Spirit Guides

Where to Drink the Best Holiday Cocktails in London 2022

Where to Drink the Best Holiday Cocktails in London 2022

Every bar in London is definitely going to be doing something special for the holidays this year – that’s guaranteed! Here is a guide to my favorite fleeting holiday cocktails at a few of my favorite spots that contain a healthy dose of holiday cheer!…

Lush Guide to Amaro Lucano

Lush Guide to Amaro Lucano

It seems like Amaro Lucano is everywhere right now. It is the official Amaro partner of The Asia’s 50 Best Bars & The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 edition! If you have a bottle of Amaro Lucano already, time to dust it off and start…

Lush Guide to Kyrö Gin (and more)

Lush Guide to Kyrö Gin (and more)

These two words don’t usually go together – rye and gin, but in Finland they are a match made in heaven, or should I say sauna? We are in Finland after all – the home of the Kyrö Gin and the Kyrö Distillery! The idea…

Lush Guide to Kranebet Italian Gin Liqueur

Lush Guide to Kranebet Italian Gin Liqueur

Being a gin fan and a liqueur fan, I am always thrilled to see this combination pop up on the market. Kranebet Italian Gin Liqueur might be new to all of us outside of Italy, but Kranebet has been a cure-all found in pharmacies since 1929 and…

Lush Guide to Hapusa Gin

Lush Guide to Hapusa Gin

There has been a lot of what I call gin malaise lately – so many new gins on the market, that it’s hard to see the trees through the forest, if I can use that cliche. Sometimes something comes along that delights and surprises you…

Lush Guide to Don Papa Rum

Lush Guide to Don Papa Rum

Did you know Don Papa Rum was the first sipping rum to come out of the Philippines? Created in 2012, Don Papa is a sweet rum with a hint of sweet vanilla which is perfect for your summer holiday cocktails. The story of Don Papa…

Lush Guide to Gosnells Mead

Lush Guide to Gosnells Mead

Just hearing the word Mead might conjure up images of Vikings and jousting, but it’s no longer stuck in the past. Gosnells Mead of London maybe traditional mead, but it’s alive and living in the modern world. The best way to learn about Gosnells is…

Lush Guide to Mahala Botanical

Lush Guide to Mahala Botanical

The first non-alcoholic spirit out of South Africa, Mahala Botanical, works so well with mixers that there is no time of year when you won’t want to reach for a Mahala cocktail. Mahala is the Zulu word meaning free. It was as if it were…

Lush Guide to X Muse Vodka

Lush Guide to X Muse Vodka

Who is this X Muse (pronounced Tenth Muse btw) and why is she making vodka? Don’t worry, all will soon be revealed. We begin with barley, add to it Scottish know-how, and then a dash of Greek mythology and you have a singular spirit. For…

Lush Guide to Filey Bay Whisky

Lush Guide to Filey Bay Whisky

It’s hard to be the first at anything today, but Filey Bay Whisky has done just that. Their Filey Bay Flagship Whisky has become the Yorkshire’s first single malt! That’s not the only first they have achieved! Not only is it the single malt in…