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Spirit of Motorhead

Motorhead Get Into The Spirit Motorhead has recently added 'Motorhead Bomber Smokey Shot' and 'Motorhead Iron Fist American Whiskey' to the range.  Beers of Europe catch up  Sari Wilholm from 'Brands For Fans' who help bands and artists create their own spirits! (from left to right founders of Brands For Bands -  Yvonne Wener & Sari Wilholm) Q: Who are you/what do you do?   A: We are Brands For Fans and we help bands/artists who want to extend their merch portfolio with spirits. Q: What was the inspiration for working in the distillery?   A: We do not work that way. We do all the tasting/profiling at our office in Stockholm and then produce the s...

Rum | A.H.Riise

The Rise of Riise Rum! Catching up with Bjorn Jenson, Director of Sales at A.H. Riise Spirits - Q: Who are you/what do you do?   A: The company A.H. Riise Spirits ApS is a Danish producer of rum, gin, and bitters. A.H. Riise Spirits ApS buy their rum from all over the West Indies and Central America. Only the best rums are destined to be enjoyed from a glass in the far future. Depending on whether it is at navy rum, a spiced rum or the luxurious Non-Plus Ultra, the cellar master chooses the casks from which to blend the exact rum. Q: What was the inspiration for working with A.H.Riise?   A: The name and legacy are based on the name and life of Danish Pharmacist, scientist and rum maker Albert H...

Gin Tasting

FREE Gin & Vodka Tasting Beers of Europe 7th September 12-3pm by Wild Knight Distillery TRY Outstanding Gin & Vodka from Wild Knight Distillery. Boadicea Gin ‘Classic’ - ultra-smooth London dry gin deliciously enjoyable on its own over ice. Boadicea Gin ‘Rosa’ - Subtle notes of peach and cherry, perfect served straight up over ice!  Boadicea Gin ‘Winter’ - Distilled using cranberries and winter spice to create a warming gin, perfect for those autumn and winter evenings by the fire. Wild Knight English Vodka - Made from the finest Norfolk barley, exceptionally smooth, soft on the palate, full of character and with a smooth, long finish… Liquid silk!...

Bullards Celebration Gin

Bullards Celebration Gin To celebrate the Canaries both winning the league and being promoted, the club's gin partner Bullards has launched a limited edition 'Celebration Gin'. Bullards, as the official Norwich City gin partner, will produce a batch of only 2019 numbered bottles to be sold locally including in store and online at Beers of Europe  The Premier League bottle boasts Daniel Farke's famous celebration on the front, as well as being finished with yellow and green ribbons and an OTBC seal. An eye catching presentation and something that both gin and football fans will be keen to get their hands on. Sam Jeffery, Head of Partnerships at Norwich City FC says - “We are delighted to be...

Absinthe Legal In The UK?

Is Absinthe Legal In The UK? Origianlly Posted on Oct 23, 2015   While searching the web recently we keep seeing the same question come up “is absinthe legal in the UK” or “can you buy absinthe in the UK”, long story short? YES it is legal and yes you can buy it.   In fact the UK has never restricted absinthe in anyway including the creation, distribution, selling or possession of it.   So why do so many people think that it’s illegal in the UK. Well the fact of the matter is that absinthe has been illegal in several counties around the world since the early 20th century mainly due to  some concerns of it safety.   However much recent studies and tests have shown that Absinthe...

Black Shuck New ‘ Passion Gin’

Announcing The Latest Addition To The Black Shuck Range ‘ Passion Gin’ Originally Posted on Aug 08, 2018 Another Winner From the Norfolk Based Family Business Black Shuck!   At 43% vol. Black Shuck Passion Gin has both strength and complexity.  Distilled with fifteen botanicals, including Passion Fruit, Grapefruit, Lime Flower and Elderflower, Passion Gin delivers a taste sensation to intrigue and excite the palate.   Black Shuck’s Passion Gin is the culmination of a two-year labour of love and creativity. Sarah Saunders from Black Shuck say’s “On numerous occasions members of the ever-expanding Black Shuck Tasting panel were summoned to Black Shuck HQ to taste test an extensive se...

NEW FROM BLACK SHUCK….. Ignite Gin – Gunpowder Proof!

NEW FROM BLACK SHUCK….. Ignite Gin – Gunpowder Proof! Originally Posted on Sep 21, 2018 Ignite Gin – Gunpowder Proof Another Winner From the Norfolk Based Family Business!   Black Shuck are proud to announce the release of their new ‘Ignite Gin’. At 57.15% abv Black Shuck Ignite delivers a Gin that is outrageously smooth and unapologetically bold.  The ever-present Juniper is balanced with the warming Sea Buckthorn and citrus notes. Ignite Gin is perfect for sipping.   For the first time Black Shuck will be putting the 35cl bottle of Ignite Gin into a Gift Box and excitingly the 70cl Ignite Gin will be launched in the New Black Shuck Bottle.  Whilst the overall shape remain...

Bitter Union | Q&A

Bitter Union | Q&A Originally Posted on May 17, 2017 Located in Bentley, England, husband and wife Tom and Lucy are the team behind Bitter Union. Bitter Union enhances and balances the different flavours in a drink by providing an aromatic and bitter twist. Hand crafted in small batches using only natural ingredients with no added sugar.  Still somewhat unheard of away from cocktail lovers, we’ve been finding out more about bitters and Bitter Union. Who are you and what do you do?   I’m Tom Moore, the co-founder of Bitter Union and along with my wife Lucy, we are the producers of a range of artisan aromatic bitters. We hand make all our bitters in small batches by infusing a range of different aromatic...

The Lyme Bay Winery | Q&A

The Lyme Bay Winery | Q&A Originally Posted on Mar 10, 2017 Nestled in Devon’s picturesque Axe Valley is The Lyme Bay Winery, a small West Country company that produces delicious wines, ciders, meads and liqueurs.  Inspired by traditional recipes, they push the boundaries and use the most up to date production techniques and employ some of the country’s most talented wine making and brewing experts to produce their award winning range. Who are you and what do you do?   I am James Lambert and I have the best job in the world as Managing Director of the Lyme Bay Winery. We make unique, high-quality drinks from cider to English wines, and many other categories between. Many of our drinks are recognised...

Rogue Ales & Spirits | Q&A

Rogue Ales & Spirits | Q&A Originally Posted on Nov 02, 2016 Are you curious to know about the people behind the beers you buy? Or perhaps you want to know what inspires brewers to brew and beer bloggers to blog? Our “Q&A” posts are a light hearted way of getting to know people working in, and connected to, the beer and alcohol industry. Today’s post features Rogue Ales & Spirits. Rogue first opened in October 1988 in Ashland, OR with a 10bbl brew system, but Rogue needed room to grow.  Jack Joyce, Founder of Rogue Ales, wandered to Newport in search of the perfect place for another Rogue pub.  In a freak snowstorm in early February 1989, Jack ended up stranded at a bar, in Newport where he...