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  • A Twist in the Taste

    February 18, 2015

    Food and alcohol have long been recognised as a common pairing in the world of gastronomy and cuisine. From traditional combinations such as wine and cheese to recent developments in the realm of flavoured cocktails, the marriage of these two gastronomic elements continues to inspire unique and tasty creations…

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  • Daffy’s Chocs

    February 6, 2015

    We love gin and we love chocolate! Gin and chocolate have both been around since pretty much the dawn of time. Gin from Europe chocolate from Mesoamerica, with evidence of chocolate beverages dating back a day or two to circa 1900BC. Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were in fact…

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  • The Renaissance of the Bar

    January 29, 2015

    Playing Devils Grandfather to the cocktail is not something for which King William of Orange is often given credit. Years of good harvests left Britain with a surplus of grain. To aid the economy & the health of the nation, King William reduced the taxes on distillation. The only…

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  • Prohibition? More like innovation!

    January 21, 2015

    Prohibition. Easily one of the United States of America’s strangest cultural decisions in the beginnings of the 20th century, though steeped in its history since colonial times. It seems odd now that people would come together to ban one of the oldest traditions that mankind has – making potent…

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  • Daffy’s Hero

    January 14, 2015

    Scoot grew up in the Fife and moved to Edinburgh eight years ago to study engineering. Whilst at university, Scoot became a bartender working part time at Harvey Nichols three years ago, where he claims to have learned everything he knows about cocktails. Scoot moved to conquer…

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