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Age of Discovery – a Well traveled Cocktail indeed!

Age of Discovery – a Well traveled Cocktail indeed!

Posted on 13 January 2017 by Chris Ford

A specially created, barrel aged cocktail named Age of Discovery is now available as an exclusive serve or by the bottle at The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar. Having traveled the globe on board Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2, the cocktail has now returned to The Savoy,  where it was mixed, sealed and bonded for its world voyage many months ago.

With only 700 serves available, guests can order Age of Discovery at the Beaufort Bar as an exclusive explorative serve – inspired by the incredible, vast journey the cocktail has taken. The drink, priced at £90, is served in a custom–made glass with a magnified base, atop a map board which shows the journey and temperatures the barrel went thought during its 41, 000 nautical mile journey around the world.

Also available to take home in a bottle, the Age of Discovery blend has become the latest limited edition bottle (priced at £350) in The Savoy Collection 

The Age of Discovery cocktail itself matured in a hand chosen, 300 litre Jack Daniel’s barrel on board Queen Mary 2 during her 41, 000 nautical mile, four-month world voyage from January – May 2016. Formulated by the team at the world-famous Savoy’s Beaufort Bar, named Best International Hotel Bar 2015, the Jack Daniel’s cocktail is inspired and influenced by the tastes and aromas of the continents Queen Mary 2 visited; from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania.

During her four-month circumnavigation, Queen Mary 2 visited 39 ports of call in 27 countries, during which time the barrel was secured in open deck space to expose it to the varied elements and climates that have influenced the fascinating final result. Prevailing temperatures, humidity and sunlight – as well as more inclement conditions – have combined to produce this truly unique barrel-aged cocktail.


The cocktail will be exclusively available to purchase at The Savoy’s Beaufort Bar, and on board Queen Mary 2.

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Beetroot to yourself

Posted on 06 January 2017 by Chris Ford

Recently we were invited along to a Woodford reserve tasting with Woodford brand ambassador Tom Vernon at London Sohos  semi secret speakeasy bar The Blind Pig and as always when Woodford Reserve is involved we had a great time.  The Blind pig took us a while to find and I could tell you exactly where it is but I think that spoils some of the fun, so other to say its on Poland Street in Soho I will leave the rest for you to figure out….


This post isn’t  just about me bragging about what a great night I had though I want to tell you about the wonderfull beetroot Whiskey cocktail we were served  on the night as it just so amazing I cant help not mention it.

Heres how you make it

Beetroot to yourself

35 Woodford
25 Cocchi Torino
20 Campari
10 beetroot syrup
Stirred. Served straight up.

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