Spirit Guides

Lush Guide to Grenadine

Lush Guide to Grenadine

Grenadine, made from the juice of pomegranates, is one of the most common syrups used in cocktails, with or without alcohol! Discover how to make it and how to use it in your drinks. If your recipe calls for grenadine, don’t worry – it’s either…

Lush Guide to Quarter Gin

Lush Guide to Quarter Gin

Low ABV spirits are here to stay and, new to the market drinks brand, Quarter has given us a lighter in alcohol gin that has the flavor you expect in your gin. When a new low-ABV spirit comes to market, I am always pleased. Mark…

Lush Guide to Caorunn Gin

Lush Guide to Caorunn Gin

Caorunn Gin had me at the botancials: Cold Blush Apples, Heather, Bog Myrtle, Rowan Berry and Dandelion Leaf. These combined with the more familiar botanicals we’re used to and you have one Scottish gin. It’s possibly the least smoky spirit in Speyside, even though it’s…

Lush Guide to Gin Bothy Smoked Gin

Lush Guide to Gin Bothy Smoked Gin

Smoky is an adjective usually reserved for the best of Scottish single malts, now it can be rightly used for one of Scotland’s most unique gins. Get it while you can, only 250 bottles of this 1st edition Gin Bothy Smoked Gin have been produced.…

Lush Guide to Savoia Americano

Lush Guide to Savoia Americano

The next chapter of Italian drinks history is being written by industry innovator Giuseppe Gallo. This time he brings us Savoia Americano and it’s guaranteed to have you singing Verdi’s Va Pensiero in one sip. I know I am in a lucky position to be able to be…

Lush Guide to Stambecco Amaro

Lush Guide to Stambecco Amaro

I have to be honest I do love a cool bottle and Stambecco Amaro has a great bottle, but this Amaro, this Maraschino Cherry Amaro to be more specific, is much more than just its bottle. Born in Italy, the home of the amaro, Stambecco…

Lush Guide to Italicus – Rosolio di Bergamatto

Lush Guide to Italicus – Rosolio di Bergamatto

Italicus means ‘Italian’ in Latin, and as founder Giuseppe Gallo claims, it is the spirit brand that celebrates the entire country of Italy. My question is can you bottle the whole of Italy into one spirit? After sitting down with Giuseppe, while sharing an Italicus…

Lush Guide to Coole Swan Irish Cream Liqueur

Lush Guide to Coole Swan Irish Cream Liqueur

From now on, I am always having a bottle of Coole Swan Irish Cream Liqueur in my fridge. As far as I’m concerned, it’s one of the greatest luxuries in the spirit world, and in only one sip, you will know what I mean. I…

Lush Guide Guide to Wilfred’s

Lush Guide Guide to Wilfred’s

Looking for a non-alcoholic version of your favorite amaro spritz? Then Wilfred’s might just become your new best friend. Ruby-red with a combination of orange, rosemary, rhubarb and clove, Wilfred’s is “Reinventing the Spritz!” The spritz must be the most ubiquitous cocktail in the world…

Lush Guide to Avallen

Lush Guide to Avallen

Avallen is the Calvados that is shaking up the tree! Made from only apples, this award-winning cider brandy may be made traditionally, but it’s totally and utterly contemporary! Does knowing the owners of a brand make you inherently biased towards that brand? Probably, but when…