Hop Rod Rye, from Bear Republic, is reviewed by Chris Hall.
Article by Chris Hall, Matt Cottom, Doug McCaffrey and Craig Heap
Flood warnings, hose pipe bans, economic apocalypse - yes, the British summer is on the way! Not to worry, stiff upper lip and all that. It will get better, and when it does you don’t want to be caught short with bland lukewarm lager.
We’ve compiled our ten favourite summer cocktails, each guaranteed to cool you down, perk you up, make you relax on the inside and look damn classy on the outside.
Article by Chris Hall, Matt Cottom, Douglas McCaffrey and Craig Heap
Centurion’s Ghost Ale, from York Brewery, is reviewed by Ruari O’Toole.
Diurach’s Own (16 year old single malt whisky), from the Isle of Jura distillery, is reviewed by Steve Crotty.
The Gentleman Drinker reviews Purl, a London-based wet dream for cocktail lovers, mixologists and mad scientists.
The Monk, written by Matthew Lewis, is reviewed by Peter Etherington.
Greenwich Raspberry Wheat Beer, from Meantime Brewing Co, is reviewed by Ruari O’Toole.
Black Rye India Pale Ale, from Kernel, is reviewed by Chris Hall.
The Gentleman Drinker reviews The Chequers, Oxford, after his re-union with the Secret College of Berks turns sour.
Hitachino Nest White Ale is reviewed by Chris Hall.
What ho, chaps. Tis I, The Gentleman Drinker, coming at you on this visual wax cylinder thingy. That villanous The Editor has naffed orf to some Stag Do for the Easter weekend without yours truly being invited, so I’ve got all up inside his Magazine. Odds are I’ll get bored of all these buttons and dash orf to some soiree, so don’t panic if Rum & Reviews goes a bit quiet for a few days, what what. The Editor is like a honey-badger in an apiary when he’s orf on these box socials, so the dastardly blackguard will no doubt have a crushed egg for a head come next week. Still, one must be a gent, I suppose. Let’s hope he reads his own advice on how to stave off a ravaging hangover. Never get them meself…
G K Chesterton’s ‘The Man Who Was Thursday’ is reviewed by George Orwell.