In a daring move, Steve Crotty reviews commercial whisky additive E150, also known as spirit caramel, popularly used to give many whiskies that healthy golden-brown glow.
Water, that primary ingredient in all beers and spirits, is considered in this brief essay by our academic guest writer, Quentin F. Straight, PhD (West Bretton Royal College).
Steve Crotty has a gander at the Wold Top brewery
“…I must also apologise for the fact that I didn’t manage to take the Gentleman Drinker with me. His piece would have been far more witty and entertaining, but sadly when I called him to check on his availability, he was having tea with a queen. Not the queen he hastened to add, just an old cad who he hadn’t seen since he was rousted from the HMS Belfast for indecent exposure…”
Steve Crotty guides us through the art of investing your hard earned cash in whisky and making a small profit.
A comment on reactions to the BrewDog/Diageo fiasco
By Craig Heap
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
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…
Craig Heap attends Kill-Devil’s Epic Spirit Tasting.
Chris Hall takes a look round Camden Town Brewery and their new brewery bar; in the interest of Science, of course.
Douglas McCaffrey adds another Kindle to the fiery pile and fuels the burning debate: which is better – books or e-readers?
Tomorrow is Burns Night and if you’re still struggling to find a suitable whisky, our resident Whisky Tsar Steve Crotty has the answers.
Steve Crotty looks back at his personal best and worst whiskies, beers and pubs of 2011.
Chris Hall has got your back when it comes to getting through Christmas in one piece