by Ken Gargett One of the earlier pieces I did for Quill & Pad was on one of the world’s most extraordinary wines, the Seppeltsfield 100-Year-Old Para Vintage Tawny port. I am not doing a reprise of that here, but it is very relevant to today’s focus. That wine, the 100-Year-Old Para Vintage Tawny, exists only thanks to […]
Domaine du Tariquet – Beautiful Wines from Gascony
Why Tariquet Wine? Domaine du Tariquet is probably the first winemaker to have made wines in the New World style long before there was a name for it.A piece of history: France, after the 1st World War where wines played a big part in the morale of the troops, and after the enormous scientific knowledge […]
VERDE MOMENTO – Artisanal Mezcal
Mezcal Verde Momento Organic Despite its ultra-modern looks, this eye-catching mezcal is produced with the utmost artisanal care and traditional methods. Verde Momento is made with 8 year old agave Espadin by mezcalero Doroteo Garcia in Tlacolula, Oaxaca. The agaves are cooked in an underground oven using ocote, holm oak, and pepper tree which give […]
Spotlight On The Other Wine Co.
Since its launch in 2015, The Other Wine Co. has produced some handy little pourers for restaurants, arresting splashes of sky-blue on shelves, highly rated, deliciously drinkable wines; favourites in our collection. The Other Wine Co. is a special little brand whose ambition to think otherness is an exciting new chapter. ‘Otherness can be found in many different […]
The Macallan Unveils Two New Permanent Additions To Its Lineup
Today The Macallan announces the release of two permanent additions to its Double Cask range of single malt whisky. Joining the existing 12-year-old expression are 15 year and 18 year age-statement variations. The series debuted in 2016 as a balanced showcase of liquids aged in both American and European oak casks, previously seasoned with sherry. The […]
My Top 10 Whiskies Of 2020
In what has been a trying 2020, one small silver lining this year for me has been the chance (and time) to keep up to date on new whisky releases. So for my fifth year in a row, I’ve selected my favorite whiskies that I’ve gotten to try (I’ve also included links to previous year’s […]
Best Australian Gins Under $100
December is here, which means… the sun is well and truely out folks.The team take us through Five Local (and affordable) gins with the mighty intentions of clenching their thirst. Here’s our Five! 1- Never Never Triple Juniper Gin2- Poor Tom’s Sydney Dry Gin3- The West Winds The Sabre Gin4- Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin5- […]
Westward American Whisky Review w/ Special Guest Margo from Westward!
Today, we’re joined by a very special guest: Margo Jamieson from Westward Whisky. Westward American Single Malt Whiskey, hailing from Oregan USA, is a great pour for all. Together, we explore the Heritage of the distillery and how their drinks come to life. Between the Westward American Single Malt Whiskey and the Westward Oregon Stout […]