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26-09-2014 | Category: France England Gin Whisky / Whiskey Tastings Opinions Events Wines New Zealand Scotland

Fifty year old single malt, a new gin, and our pick from this week's wine tastings

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Tasting Room

15-08-2014 | Category: Beers Gin Tastings Events News

The best products we've tasted recently. It was a good week for beer and gin..

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The American way

18-06-2014 | Category: Gin USA Tastings Events

An increasing number of distillers Stateside are turning their hands to gin. Clinton Cawood joins a panel of tasters in pursuit of the American Dream

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House gin

12-06-2014 | Category: England Gin Tastings News Venues

The Dorchester's very own Old Tom

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Fifty days and fifty nights

01-05-2014 | Category: England Gin Tastings News

More and more bartenders are ageing their drinks before serving. But how long is too long and which containers work best? Clinton Cawood and a team of tasters chart the progress of a Negroni over a seven week period to find out

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Pick a style, any style

01-03-2012 | Category: Gin Tastings

Since gin regained its cool, not all that long ago, the new launches have been relentless, as has the emergence of new styles within the category. Clinton Cawood joins a panel of bartenders to try to make sense of it all

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London Gin: A visitor's guide

01-03-2010 | Category: England Gin Tastings

It’s a classic style, but London gin only legally became a category less than a year ago, and new brands are still arriving all the time. Joined by a panel of top bartenders, Clinton Cawood went on a journey into the spirit’s outer-limits, to see what London gin means today

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Imbibe Ice Awards 2010: Gin

11-02-2010 | Category: Gin Competitions Imbibe Ice Awards 2010

Welcome to our third Imbibe Club Elite awards…

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Genever convention: Classic gin tasting

15-01-2010 | Category: Gin Tastings

With both classic cocktails and the gin category experiencing a resurgence, conditions have been ideal for some older juniper spirits to make a return. An Imbibe panel revisited some of these classic styles. Clinton Cawood reports

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Hail Mary: Everything you ever wanted to know about Bloody Marys but were too afraid to ask

13-01-2010 | Category: Gin Vodka Cocktails Tastings

From the lowliest boozer to the most stylish cocktail bar, this humble mix of tomato juice, spirit and spice continues to fascinate, inspire and divide bartenders and consumers alike. Bloody marvellous, say Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller

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Whisky on the rocks: A guide to Scotland's whisky-making islands

17-12-2009 | Category: Gin Whisky / Whiskey Cocktails Tastings Scotland

Quirky, remote and utterly individual, for many whisky lovers the islands off Scotland’s west coast capture all that is great about scotch. Whisky expert Dave Broom guides us through the people, the places and the distilleries at the heart of one of the most beautiful drinks regions in the world

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Syrup seems to be the hardest word: Our panel taste tests the oft-overlooked ingredient

17-12-2009 | Category: Gin Rum & Cachaca Purées & syrups Tastings Matching Bourbon

All too often an afterthought, syrups have a huge impact on a cocktail’s appearance and its taste. Clinton Cawood joins a team of bartenders for a look at the sweeter side

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Getting into the spirit: The rise and rise of small-scale UK distillers

16-12-2009 | Category: Gin Vodka Tastings Business

Small batch, craft, artisanal… call them what you like, but this year has seen the launch of a number of small UK distillers. Clinton Cawood gets out his magnifying glass and takes a look at a mini revolution

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