Beam Suntory can celebrate in style after being awarded ‘World’s Best Blended Whisky’, for the sixth time! The Japanese company walked away from the prestigious, Global World Whiskies Awards with their 21-year-old, Hibiki Whisky winning Best Blend and Suntory’s Global Brand Ambassador, Mike Miyamoto, being inducted into The Whisky Magazine “Hall of Fame”. The World Whiskies […]

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More delights from King’s Cross in the Great Northern Hotel – next to St Pancras – a chic hotel with London’s newest Martini Bar – Anthracite – (a piece of coal?) similarities are that this bar is a slow burner – the cocktails are made to order with precision It will set you alight for […]

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There are some things that one can’t compromise on, and long (and short) haul travel is one of them. Various factors influence how one travels and standards has to be at the top of the list! British Airways is an institution and they just get it right… whatever class you can stretch to the level […]

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Shake it up! This is a multi-award-winning cocktail bar, famous for its customer service and creative and often surprising cocktails. Established in 2007 by owner Andy Coleman, Mai Tai has grown to be recognised nationally and internationally for its bartending mixologists, winning UK and European bartender awards and reaching the finals of World Bartender of […]

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More Like Holiday Gin! It’s always a welcome we love – the Holiday Inn on the M4 – the first step of a great trip, domestic or international out of London Heathrow. The landmark hotel that sits proudly on junction 4 has become more Holiday Gin than Holiday Inn by opening the new ‘Gin Parlour […]

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Black gold – the happy accident! As editor I fought long and hard with myself, in a meeting with myself, over the inclusion of Mount Gay in my muses! I gave in, so here it is! It has become somewhat of a passion ever since the Barbadian nectar crossed my lips at the 1988 yachting […]

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Set high up, proudly overlooking Poole Harbour and its islands – this hotel is so popular for dining in the Harbar Bistro, every table has a harbour view and some look directly down on the Sandbanks peninsula – it is quite stunning. The hotel has 38 bedrooms all with Jacuzzi spa baths and most with […]

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