By Martin Isark I’ve tasted Mamba Energy. Want a pick-me-up drink? Then like most drinkers, you’ll grab can or two of Red Bull. You may not like the taste, but it hits the spot for going that extra mile, especially, if you’re partying or driving! And if you want it turbo charged, add shot orContinue reading “I’ve tasted Mamba Energy.”
By Martin Isark If fizz is on your must buy list this Christmas… then my champagne & fizz jargon demystified… is a must read:
By Martin Isark Gin has now overtaken vodka as the cool drink, but what about the fruit infused versions like sloe and plum?
By Martin Isark Is it worth grabbing a bottle of Western Gold 6 Year Old Bourbon Whiskey from Lidl’s booze shelves?
By Martin Isark Why is it that when school holidays come around flights & holidays double in price? Why is it when Valentine’s Day nears those romantic roses rocket in price? Likewise if you are celebrating Mother’s Day or Mothering Sunday you’ll find that the price of flowers have soared again! Not very romantic orContinue reading “Forget those overpriced flowers and buy champagne”
By Martin Isark If you buy your red burgundy from a top-notch traditional wine merchant or direct from one of Burgundy’s great Pinot Noir producers, then at a price, red burgundy has no equals. Unfortunately though, most red burgundies found at UK’s supermarkets, are at their worst barely drinkable, and at their best, poor valueContinue reading “Tasted: Pinot Noir”
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 itsContinue reading “Ever asked for a Bourbon and been poured a Jack Daniel’s instead?”
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 theContinue reading “Tasted: Speyside & Highland Malt Whiskies”
Tasted: Bruichladdich Octomore 0.61 & 0.63 Islay Malt Whisky By Martin Isark Octomore malts are the world’s most heavily peated malt whiskies.
Tasted: Dirty Stop Out Smoked Oat Stout Hoppy Gilmore Like gargling with porridge – in a good way. This moreish, tongue-coating stout has bags of earthy flavour.