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Fresh Fruit for Fuller Flavoured Liqueurs

The tractors roared and the trailers filled with freshly harvested blackcurrants last week and by September the “nouvelle récolte” will be ready. The Loire valley is the heart of France’s blackcurrant production and the centre of the world’s Cassis production.  … Continue reading


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Perfect Peppermint

A cocktail is only as good as the ingredients it is composed from, no matter how great the mixologist and the same is true of the ingredients themselves. Why find the world best gin for a Tom Collins only to … Continue reading

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Giffard West Cup Final Result

After a competition that started back in January and featured national heats in countries from Singapore to Vancouver, the winner of the Giffard West Cup 2013 is Frenchman, Damien Monestier, from Univers Speakeasy in Nantes.  His combined marks for the … Continue reading

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