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Martin’s Tasted Sloe & Plum Gin

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By Martin Isark
Gin has now overtaken vodka as the cool drink, but what about the fruit infused versions like sloe and plum? Read more

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Martin’s Tasted Lidl’s Western Gold Bourbon Whiskey

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By Martin Isark
Is it worth grabbing a bottle of  Western Gold 6 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey from Lidl’s booze shelves?  Read more

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Ever asked for a Bourbon and been poured a Jack Daniel’s instead?

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By Martin Isark
Ever asked for a Bourbon and been poured a Jack Daniel’s instead? It’s a common mistake by barman: JD is actually a Tennessee whiskey, while bourbon is synonymous with Kentucky – all but a couple of brands of bourbon are made there, and Kentucky is the only state allowed to put its name on the bottle. Read more

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Tasted: Speyside & Highland Malt Whiskies

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By Martin Isark
With good reason, most Scottish distilleries lie in the Speyside area or in the surrounding Highlands. The cleanly flowing rivers, peat and easy access to high-quality barley mean that the distilleries there always have an economical edge over those on the islands, where higher production and transport costs have led to the closure of so many of the distilleries. Read more

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Tasted: Bruichladdich Octomore 0.61 & 0.63 Islay Malt Whisky
By Martin Isark
Octomore malts are the world’s most heavily peated malt whiskies.

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Tasted: Asda Extra Special Malt Whisky

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By Martin Isark
Should you put a bottle of Asda’s Extra Special Islay Single Malt Whisky in the trolley or leave it on the shelf? Read today’s Telegraph Article  Read more

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Tasted: Drink from Aldi

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By Martin Isark
When I wrote the Supermarket Own Brand Guide in 2005, I found that Aldi had some outstanding products in their: dairy, cold meat, cereal, confectionery, biscuit and snack sections –  and at very cheap prices too! Their Drink? Drinkable… just!

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Tasted: Gordon’s Elderflower Gin

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By Martin Isark
Labelled Gordon’s with a spot of elderflower and that is exactly what this Gin delvers. End of.
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Martin Isark says University students should be fridge savvy and they’ll have more money to spend on boo…

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By Martin Isark
Are you’re one of the many University students that will be catering for yourself this year?  Be smart and check out the below on how to be fridge savvy – and you’ll all have more money to spend on boo… Books of course! Read more

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Martin Isark has tasted Asda Extra Special Speyside 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

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I’ve tasted Asda’s Extra Speyside 12 Year Old Single Malt Whisky … should you put a bottle in the trolley or leave it on the shelf? Read more