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by Peter Barradine October 06, 2021 2 min read

The Autumn Chill

“Autumn leaves shower like gold, like rainbows, as the winds of change begin to blow.”
- Dan Millman

Autumn has well and truly touched us, our daily commute is enhanced by an extra layer of clothing and the night slowly closes in, shortening the day as we greet winter through resentment and chattering teeth.  

But as we slip and slide our way home over rain sodden leaves we long for something to ease those harsh evenings. In this week’s blog we will be introducing a range of autumnal sips that will redden the cheeks and warm the cockles.

Sibling Autumn Edition Gin

We couldn’t start this week’s selection without including Sibling’s Autumn Edition Gin. The team at Sibling have taken their original gin and infused it with apples, blackberries and cardamom. Upon drinking this gin it fills you with the flair of the season and lends itself well in a G&T. Pour yourself a generous double, add your favourite tonic and garnish it with blackberries and slices of apple!

Newtown Black Cherry and Vanilla Rum

Rich, unctuous and satisfying flavours are called for at this time of the year. Imagine yourself standing in the Black Forest, the caress of slowly falling leaves and indulging in a delightful Black Forest Gateaux. One sip of this rum will take you there. Wharf Distillery have taken a white rum from the Caribbean and infused it with black cherry and vanilla. Delicious when mixed with coke, even better in a rum old fashioned!

The Sexton

To beat off the chill in the air sometimes it is necessary to call in the big guns and there is nothing more hard hitting than a whiskey. One of its prime roles is to banish the cold!

The Sexton is a single malt whiskey that starts its life with unpeated Irish malted barley. After copper pot distillation the spirit is aged in Oloroso sherry casks from Jerez, Spain. This imparts a wonderful complexity of dried fruits, apple, nuts and honeycomb. It is the perfect addition to your autumn hip flask. 

Anspach & Hobday The Porter

During the spring and summer months we are often looking for refreshment in the form of lagers and pale ales. But at this time of year could there be anything better than sitting next to a roaring fire enjoying a rich pie and a dark mysterious beer? This porter uses their own kilned and roasted malts to produce rich flavours of coffee and dark chocolate. 

Has that got you in the mood for the season? Well don’t delay, all of these products are available online or instore. If you need any assistance please pop in or send us a message and we would be happy to help!


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