A visit to Chateauneuf du pape at Domaine Saint Laurent

Chateauneuf du pape is a dynamic southern Rhone region, making France’s most potent red wine (after Bordeaux and Burgundy). Well known for its premium red wine (90% of the production), a small amount of white wine production can also be found. In 1923, Baron Le Roy of Chateau Fortia enclosed the grape growing area, thereby laying the foundation stones for … Read More

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The most expensive wine in the world!

Who wouldn’t want to try the most expensive wine in the world, if given the chance? I was one of the very lucky people invited to taste Liber Pater from Loic Pasquet. It all started in the Landiras commune of Graves region (Bordeaux, 90 metres above sea level) in 2004, when Loic decided to produce wine as it would have … Read More

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Lock Down With..Wine Documentaries

As we don’t know how long we will have to stay at home, you may choose to curl up with a book, tidy up the pile of papers on your desk, rearrange your garage, enjoy your time in your garden or cook something different. I’ve done all of those- tick! Now, it’s time to have a glass of wine, get … Read More

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Peerless 3 Year Old Single Barrel Rye Selected Exclusively for Nickolls & Perks

Our second American whiskey released exclusively for Nickolls & Perks is here! This single barrel rye whiskey from Kentucky Peerless Distillery Company in Louisville, Kentucky was picked after our spirit buyer Jerome Gardener visited the distillery during a road trip earlier this year. Aged for three years and four months, this rye is jam-packed with fruit and spice; juicy cherries, … Read More

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Nickolls & Perks Exclusive Single Cask Edradour for Black Friday

This Black Friday we have released a new Nickolls & Perks Exclusive from popular independent bottler Signatory Vintage. The whisky, which Craig Mills from N&P selected at the distillery earlier this year, is a 12 year old Edradour distilled in 2006 and matured in a refill sherry hogshead. Bottled on the 4th of November 2019, just 272 bottles were filled … Read More

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Finest Bubble Krug Tasting 20th November 2019 with Essi Avellan

  We were fortunate to taste a range of Champagne Krug vintages at 67 Pall Mall on Wednesday evening, expertly organised by Nick Baker of the Finest Bubble, and in the presence of host Essi Avellan MW, the Swedish Champagne aficionado. 13 wines in all including a complimentary 2011 based Grande Cuvee 167th Edition from LVMH, followed by a blind … Read More

AdministratorFinest Bubble Krug Tasting 20th November 2019 with Essi Avellan

Our very own Craig Mills tastes Diageo’s 2019 Special Releases down in London

This year we have eight limited-edition cask strength whiskies selected by master blender Dr Craig Wilson. The theme for Diageo’s 2019 Special Releases is “Rare by Nature”, which seems to evoke the old Flora and Fauna range with some beautifully dramatised illustrations of the wildlife, and flora surrounding the distilleries depicted on the packaging. We were lucky enough to try … Read More

AdministratorOur very own Craig Mills tastes Diageo’s 2019 Special Releases down in London

A UK exclusive single cask from the Daftmill Distillery in Fife

In mid-2019, Daftmill announced a number of single casks being released, one of them being this UK Exclusive. With an outturn of just 234 bottles from the cask, as always with such limited bottlings we are releasing our allocation by ballot. About Daftmill Distillery. Based in Fife, Ian and Francis Cuthburt were granted their distilling license on St Andrews Day in … Read More

AdministratorA UK exclusive single cask from the Daftmill Distillery in Fife

Bordeaux 2018: Vintage Assessment

Sunset at Chateau Haut Brion

Having returned from a very busy few days in Bordeaux, Will Gardener looks back at the different aspects that made 2018 a great year for the region. A Vintage of Extremes ‘It rained until the 10th of July’ was a comment we heard several times from incredulous wine makers during the en primeur tastings week. Many were convinced they wouldn’t make a … Read More

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Nickolls & Perks Exclusive Single Barrel WhistlePig 10 Year Old

Nickolls & Perks exclusive WhistlePig

We’ve been busy hand selecting a single barrel from WhistlePig Farm in Vermont in search of another Nickolls & Perks Exclusive!  In December 2018 we took a trip out to Shoreham in Vermont with Axiom Brands (The UK distributor for WhistlePig) to hand pick our very own single barrel. This release marks the first Nickolls & Perks Exclusive American Whiskey … Read More

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