friends: New England IPA
Fuller's & Friends: New England IPA

Contains Beer!
Forgive me for saying so, but Cloudwater have always felt a bit.... cult-y to me. Their beers seem to attain legendary status before the yeast has settled, ...
Fuller's & Friends: Galleon
Fuller's & Friends: Galleon

Contains Beer!
Although the brewer in me knows that 'lager' is, ultimately, nothing more than a technical term I'm also aware that, in mainstream UK terms, 'lager' is ...
Fuller's & Friends: Peat Souper
Fuller's & Friends: Peat Souper

Contains Beer!
I've been quite a fan of Fuller's for some years, ever since I worked out that my initial lack of enthusiasm was caused not by the beer ...
Hackney Coffee Kingsland
Hackney Coffee Kingsland

Contains Coffee!
The Hackney Coffee Company has only been in business for a couple of years, housed in a family-owned premises that has over the years seen service as ...
Greenall's London Dry Gin
Greenall's London Dry Gin

Greenall's is produced by G&J Distillers, who claim to be the oldest distiller in Britain - although if I had a bottle from every distillery that said ...