Cooper King Distillery

IMG_1840.jpgWell it’s been a while since two individuals have enthused me so much about their craft but that’s just what Chris and Abbie, founders and owners of CooperKing Distillery in Yorkshire have just done.

A start up in every sense of the word (they actually built their distillery) Abbie and Chris have enthusiasm and passion by the bucket load and are possibly some of the nicest people you’d hope to meet too.

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Yorkshire Cooperage

It’s all kicking off on Yorkshire right now. Well, not literally, I mean more from a beer/gin/whisky point of view.

As well as the many, many (successful) craft breweries opening, there’s also a swathe of gin and whisky distilleries too, Cooper King and Spirit of Yorkshire to name just two.

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Diageo Special Releases

img_0675Well none of this is news now, but I am trying to get back in the habit of writing these things up.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to this recent event; the tasting of Diego’s annual ‘best of the best’ – from an expected Lagavulin and Port Ellen, to a less expected Cambus 40yo.

With retail prices ranging from under £100 to close to £2,500, some of this stuff is very special indeed, and this was an opportunity not to be turned down.

With fancy invite in hand, I headed off to 1 Marylebone Road, London to see what the fuss was about.

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