Drinks to try this Bank Holiday Weekend

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Here’s our pick of drinks to try this Bank Holiday.

The Tottori Bourbon Barrel (43%)

A blend of Japanese whiskies rested in ex-bourbon American casks for 3 years and bottled non chill-filtered with natural spring water. Gold in appearance with grain and smoke nuances on the nose. On the palate it’s soft with a hint of vanilla and caramel. The finish is soft and lingering.

Toku Saké

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Toku Saké a super premium Junmai Daiginjo saké from Hokkaido, Japan’s coldest prefecture, has launched into the UK. Brewed in Asahikawa, the coldest city in the Hokkaido region in Japan, Toku is madeusing time-honoured techniques developed over 120 years by one of the territory’s oldest breweries.

The Heart Cut

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The Heart Cut, an independent bottler collaborating with whisky distilleries across the world to create one-off single-cask releases. Providing spirit lovers an opportunity to taste and discover casks from a range of distilleries, the brand delivers a fresh take on the independent bottling scene, working with a variety of partners from small innovative distilleries in unexpected locations to internationally renowned brands.

Hip Pop

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Hip Pop is quickly becoming THE go-to functional soft drinks brand with no compromise on taste. Its range of Living Sodas has been designed to “taste good and do good” whilst offering a mass market approach to tackling gut health.Packed with a quarter of your daily fibre, apple cider vinegar and probiotic live cultures that are scientifically proven to support gut health.

Sunnyside Tropical Alcoholic Ginger

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Sunnyside Drinks Co, a premium, independently owned UK drinks company that has just launched a new range of fresh-pressed alcoholic ginger beers. Just in time for spring and summer, Sunnyside Tropical Alcoholic Ginger Beers are here.

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Lobos 1707 Tequila & Mezcal, the ultra-premium agave spirit brand crafted from a centuries-old recipe, founded by Chief Creative Officer Diego Osorio, with legendary athlete and cultural icon LeBron James. Available in three expressions exclusively at Selfridges stores and selfridges.com.

The Dalmore Luminary Series

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The Dalmore Luminary Series, curated in partnership with V&A Dundee, is releasing new masterpieces: a remarkable glass amber sculpture and collectable presentation case housing two new, exceptionally rare Highland Single Malt whiskies. The Dalmore Luminary – The Rare – 2024 Edition will be offered at auction with all proceeds donated to Scotland’s design museum, and The Dalmore Luminary – The Collectible – 2024 Edition will be available at leading luxury and specialist retailers globally from April 2nd, 2024.

For more information, visit Dalmore

For the love of Wine

Artesano Organic Malbec-Cabernet Franc 2022

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  • Available at Co-op (online and in stores, though currently says unavailable online) and Sainsbury’s (online and in stores)
  • RPP: £10.50
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Vergelegen Sauvignon Blanc

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  • Available at Co-op (online and in stores), Tesco (online and in stores)
  • RPP: from £11.00
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Tilimuqui Fairtrade Malbec

  • Available at Co-op (online and in stores)
  • RRP: £8.50 – just seen that it is currently on offer for £7.50 promo ends 23/04/23). The same wine is due to go on promo again 15/05/24 to 04/06/24.
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Bandida, the Ultra-Premium Mezcal brand born in Mexico, has just landed in the UK. Known for its exceptional craftsmanship and distinctive flavour profile, Bandida has earned its place as a symbol of Mexican culture and tradition. Bandida’s hand-crafted and organic spirits – made from 100% agave plant and locally sourced ingredients – embody the spirit of Mexico in every drop.

Bandida Blanco (700ml) | £230 is designed to be sipped with a medium smokiness, citrusy undertones and bright fruity notes.

Bandida Black (700ml) | £240 is robust in flavour balancing spice and smokiness with rich notes of coffee, chocolate and cinnamon.

Available to purchase online for nationwide delivery at bandida.com.


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Ramsbury, the award-winning distillery, has permanently launched their Raspberry & Wildflower Honey Gin into its range .A drink that offers a mature yet vibrant flavour with a touch of sweetness and a tart juicy finish, Ramsbury Raspberry & Wildflower Honey Gin is the perfect twist to elevate any gin & tonic this summer season.

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