Some of the things pondered in this week’s podcast: Henry VIII and his hop-related head retention; chilled out monks, Trappist beers, boozy bargains and, last but by no means least – yeast and the life of bees.
Read Mark Dredge’s great article about the monastery in Good Beer Hunting here:
AA Milne & The Bee’s Knees Cocktail
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Bee’s Knees Cocktail
Benriach The Original Ten Speyside Single Malt Scotch, £29 Waitrose (save £9)
Sweet and easy-drinking intro into whisky.
Balblair 15 Year Old, Whisky exchange, £64.95 (£13 off)
A bit more punchy, 46%, full-bodied, matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished in first-fill Spanish oak butts.
Vestal Kaszebe 2011 Vintage Vodka, Whisky Exchange at £21.95 (£8 off)
The potatoes used as the based for this vodka are the Vineta varietal and are all grown in the Kaszebe region of central northern Poland.
Absolute, £16, Asda
Great vodka for mixed drinks and recreating the scene in Wolf of Wall Street
Heineken 0,0, 6xcans for £4.50,
Sainsburys doing Bacardi Carta Blanca for £14, £2 off.
Makes a wicked daiquiri, 700ml bottle, 50ml per daiquiri, how many can you make? You do the math.
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