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  • SOUTH SIDE COCKTAIL

    SOUTH SIDE COCKTAIL

    By Rachel Thomson

    The history behind the South Side cocktail is not 100% known. Some say it pre-dates the Jazz age however most agree that it is strongly associated with with Al Capone...

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  • VODKA COCKTAIL – THE HUMBLE PIE

    VODKA COCKTAIL – THE HUMBLE PIE

    By Rachel Thomson

    It tastes a bit like a boozy Italian soda – ideal for an afternoon pick me up! It tastes a bit like a boozy Italian soda – ideal for an...

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  • THE ARBIKIE PERFECT SERVE

    THE ARBIKIE PERFECT SERVE

    By Rachel Thomson

    Originating from the perfectly nurtured potatoes grown at the Arbikie Highland Estate, Angus, Scotland there is no dispute where this simple and sophisticated drink comes from. History:We’ve been perfecting the...

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  • DAVID STIRLING TALKS VODKA

    DAVID STIRLING TALKS VODKA

    By Rachel Thomson

    There is a misconception that all vodkas are made from potatoes, but the reality is that most people use grain as it is cheaper. David Stirling on Arbikie Potato Vodka....

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  • THE ARBIKIE ETHOS

    THE ARBIKIE ETHOS

    By Rachel Thomson

    You may have heard of the saying “It’s not where you’re going, it’s how you get there” and at Arbikie we couldn’t agree more. David Stirling on the ethos of...

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  • DAVID STIRLING: BRAND AMBASSADOR

    DAVID STIRLING: BRAND AMBASSADOR

    By Rachel Thomson

    With a background in the international hospitality industry and having been based in New York for the past seven years, I have grown used to travelling and engaging with new...

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  • IAIN STIRLING TALKS VODKA

    IAIN STIRLING TALKS VODKA

    By Rachel Thomson

    I am ordinarily a Scotch whisky drinker. I like the deep sensory effect of a Scotch. Vodka had not been something I drank, knowing only the ubiquitous grain vodkas which...

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  • THE ESTATE AND THE BRAND

    THE ESTATE AND THE BRAND

    By Rachel Thomson

    Growing up on a farming estate deep in Scotland’s Highlands was a privilege and I feel very lucky to be based in a country that has such a worldwide reputation...

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  • KIRSTY TALKS POTATO VODKA

    KIRSTY TALKS POTATO VODKA

    By Rachel Thomson

    There is very little published material on how to make potato vodka and potatoes are much harder to work with than grain. Most vodka is made with grain as it...

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  • BLOODY MARY COCKTAIL RECIPE

    BLOODY MARY COCKTAIL RECIPE

    By Rachel Thomson

    The origin of this ‘hair of the dog’ drink is highly ambiguous with many conflicting claims with the earliest claim dating back to 1921. The name “Bloody Mary” is associated...

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  • VODKA COCKTAIL RECIPES: VODKA MARTINI

    VODKA COCKTAIL RECIPES: VODKA MARTINI

    By Rachel Thomson

    Originating in the US this cocktail became popular in the 1950’s when Vodka was the new spirit on the block. As with many of the first vodka cocktails they were...

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  • JOHN STIRLING ON BACK TO BASICS

    JOHN STIRLING ON BACK TO BASICS

    By Rachel Thomson

    John Stirling, one of the Stirling brothers who co-founded and runs the Arbikie Highland Estate shares his thoughts on why maintaining back to basic principles will deliver first class results...

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