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What's caused Gin to become an on-trend drink? We asked the experts...

What's caused Gin to become an on-trend drink? We asked the experts...

Everybody is talking about gin. The history of this juniper based spirit dates back for centuries, but in recent years has seen its popularity wain. Until now that is. Gin has suddenly blown up, becoming a "trendy" drink with new bars dedicated entirely to the spirit opening up across the UK. But what has sparked this? Why is everyone suddenly enjoying gin a lot more than they used to? And with all these different types and flavours of gin popping up across the world from distilleries big and small, what do people look for as their ideals of gin? Who...

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Rum: An underrated spirit that deserves more attention?

Rum: An underrated spirit that deserves more attention?

Rum isn’t really one of the products at the forefront of the spirit world. Whisky has a huge following and a big number of dedicated enthusiasts, while vodka is a fairly common option in bars around the world, and gin is building up a more and more “trendy” image. Rum however isn’t a spirit you often hear getting discussed, but its contribution to the drinks sector is probably quite undervalued. So, what actually is rum? While other spirits are made from distilling particular grains, rum is made differently. Distillation is still a key part of the process, but it’s what...

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What makes a good whisky? What the experts say...

What makes a good whisky? What the experts say...

How do you define a “good whisky”? There are so many methods, traditions, standards and processes that go into making a bottle of whisky, that vary across the thousands of distilleries around the world. From your single malt scotches to your American bourbons, and from household names such as Jack Daniels, to rarities produced for centuries on the smallest of the Scottish Isles, there are so many elements that go towards choosing the ‘perfect’ whisky. Of all the spirits, whisky seems to be the one that comes with the most passionate, enthusiastic drinkers, with a particularly busy online world filled...

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New to gin? An introduction to one of the world's most popular spirits

New to gin? An introduction to one of the world's most popular spirits

As one of the oldest alcoholic drinks around, gin has accrued a big number of regular drinkers and enthusiasts, but more recently seems to have become a “trendy” choice of beverage. Gin has never been out of trend, of course, but in 2016 seemed to become the name leaving people’s lips, and the drink passing through them. In fact, just having a quick glance around at local news websites, new bars devoted entirely to gin have been popping up all over the country, with Derby, Chelmsford, Manchester, Birmingham and London amongst the places welcoming gin connoisseurs to share their unique...

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Welcome to the Spirits Embassy

Welcome to the Spirits Embassy

Welcome to The Spirits Embassy, the home of some of the world’s finest and unique spirits. The Spirits Embassy is more than just an online drink shop – it’s a vast portfolio of very special spirits ranging from whiskies to gin, rum and vodka. You’ll find varied, uncommon spirits in our collection, with us ensuring high-quality rare and limited releases are added from time to time. Our collection is compiled by our dedicated, passionate team who have over 15 years of experience, always excited to find and taste more new spirits to share with you. Whiskey is our speciality, and...

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