Posts Tagged ‘spirits’

Now in glorious Panovision

January 30, 2009

Made in Pano (opens iTunes).

Newsdesk: what is best in life?

January 27, 2009

An electric field. Handy for making tasty wine, according to science.

There is – or should be – a list of things you should never type into Google Image Search and right near the top of it are the words “erectile dysfunction”. There’s probably also a good way to tie this into the following compilation of drink related links but God, my mind is scarred.

Newsdesk: and a new one just begun

January 2, 2009

A little later than usual, perhaps, but it’s 2009 – a brave new world of almost exactly the same stuff as in 2008. Excited?

(Edinburgh 2009 New Year Fireworks by Scala64. happy new year 2009 from lulugaia’s Flickr photostream, displayed under a Creative Commons licence.)

Abelha Cachaca

December 17, 2008

Abelha Cachaca recently stuck their head above the parapet to contribute to this month’s Mixology Monday, making them (possibly) the first brand to take part. Aside from the cool bottles, Abelha seem really passionate about making sure their product is organic and sustainable, as well as making sure their workers and contractors in Brazil get paid appropriately. Abelha is an alembique cachaca which means it’s majority 100% pot-distilled*, and it’s seemingly only available in London which means I can’t tell what it tastes like.

Y’know, if there are any samples lying around the office…

Update: Anthony from Abelha’s been in touch:

For Abelha Cachaça, both the Silver (rested) and Gold (aged 3 years) are *only* distilled in these traditional copper alembiques in small batches.

I do not know of any cachaças that are a blend between an alembique and industrial cachaça, but there well may be some. The manufacturer would probably not shout about such a thing.

Perfect 10?

August 26, 2008

I am nothing if not a dedicated following of the whole drink-blogging fraternity and, over at Kaiser Penguin, they’ve birthed a bouncing baby meme that I am, of course going to jump right on board. So – what would I have if I could only have ten bottles of alcohol for the rest of my life? Read the rest of this entry »