The four-legged have been making a very big impact on the big screen – who knows, it might have something to do with the cosmos – after all, it has just been Chinese Year of the Dog. Canines have seen their visibility grow in cinema over the last 12 months, even prompting one prominent broadsheet to call for a doggie Oscar
Big news for whiskey and cheese fans! Have you ever looked for the ideal combination of these two indulgences – premium whiskey and high-end cheese? Well, Jameson and Dublin based cheesemonger, Loose Canon, have come up trumps for St Patrick’s Day 2019! Just in time for one of the biggest parties of the year, Jameson have released Bow Street 18 Years Cask Strength ; the only cask strength Jameson to be available globally that finishes its maturation in Dublin’s only live Maturation House in the Jameson Distillery Bow Street. But that’s not all, to mark the launch, Jameson has partnered with artisanal Dublin cheesemonger, Loose Canon, to inspire discerning whiskey drinkers to master whiskey and cheese pairing with the Jameson 18 family this St
Last week, on a cold and wet February evening we were lucky enough to be treated to a private tasting session at Scotch Malt Whisky Society ’s (SMWS) newest establishment in trendy Clapham. The Venue is brilliantly situated on the bustling Northcote Road , a stone’s throw away from the vibrant heart of Clapham. The SMWS was founded in historic Edinburgh, 1983. The Society is a member’s club for whisky aficionados and novices alike with whisky to suit every palate.
Luxury Spa Day with Treatment & Afternoon Tea for Two at Rowhill Grange Utopia Spa (£350) Leave your worries behind and escape for a luxurious afternoon with a friend. Located in 15 acres of stunning gardens, Rowhill Grange Hotel is the perfect location to unwind.
French distiller Comte De Grasse may have stolen the show this Valentines on the gin front with their spectacularly elegant 44°N. Not only will this bottle be the pride of your collection, but the gin may also make your top 3 too! Interestingly 44°N is created using age-old perfume extraction techniques melded with cutting edge distilling technology. Only available direct from the distillery, 44°N will set you back around £66 (€75) for a 50cl bottle (44% ABV), excluding postage, which isn’t cheap, we admit… BUT when you consider the innovations involved to achieve this complex, delicate and long, refined depth of flavour, there’s little wonder.
Very rarely do we stumble across a truly unique artform, something that really grabs your attention and you find yourself staring at for hours. We recently had such an encounter when we spotted a piece by rising artist Peter Bolt and his Landfall Art 3D maps.
Tucked up away in the quaint town of Farnham, is Bloom, a Grade II listed building turned quintessential wine bar and tapas eatery. We were lucky enough to be invited in for their opening week to try out their mouth-watering small plates and delicious cocktail concoctions! We arrived at Bloom and immediately felt at home with it’s cosy and rustic atmosphere and warm and friendly welcome by one of their extremely attentive servers. We were ushered to our table on the first floor of the building, passing the well-stocked bar and busy barmen rustling up some of their alcoholic inventions as we went.
On January 25th, people around the world celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s most revered poet, Robert Burns. Paying homage to his memory with a series of boozy toasts, single malt whisky has forever been the drink of choice to commemorate the anniversary of Scotland’s most famous son. For a contemporary-twist on this traditional tipple, premium Scottish whisky anCnoc is renowned world over by malt enthusiasts.
Look no further than Sandat Glamping Tents on the outskirts of Ubud if you’re looking to immerse yourself in natural exotic Bali. This wild yet luxury destination is everything and more if you want to experience an uber chic glamping resort in a lush setting amidst the beautifully green rice fields
If you’ve hit the tourist trails of bustling Kuta and Seminyak and you are looking for a quieter contrast then you won’t be disappointed with The Samata, a luxury Sanur villa resort on the south east coast of Bali.