Posted on 19/11/2012 by Mistercocktail

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Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Chase Distillery in Herefordshire. I was given an extensive tour around the farm with great weather accompanying me. Master Distiller and also my guide for today Jamie Baggott took a good few hours to show me around, taking me through all the processes they work with to create their 70+ variations. Mainly the production of their alcohol was expl… Read more

Posted on 07/11/2012 by Mistercocktail

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About 90 years ago, in 1927, Grand Marnier did a collaboration with several French artists to celebrate their 100th anniversary. A number of bottles were individually painted and some are now treasured by the family LaPostolle, owners of Grand Marnier. These handpainted bottles inspired the family to design a new bottle for their 150th anniversary in 1977. The result was a beautiful,… Read more

Posted on 06/11/2012 by Mistercocktail

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Cognac and Hiphop…horse and carriage. You know what I mean, they get along just fine. In the mid ’90s, rappers like Tupac and Digital Underground started expressing their spirit of choice was Cognac, and more specifically the brand Hennessy. Despite several other brands having been named and ‘promoted’  in songs and videoclips, Hennessy was and sti… Read more