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Category: Armagnac

Read all the latest news about Armagnac here, including cocktail ideas and industry news.

Father’s Day: A bond in booze

Ahead of Father’s Day (it’s the 17th June, AKA this Sunday, if you’ve forgotten) our new features editor Henry Jeffreys shares how the likes of The Macallan shaped the bond between him and his dad

Fathers can be very forbidding figures, standing there by the mantelpiece in their top hats, mutton chop whiskers and tailcoats, smoking a pipe and looking all severe and Victorian. Or perhaps that’s just mine.

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Categories : Armagnac, Cognac, Whisky, Wine
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Whisky Advent 2017 Day #1: Glenfarclas 25 Year Old

Welcome to #WhiskyAdvent 2017! Drinks by the Dram’s Whisky Advent Calendar is back for 24 days of terrific tipples and Christmas cheer!

You know how I know it’s Christmas?

It’s not because there’s festive greatest hits ‘gracing’ every conceivable sound-system.

It’s not because there’s an impractically large Christmas tree dominating every town centre.

And it’s certainly not because of any Coca Cola or John Lewis advert.

No, I know Christmas is truly here because it’s Day #1 of #WhiskyAdvent 2017, and that and that alone means it’s Christmas.

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Categories : Armagnac, Scotch Whisky
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The world’s best boozy Advent calendars are ready to rock and roll!

Drinks by the Dram’s delicious range of spirits-filled Advent calendars are ready to ship – snap yours up today!

Our friends over at Drinks by the Dram announced details of their bumper range of booze-filled Advent calendars earlier this month. The stash has arrived at MoM Towers, and the heavenly haul is shipping now!

From whisky and gin to rum, Tequila, Cognac, and many, many more, each fabulously festive box is filled to the brim with 24 different wax-sealed drams, one tucked behind each window. There’s literally no tastier way to count down to Christmas!
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Categories : Absinthe, American Whiskey, Armagnac, Cognac, Gin, Irish Whiskey, Japanese Whisky, Rum, Scotch Whisky, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky, World Whisky
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This is not a drill – spirit-filled Advent Calendars available to pre-order now!

Drinks by the Dram has released its 2017 range of brilliantly boozy Advent Calendars into the wild – pre-order yours now!

Drinks by the Dram has unveiled its bumper range of Advent Calendars for 2017 – and the range is bigger and better than ever. From whisky and gin to Cognac, Tequila and many, many more, every calendar is filled to the brim with 24 different 30ml samples of deliciousness. What’s more, you can pre-order yours right this very moment with but a mere click of the mouse!!

Every calendar contains 24 different wax-sealed drams, one behind each window, collectively adding up to an Advent Calendar of much magnificence. We’ve got The Whisky Advent Calendar, The Ginvent Calendar, The Rum Advent Calendar, The Tequila Advent Calendar, and many more up our sleeves to make sure the Christmas spirit is well and truly flowing this December.
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Categories : Absinthe, American Whiskey, Armagnac, Cognac, Gin, Irish Whiskey, Japanese Whisky, Rum, Scotch Whisky, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky
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World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards Winners 2017

The winners of the World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards were announced yesterday! Take a peek at who took home some weighty glass trophies and get your hands on a Tasting Set filled with winners!
 
It’s that time of year once again – the World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards winners have been announced! Champions have been crowned and many wieldible glass trophies have been handed out.
 
Of course, with these awards comes the desire to taste the tipples deemed to be so delicious that they deserve an award. Well, you’re in luck, as Drinks by the Dram have once again teamed up with the World Drinks Awards to create a selection of Tasting Sets filled with winners! Check all 8 of ’em out below.

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Categories : Armagnac, Cognac, Gin, Liqueurs, News, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky
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2016 Whisky Advent Calendar – Available for Pre-Order!

Drinks by the Dram have launched their 2016 range of Advent Calendars, and you can Pre-Order yours right now!

Drinks by the Dram revealed their selection of spirit-filled Advent Calendars for 2016 last week, all of which you can pre-order right this very second! Every calendar contains 24 different handmade wax-sealed 3cl drams, one behind each window, so you count down to Christmas while exploring spectacular whiskies, gins, rums, tequilas and more.

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Categories : Absinthe, American Whiskey, Armagnac, Cognac, Gin, Irish Whiskey, Japanese Whisky, News, Rum, Scotch Whisky, Tequila, Vodka, Whisky
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#BagThisBottle – Win a Bottle of Comte de Lauvia Hors d’Age

#BagThisBottle Twitter Competition

Win a Free Bottle of Comte de Lauvia Hors d’Age Armagnac on Twitter!

Remember #BagThisBottle? It’s your chance to bag yourself a free bottle of something delicious on twitter in just a few quick clicks…

This time we’re giving away a bottle of Comte de Lauvia‘s new Hors d’Age Armagnac! To be in with a chance of winning this amazing Armagnac, here’s what you need to do…

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Categories : Armagnac, Competitions
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Spotlight on… Armagnac!

Armagnac is a fantastic spirit that many savvy drinkers, including many whisky fans, have begun exploring with enthusiasm in recent years. The good news is that there’s never been a better time to dip a toe in the Armagnac ‘eau’, as we’re offering Free UK Shipping on your *entire* order (or £5 off elsewhere) when you buy any bottle of Comte de Lauvia until the end of July. That includes their Fine, Réserve and Hors d’Age expressions, newly launched in the UK!

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Categories : Armagnac, News, Tasting Notes
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World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards Winners

World Drinks Awards World Whiskies Awards 2016

Yesterday saw the World’s Best whiskies and spirits crowned at the World Drinks Awards, including the World Whiskies Awards.

Before we get into the results though, some good news! Drinks by the Dram have once again teamed up with the World Drinks Awards to create an easy way to taste a whole bunch of these award winners! Head over to our World Drinks Awards 2016 page to browse their selection of 8 different World Whiskies Awards and World Drinks Awards Winners Tasting Sets.

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Categories : Armagnac, Cognac, Gin, Irish Whiskey, Japanese Whisky, Liqueurs, News, Rum, Scotch Whisky, Vodka, Whisky
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Around The World In 80 Drams – Week 8 – Janneau

Janneau

It’s week 8 in our Around The World In 80 Drams tour – we’re one tenth of the way through! We’re making our third and final stop in France this week, sampling yet another distinctly French spirit. As I mentioned last week, we were heading to a commune which my class in school couldn’t help but giggle at the name of when we were learning French geography. Yes, we’re heading to Condom to taste some Armagnac! But from which distillery? One that would take me over four hours to travel to from Courvoisier – it’s Janneau, of course!

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Categories : Armagnac, Cognac, Tasting Notes
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