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Asian Elephants & Ceylon Arrack

Asian Elephants & Ceylon Arrack

Posted By Tom


Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Overview: Recent population estimates of the Asian Elephant suggest there are approximately 50,000 of these beautiful animals left in the wild.  Once widespread across the continent, the species can now be found in fragmented populations from India to Indonesia, with over 50% of the surviving population...

Save the African Elephant

Save the African Elephant

Posted By Tom


Overview: The African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) IUCN Red List Category: Vulnerable The population of African Elephants has decreased from a total of 1.3 million in 1979 to 400,00 today.  Over the past 5 years it is estimated that 150,000 elephants have been killed in the illegal ivory trade.  This has resulted in the virtual...

Cocktails for Conservation Menu Launch

Cocktails for Conservation Menu Launch

Posted By Tom


This blog is to celebrate the release of our Cocktails for Conservation menu available now at Bar 135.  For every cocktail purchased from this menu, £1 will go towards conservation charities worldwide. The menu has been designed to utilise those spirits that give something back to wildlife conservation and where we’ve had to use other...

Distillation Part 3 - Maturation & Oxidation

Distillation Part 3 - Maturation & Oxidation

Posted By Ben


All spirits when they come off the still are colourless. The ageing process for spirits originated by mistake when it was noticed that barrels of spirits tasted smoother and more complex after long sea voyages. The barrel is the most common vessel used for maturing spirits, usually 500-litre size. Smaller sizes can also be used, but these restrict...

Distillation Part 2 - Pot & Column Stills

Distillation Part 2 - Pot & Column Stills

Posted By Ben


Pot Still This is sometimes referred to as an alembic or alembic still. It looks like a large copper kettle and is heated by direct heat. The vapours collect in the head and are led off through a narrow tube at the top, called the swan’s neck or lyne arm, from where they go to the condenser. Here they are liquefied. Such a still is not very...

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